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2-day training to learn about approaches and tools for green growth strategies.

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Because the world needs realistic economic models that are environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive.

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Seminars, small group discussions and lectures by international and institutionally anchored experts.

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Where: Venue: Johannesburg (venue TBC)

When: 20th February 2015

Cost: R4200, including meals.

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Hosted and facilitated by the African Centre for A Green Economy (Africege) and the World Centre for Sustainable Development (Rio+ Centre).

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Interested in the Social Dimensions of Green Growth Training Workshop, 6th-7th October 2014

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Course Background

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Green growth has emerged as an important concept for promoting economic models that are environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. Many developing countries have recognised the benefits of green growth and have incorporated strategies into their development plans. However, the focus has mostly been on the economic and environmental aspects, with less attention given to the social dimensions of green growth – as highlighted at the Rio+ 20 Summit on Sustainable Development in 2012.

The African Centre for Green Economy (Africege) has partnered with the World Centre for Sustainable Development (Rio+ Centre) to develop a course on the social dimensions of green growth. The course aims to build understanding on the measures for promoting social inclusion in green growth and how key sectors can make the transition. Drawing from South-South experience, participants will be enriched from interactions with policymakers, business leaders and green innovators.

This course is unique from other green growth training programmes. It is specifically designed with a strong focus on equity and social justice – topics that are often neglected in the green growth discourse.

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For whom?

This course benefits those who want to develop understanding on the concept of a social and equitable green economy. It is useful for you if you want to identify ways to integrate its principles into your work plans, strategies and more. It is valuable across participants from the public, private and civil society sector:
Sustainability leaders and enterprise risk managers from the private sector Public sector officials at national, provincial and local governments Members of regional groupings, e.g. SADC, COMESA

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Learing Objectives

This course builds understanding on the tools and approaches to achieve social outcomes in green growth. On completion of the training, participants will be conversant with the challenges of greening key sectors of the economy, equipped with tools for developing and incorporating green growth strategies and their respective organisations and mandates.

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Methodology

The course is delivered through a mix of seminars, small group discussions and lectures. Participants benefit from the experience and knowledge of various relevant local and international institutions. The course materials draw from a wide range of latest literature on green growth that have been published by UNEP, GGKN, World Bank and more.

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Course Content and Structure

The training is structured into 2 key modules, each divided into lessons with specific learning outcomes.
Learning materials will be given to participants in electronic form for future references.

 

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Module 1: Introduction to Green Growth

What is green growth?
Greening key sectors of the economy
Green growth best practices

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Module 2: Social Dimensions of Green Growth

Addressing the challenges of inequality
Strengthening social policies for a fair Green Growth
Enabling active citizenry
Gender dimensions to Green Growth

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Cost and Registration

The cost of the training is R4,200, including day meals. Participants are responsible for making own flight arrangements and hotel accommodation for the duration of the training.

Please contact info@africege for the application form and additional information. There are limited places available, so reservation will be on a first come, first serve basis.

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Interested in the Social Dimensions of Green Growth Training Workshop, 10th- 11th June 2014?

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Course Facilitators

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Ms Leisa Perch

Policy Specialist. 
World Centre for Sustainable Development (Rio+ Centre), Brazil.

Ms Perch is an international Development Professional with 15+ years experience in climate change, poverty reduction and gender equality. She has worked extensively in the Caribbean region and on Small Island Developing States. In Africa, she has worked with the SADC Parliamentary Forum and FANRPAN on green growth capacity development, establishing communities of practice. She also collaborates with the African Centre on Gender to mainstream gender into climate change policies and vie versa.
Ms Perch is a lead author of chapter 13 on poverty, livelihoods and climate change on the forthcoming Intergovernmental panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. She holds an MA from the University of Nottingham and a BA from Keele University.

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Dr Mao Amis

Executive Director.
African Centre fro a Green Economy (Africege), South Africa.

Dr Amis is the co-founder and Executive Director of the African Centre for a Green Economy (Africege), a non-profit think thank and capacity building organisation based in South Africa. Prior to founding Africege, Dr. Amis worked as programme Manager for WWF South Africa, and as strategy consultant on water and climate change. Dr Amis has extensive experience on Green Growth issues in Africa and has consulted and collaborated with various organisations such as IFPRI, the New Economics Foundation (NEF), CORAF, and others. He is currently leading a project to establish the first new economy innovation hub in South Africa, in partnership with NEF and DOEN.

Dr Amis holds a MSc and PhD in Natural Resource Management from the University of Cape Town. He is a task force member of the UN CEO Water Mandate, and the Western Cape Province Green Economy Working Group.

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