Achieving outcome 3

To achieve targets under outcome 3, PAGE has been supporting partner countries by way of designing and implementing nationally tailored training packages and programmes on specific priority areas with the overall objective of capacity building and awareness creation on IGE.

To summarize the progress of the achievements of outcome 3 so far by end of 2017:

  • 53 national institutions (22 additional institutions in 2017) have strengthened their capacity to deliver IGE policy analysis or training or to lead policy and stakeholder consultation processes.
  • 2,023 people (379 additional people in 2017) have been trained through national level training programmes and in globally or regionally offered on-line training programmes and on- campus training programmes.
  • An average of 90% of course and training participants have reported to have increased their capacity in IGE related issues in national, global and regional training programmes.
  • 11 training packages (2 additional packages in 2017) of IGE training programmes and specific training modules have been offered to countries (at global and national level).

In-country activities in the following countries support the achieving of PAGE outcome 2:

Mongolia

Outcome 3: Strengthening capacity

Targeted training events on trade, sustainable public procurement, green economy modelling and other thematic areas are key elements contributing towards individual capacity building in Mongolia under the PAGE portfolio.

To institutionalize green economy education and training, PAGE continues with its work with Mongolian universities to integrate sustainability and green economy concepts and approaches in university curricula. 

Peru

Outcome 3: Strengthening capacity

To raise awareness of green economy in Peru and support the dissemination of results, PAGE Peru has redesigned its website. An internal document repository has also been created for members of the National Steering Committee to share reports, meeting minutes, and global PAGE documents. Also, an internal monthly newsletter has been issued in order to inform key partners about the progress, results, highlighted activities and upcoming events of PAGE.

PAGE support in Peru is also starting to gain increasing national attention. In the lead up to the Ministerial Conference in Berlin, a video highlighting how PAGE has informed policy making in Peru was ran in Lima, and the German Ambassador to Peru, Mr. Jörg Ranau, shared his perspectives on Green Growth in Peru, the decarbonization of the global economy, and successful projects developed in Peru within the framework of international cooperation between Peru and Germany.

PAGE also continues to be represented in several external events including “the First Panel on Employment and Sustainability for the 2030 Agenda, in the framework of the SDG 8 and NEXOS 1”, which brought together private sector initiatives, civil society and individuals for sustainability in Peru. A strong focus has also continued to be placed in 2017 on training and capacity building with various Peruvian stakeholders on relevant green economy activities, especially for teleworking, green industry and green modelling (T21 and its integration to other models).

Senegal

Outcome 3: Strengthening capacity

In 2017, PAGE carried out institutional capacity development of waste management and recycling cooperatives aligned with the National Programme on Energy Efficiencyand Use of Local Material for Sustainable Construction and the National programme on waste management and in support of green entrepreneurship aligned with the programme of support to the creation of green jobs.

A training of trainers on green entrepreneurship for Burkina Faso and Senegal was also held in 2017.

Ghana

Outcome 3: Strengthening capacity

PAGE is providing capacity building support in foundational green economy learning as well as targeted trainings on the use of the manual on SDG incorporation in national development planning and green finance. 

Training on the manual: PAGE will provide training for key personnel of NDPC, Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) and MESTI as key frontline state institutions for mainstreaming SDGs into MMDA development plans.

This approach is to ensure sustainable and continuous capacity support for the MMDAs. PAGE will pilot the use of the manual on mainstreaming SDGs in development plans in 10 MMDAs in northern Ghana, learn lessons and provide feedback to NDPC, GSS and MESTI on how to upscale and mainstream the training support for all 216 MMDAs.

Mauritius

Outcome 3: Strengthening capacity

In 2017, PAGE held a two-day training of trainers on “How to design, develop and deliver effective e-learning”. The training aimed to capture the full potential of the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms’ e-learning platform for training civil servants, launched in 2016, and to deliver effective and high quality education on green economy.

Also in 2017, PAGE initiated a learning needs assessment with the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reform (MoCSAR). This activity aims to advance the integration of green economy into nationally executed learning action and programmes, and will identify priority actions for green economy learning in 2018.

