In a changing policy environment, capacity building and knowledge development ensure that expertise and skills stay relevant and up to date. Tools and trainings are part of the SWITCH to Green Facility’s  mandate.The Facility delivers trainings and learning events to assist EU staff and international partners to promote a better understanding of the green economy.

Transformation requires capacity development

SWITCH to Green (with the collaboration of the Mainstreaming Environment and Climate Change Facility) assisted DEVCO Unit C2 and the EU Delegation to Uganda in the organisation of a training targeting a wide audience comprising Commission staff and representatives of the Uganda Government, private sector and civil society. n Uganda, the training directly involved key local partners in the learning process and offered a balanced exposure to public and private initiatives supporting the inclusive green economy transition, while it also included a field trip to SWITCH Africa Green beneficiary MSMEs. Trainings like the one held in Uganda are tailored to the recipient’s needs.

Sharing knowledge that matters
To promote a better understanding of the inclusive green economy, give policy and operational guidance and present best practices, the Facility assisted DEVCO Unit C2 in the production of the Reference Document No 25, ‘The inclusive green economy in EU development: An innovative approach at the intersection of the EU’s Planet, People and Prosperity objectives’. The publication provides relevant definitions and explains the rationale for cooperation on the green economy, in line with EU policies and a growing interest in partner countries. It outlines the European Union’s approach to promoting international cooperation on the inclusive green economy, through dedicated interventions and by integrating green economy issues across relevant sectors, and presents results achieved and lessons learnt, while also lists selected references and tools. As such, it contributes to the EU’s efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda, the new European Consensus on Development and the EU Circular Economy Action Plan