Senegal GGGWeek 2018: Training workshop on environmental economics

November 26, 2018 – The training workshop on the concept, policies and integration of environmental economics in training curricula. 

This training workshop, part of GGGI’s first National Green Growth Week in Senegal, was held at the West African Research Center(WARC) in Dakar. This event is a joint initiative of the International organization of Francophonie(OIF), through the Francophonie Institute for Sustainable Development (IFDD), and the MAVA Foundation. The project “Mastering Environmental Management Tools for Development” (MOGED) has been set up to support French-speaking countries for the transition into a sustainable economy by building capacity for the stakeholders.

The MOGED project promotes transition to sustainable economies, income-generating activities and decent employment, while protecting the environment, eradicating poverty and wealth gap. This workshop gathered many participants, mostly from universities, about the way to adapt current economic tools and public policies to consider the effect of climate change.

Dr. Mahamadou Tounkara, Country Representative of GGGI Senegal, chaired the launching ceremony. In his address, he emphasized that capacity building is one of the key elements to support green growth initiatives. Besides, development approach based on Green Growth is essential to reach sustainable economic growth.

Pr. Bienvenu Sambou, Director of the Environmental Sciences Institute (ISE), welcomed the increased collaboration between GGGI and the ISE, as well as their commitment to support the Senegalese Government to achieve Green Growth.

Mrs Seynabou Niasse, green economy expert, exposed key concepts as economy, environment, sustainable development, and their interactions. It has been proved how an economic model based on naturel resource preservation is a guarantee of social equity and prosperity for the most vulnerable communities and the next generations.