Green Economy Academy 2014
Organized by PAGE, the Academy on Green Economy was a 2-week training and learning event hosted by the ILO International Training Centre (ITC-ILO) in Turin, Italy from the 6th to the 17th October 2014.
The Academy offered a unique opprtunity for inspiration and guidance through global knowledge sharing, comprehensive and peer-reviewed training materials, quality programmes and resources, and different learning methodologies. Led by the ILO, and supported by the other PAGE agencies, the event gathered nearly 90 participants from over 20 countries. With participants from the private sector, public sector and civil society the training was tailored to individual and organizational needs.
Guy Rider, Director-General of the ILO, Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP and Sally Fegan-Wyles, Executive Director of UNITAR, all made addesses to the participants of the Academy.
During the two week academy participants attened a variety of workshops and seminars depending on their interest and need. During the final plenary session "Academy conclusions and way forward", participants were able to create a Green Economy road map for their country. In some cases the road maps have gone on to be useful pieces of work to support the development of action plans and implementation strategies.
Country green economy Roadmaps
The GE Academy Flyers
Green Economy Academy Interviews
While at the Green Economy Academy, we took advantage of the wide geopragphical representation of the participants and interviewed a few of the participants. We asked them a few questions about what is a Green Economy? What does it mean to your country, what is already happening in your country and what are some of the challenges you are facing?