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Capacity development for Inclusive Green Growth Economy in

Expert Group Meeting on Enabling Measures for an Inclusive Green Economy in Africa. 23 and 24 September 2014, . Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Outline. Introduction. Role of capacity development in achieving inclusive green economy (IGE).

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Capacity development for Inclusive Green Growth Economy in Africa

Expert Group Meeting on Enabling Measures for an Inclusive Green Economy in Africa

23 and 24 September 2014,

Addis Ababa, EthiopiaSlide2



Role of capacity development in achieving inclusive green economy (IGE)

Trends and gaps in capacity development for inclusive green economy

Challenges and opportunities

Conclusion and RecommendationsSlide3

1. Introduction

Capacity Development (CD) as used in the report:

“Process through which individuals, groups and


, and societies deploy, adapt, strengthen, and maintain the capabilities to define, plan and achieve their own development objectives on an inclusive, participatory, and sustainable basis”

Capacity development is considered at three complementary levels:



or institutional

Societal or enabling environment level Slide4

2. Role of capacity development in achieving inclusive green economy (IGE)

Crucial role of capacity development recognized and there is demonstrated demand for it at all levels

Level of Capacity development

Major Roles or significance




in fostering


1. Individual



IGE awareness, understanding and



employable skills in green jobs labour


2.Organisational or institutional


Support IGE policy formulation, planning and implementation

Strengthen ability to analyse challenges, identify opportunities and alternatives, and take decisions on IGE.

Ensure effective IGE assessment and monitoring

Promote technology innovation, research and development for IGE

Mobilise financing for IGE

Develop green tradeSlide5

Role of capacity development in achieving IGE Contd.

Level of Capacity development

Major Roles or significance of capacity development in fostering IGE

3. Enabling or Societal level

Strengthen overall policy and legislative and social norms environment within which individuals and


0r institutions operate at national, subregional and regional levels

Strengthening incentive structures to reduce employee turn-over and ensure availability of long-term capacity for IGE in the public and private sector

Enhance political commitment and leadership for and popular participation in IGE.

Strengthen and widen opportunities to enable people to use and expand their capacities to the fullest.Slide6

3. Trends and gaps in capacity development for IGE

A growing number of African countries are designing frameworks that are providing the strategic direction and inroads for capacity development to foster the transition to IGE

Countries with such IGE frameworks include:




South Africa

Role and importance of CD is recognized

Processes for the formulation of frameworks and the frameworks themselves assisting in the identification of CD needs, priorities and approaches.

Scope of the CD needs and approaches identified is uneven across the countries

Some good practices in identification, formulation and delivery of CD emerged –Ethiopia and RwandaSlide7

Trends and gaps Cont.

CD development dimensions are being identified in scoping and other studies on green economy

UNEP green economy scoping (GES) studies

Other studies by Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and GIZ

Studies do not provide wide and detailed analyses of CD interventions necessary, planned or under way

Only provide a snapshot of the capacity development gaps and needs

Some striking aspects :

Most countries underline the need to create a good understanding of the concept of green economy

Lack of implementation capacity for IGE related plans and programmes – could apply to main IGE strategiesSlide8

Trends and gaps Cont

The number of international initiatives providing support to enable the transition to green economy is growing

Examples include:

Green Economy Initiative (UNEP)

Green Economy Joint Programme (UNDP, UNEP and UNDESA)

Green Industry Initiative (UNIDO)

Green, Low-Emission Capacity Building Program (UNDP)

Green Jobs Programme by ILO, UNEP and other partners

OECD’s Green Growth Programme

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)

Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN

Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Climate and forest carbon funds


Trends and gaps Contd

Most (64%) of those reviewed provided support to CD

A vast majority target developing countries.

Africa’s eight top-most beneficiary countries namely Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Mali, Ghana and Tanzania had each successfully engaged with 10-15 different green economy initiatives.

A number of initiatives underway and offered almost similar services to multiple partner countries, and beneficiary countries engaged multiple initiatives bears positive traits –

Potential for duplication of efforts and the possibility of marginalization of some

An apparent gap in initiatives that provided matching or brokering services that help to link countries with the assistance that they need including capacity development Slide10

4. Challenges and opportunities


IGE is a new and evolving area

Lack of comprehensive and living plans and strategies as well as limited interventions on CD

Coordination and enhancing synergies among CD initiatives

Financing IGE capacity developmentSlide11

Challenges and opportunities continued


Agencies providing institutional leadership for capacity development

Financing capacity development

Strategic frameworks for capacity development

Ongoing initiatives and partnership for IGE capacity development

Access to knowledge for inclusive green economy transitionSlide12

5. Conclusions and recommendations

Country frameworks to provide leadership in the development, coordination and delivery of IGE capacity development should be strengthened.

Easily accessible capability that can be leveraged and tailored to respond to needs at local, national and regional levels in Africa is needed and should be developed and strengthened.

Capacity development for IGE should be woven as a mutually supportive measure with initiatives related to technology development and transfer, financing, private sector development, and institutional development for IGE.

Region-wide coherence, synergies and coordination in IGE capacity building should be promoted and monitored.

IGE capacity development approaches that are linked and lead to concrete and transformative results on the ways of doing things and/or improved well-being of the target beneficiaries should be designed and promoted.

South-South (SS) and triangular cooperation in capacity development for IGE should be strengthened.Slide13

Thank You