Burkina Faso

Outcome 3: Strengthening capacity

Burkina Faso's National Green Economy Strategy and its Action Plan is one example of national planning that has relied on the results of a quantitative study where the system dynamics methodology Threshold 21 (T21) model was used to simulate the social, environmental and economic impacts of green economy policies and investments.

Further development and implementation of the green economy policies laid out in the strategy requires that the institutional capacities of Burkina Faso around green economy are strengthened. In this context, PAGE is assisting Burkina Faso by providing tailor-made training on system dynamics methodology aimed at technical experts and other key stakeholders from key relevant institutions. This will allow the country to be able to use the T21 model as a tool for evaluating the impacts of some of the quantitative objectives and required investments for implementing the National Green Economy Strategy.

Also in 2017, and as part of an effort to bolster green economy capacities, PAGE has been developing a Learning Needs Assessment, in close collaboration with the University of Ouagadougou II, to identify learning needs and gaps on inclusive green economy principles and processes. The assessment is intended to result in a number of recommendations and action items for up-scaling green economy learning in line with national priorities.

China, Jiangsu Provinice

Outcome 3: Strengthening capacity

The Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy (PRCEE) of the Ministry of Environmental Protection strengthened their green economy research capacity by conducting the stocktaking study for Jiangsu. The PRCEE is also engaged in conducting other green economy related research and has produced a report analyzing China’s Ecological Civilization under a UN Environment-supported project.

In 2017, PAGE, along with PRCEE, organized a 2-day provincial green economy academy which covered a range of IGE topics such as Green Finance, Green Industrial & Fiscal policy, Natural Capital Accounting and social inclusion and provided capacity-building to a range of key stakeholders to support the implementation of provincial GE strategies, policymaking and monitoring progress.

Also in 2017, the Environment and Trade Hub, under PAGE and in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC) and Suzhou Bureau of Commerce, organized a two-day training on Sustainable Textile Trade and Global Value Chains which targeted local textile producers and exporters, as well as retailers and policymakers. Here companies were able to share experiences and good practices, such as investing in green innovation, applying low-carbon production method and circular economy approaches, engaging employees and suppliers in managing sustainability, improving the resource efficiency of water and raw materials, as well as disclosing environmental information and improving transparency in chemicals.

South Africa

Outcome 3: Strengthening capacity

The Green Economy Learning Assessment (GELA) for South Africa, supports the development of capacity development, and was completed by a national institution, Green Skills.

The Assessment identifies:

  • learning priorities across economic sectors for green economy policy action
  • reviews existing institutional capacities to provide education and training activities, and
  • identifies opportunities for up-scaling the delivery of green economy learning through national institutions.

The findings of the GELA provided the foundation for targeted actions in 2017, including the development of an e-learning course tailored to the context of South Africa.

PAGE is also supporting the development of e-learning for green economy and in 2017 convened a three-day training of trainers on “How to design, deliver and evaluate effective e-learning?”. Furthermore, PAGE has been providing technical support for the development of an interactive Green Economy Knowledge Hub in South Africa as well as a National Green Economy Academy.

Brazil, Mato Grosso State

Outcome 3: Strengthening capacity

Targeted capacity building is planned for 2018 in the sectors of green economy learning and renewable energy.

Kyrgyz Republic

Barbados

Outcome 3: Strengthen capacity

Institutional and individual capacity building is an essential element of PAGE support and is usually incorporated in different workstreams.

With PAGE’s support, Barbados aims to undertake a feasibility study for the establishment of a SIDS-SIDS (Small Island Developing States) Green Economy Knowledge Transfer Platform. This platform would position Barbados as a leader in individual and institutional exchange of knowledge on inclusive green economy principles within the larger SIDS community.

Beyond 2018, Barbados expressed an interest to receive PAGE’s support in hosting a National Inclusive Green Economy Academy modeled on PAGE’s Global Green Economy Academy, including the possible participation and involvement of neighboring Caribbean countries.