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.

List of Participants

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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. 

Guy Ryder

Guy Rider's opening message to the PAGE Green Economy Academy 2014

Sally Fegan-Wyles

Sally Fegan-Wyles address to the PAGE Green Economy Academy 2014

Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner's opening address to the PAGE Green Economy Academy 2014

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. 

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?

Osman Mohamed, Prime Ministers Office, Mauritius

Osman Mohamed at the Green Economy Academy 2014

Jonathan Kieser, Coastal KZN FET College, South Africa

Interview with Jonathan Kieser at the Green Economy Academy 2014

Ivy Wong, Iskander Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Malaysia

Ivy Wong at the Green Economy Academy 2014

Majid Loftalikhani, Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare, Iran

Majid Loftalikhani, Ministry of Cooperation, Labour and Social Welfare, Iran

Anabella Rosemberg, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

Anabella Rosemberg at the PAGE Green Economy Academy 2014

Jennifer Mohamed, Environmental Attorney, USA

Jennifer Mohamed at the Green Economy Academy 2014

Thuy Nguyen and Phuong Bui, Vietnamese Government

Interview with Thuy Nguyen and Phuong Bui of the Vietnamese Government

Milagros Paz Zegarra, Peruvian Autonomous Central of Workers (CUT)

Milagros Paz Zegarra

Zeenat Niazi, Development Alternatives, National NGO, India

Zeenat Niazi at the Green Economy Academy 2014

Isaac Mensa Bonsu, National Development Planning Commission (NSPC), Ghana

Isaac Mensa Bonsu at the Green Economy Academy 2014

Marcos Galvao, renewable energy enterprise, Brazil

Marcos Galvão at the Green Economy Academy 2014

Amadou Lamine, Ministry of Environment, Senegal

Amadou Lamine at the PAGE Green Economy Academy 2014

Ceclilia Mulindeti Kamanga, Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Zambia

Cecilia Mulindeti Kamanga at the PAGE Green Economy Academy 2014

Denis Lowe, Minister of Environment and Drainage, Barbados

Denis Lowe, Minister of Environment and Drainage, Barbados

Lamine Ouedraogo, National Council for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Burkina Faso

Interview with Pamoussa Ouedraogo at the Green Economy Academy 2014

Oliver Greenfield, Green Economy Coalition

Oliver Greenfield,