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Operationalising Green Economy Transition in Africa

As of: August 2018

Objective and activities

Green Economy is increasingly recognized as the vehicle to put Africa on a low carbon, resource efficient development path. African governments are seeking advice on how to benefit from it. The project wants to bridge the gap between national strategies and local level decision making towards low-carbon and resource efficient development. The aim is to develop a tool which (1) opens up the potential of an area regarding resource use and (2) provides action plans for resource efficiency and job creation. The application of the tool will result in a better adapted economic development.

Joint project
Operationalising Green Economy Transition in Africa

State of implementation/results

  • Assessment reports of all partner countries prepared including evaluation of the subnational planning, budgeting and implementation capacities and the existing legal framework.
  • Baseline study to determine the development stage in the pilot regions regarding green economy approaches.
  • Strategy for web-based knowledge management platform to disseminate lessons learned and for relevant actors to exchange experience.
  • Implementation of capacity-building measures at local, regional and national levels to enable decision-makers for the implementation of green economy strategies.
  • Selection of pilot regions for the application of the Toolbox for Green Economy measures as developed in the project.

Project data

Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Environmental Protection Agency - Ghana, Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) - Ethiopia , Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources - Kenya," Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development (MITADER) - Mozambique", Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA)
  • Environmental Protection Agency - Ghana,Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) - Ethiopia ,Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources - Kenya,Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA),United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) - Kenya

BMU grant:
€ 2,800,000

02/2014 till 05/2018


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