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capacityWe are passionate about helping leaders broaden their spheres of influence, and one way of achieving that is through building technical competence to bring about change.

The concept of a green economy is poorly understood across the region, as a result the opportunities it presents cannot be fully harnessed. The green economy is a critical vehicle for achieving sustainable development, and unless it is well understood in that context, mainstreaming it into the different sectors will be difficult. Our capacity building programme aims to support emerging leaders, policy makers and business leaders from a wide range of sectors to build their competence on the green economy, and help them realise their dreams of a sustainable future.

This highly bespoke training programme will seek to address knowledge gaps in the green economy in Africa that have been identified by entities such as the UNEP, the World Economic Forum and South Africa’s National Planning Commission.

  • An online e-training programme, will provide a highly customised training programme on the concept, application and mechanisms for the green economy. The e-training will target decision-makers, business leaders and individual changemakers.
  • We also undertake an aggressive grassroots capacity building to promote a bottom up approach to the application of the concept of a green economy, and help build resilient communities.The capacity building programme will also be used to initiate a process of dialogue with a specific focus on how to bolster rural economies through the creation of business opportunities and improving access to markets for small scale farmers in selected areas in the region.

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Our Training Programmes

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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.

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Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) seeks to increase productivity, strengthen farmers’ resilience to climate change, and reduce agriculture’s contribution to climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing carbon storage on farmland. Climate-smart agriculture includes proven practical techniques — such as mulching, intercropping, conservation agriculture, crop rotation, integrated crop-livestock management, agroforestry, improved grazing, and improved water management — but also innovative practices such as better weather forecasting, early warning systems and risk insurance.

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Energy Literacy can be described as understanding the role that energy plays in our every day lives, and using that knowledge to make informed decisions and for planning purposes. An important aspect of energy literacy is the fact that information is made available for key decision-makers as well as consumers to better navigate the complex array of issues in the energy value chain.

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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.

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