A new group of participants in the Inclusive Green Economy in Practice program, so-called IGE Fellows, met for the first time with the country support teams on June 21. The fellows, who are civil servants in government bodies such as ministries of energy and environment, will now share experiences, learn from research, and evaluate the best practices to achieve an inclusive green economy.
About 40 people in all attended the meeting. Even though it was online, it was very interactive and with a lot of contributions from the participants. There was a presentation of the program and all the participants. There were also group discussions in break-out rooms as well as a survey and a quiz where the participants competed in teams on the topic of Inclusive Green Economy.
“I think the session was fantastic. The activeness and enthusiasm of the IGE fellows sent a very positive signal of the strong achievement we can expect from the program this year,” commented Remidius Ruhinduka, leader of the Tanzanian support team and Center Director of EfD Tanzania.
“The fact that not only IGE fellows and support teams attended this meeting but also some very senior officials – the fellows’ bosses – shows a strong acceptance of the IGE program within the organizations and a great level of commitment and dedication,” he said.
The program’s focus his year is on sustainable energy transition and in particular how to reduce biomass dependency.
Coming up next in the program are monthly meetings with the national teams with training sessions in August and September, followed by a joint training session in Ghana in connection with EfD’s Annual Meeting in October.
Facts – the Inclusive Green Economy in Practice program
Inclusive Green Economy in Practice is a capacity development program for civil servants in East Africa on economic policy instruments for achieving just green transition. It bridges the gap between research and policymakers to promote evidence-based policies.
It’s financed by Sida, Sweden's government agency for development cooperation.
By: Petra Hansson