Mauritius: PAGE partnership with SWITCH Africa Green

Mauritius, 15 March 2016  - PAGE is partnering with SWITCH Africa Green project (SAG) in a number of countries. The SAG project, developed and funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), aims to support African countries in their transition to an Inclusive Green Economy and promote a shift to sustainable consumption and production patterns and practices.

In Mauritius, SAG is funding six country projects and three multi-country projects that include four sectors identified in the Mauritius Green Economy Assessment produced by UNEP and PAGE in 2015: agriculture, energy, tourism, waste, and green skills development for employment in a green economy. On 15 March, a two-day SAG Project National Stakeholders Workshop took place in Mauritius, with the purpose of promoting the common understanding of SAG's objectives, as well as the required outputs of the country projects among the national stakeholders, grantees, partners and final beneficiaries, such as the SMEs.

PAGE is currently collaborating with the SAG project by providing capacity development support for some of these projects through the planned activities for green entrepreneurship and skills development.