EfD Tanzania showcased the Inclusive Green Economy in practice program (IGE) during the Research and Innovation Week held on April 20-22 and organized by the University of Dar es Salaam. The three-day event attracted an influx of attendees with a substantial number flocking the EfD stall to learn more about IGE.
Organized under the theme: Research and Innovation for Societal Impact in Tanzania, the Week provided an important platform to engage with different stakeholders across academia and policy on the role of an inclusive green economy in achieving Agenda 2030.
While interacting with visitors at the EfD stall, Professor Razack Lokina, Center Director at EfD Tanzania, explained that the IGE program was a timely intervention in strengthening the country’s capacities in developing responsive policies. The IGE program is particularly anchored on Sustainable Development Goal 8: decent working conditions and sustainable economic growth.
Razack Lokina demonstrated the linkage between the program and the Tanzania Development Vision 2025 (TDV 2025) which aspires to attain an Inclusive Green economy by reducing deforestation, land degradation, and pollution.
The IGE program is implemented by Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda. Participants drawn from civil service and policymaking agencies receive training on environmental and economic instruments, organizational change, and national systems.
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By Salvatory Macha