SWITCH Africa Green is a 3-year initiative which started in 2015 to support 6 countries in Africa (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Uganda) to transition towards a private sector-led inclusive green economy, based on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns. In Uganda, the project supported the formulation of sound policy and regulatory frameworks; incentives structures and tax; and market-based instruments in targeted sectors. It will also be ensured that micro and small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) were better equipped to apply SCP practices, as well as inform public and private consumers of the multiple benefits of sustainable, resource-efficient products.
The project intends to;
- Support policy makers to be better informed and equipped with relevant scientific information and appropriate tools and instruments such as policies, regulatory frameworks, incentives structures, tax and market – based instruments that promote private sector led inclusive green growth.
- Support Private sector to identify opportunities for green business development and markets (domestic and export) for sustainably produced goods and services.
- Facilitate knowledge development and dissemination, including lessons learned and good practices from the projects nationally and through regional and Africa-wide networks and programmes to create broader awareness, and increase understanding, buy-in and uptake of Green Economy and Sustainable Consumption and Production ideas among key stakeholders in the private sector, governments and the public.
Who financed it?
SWITCH Africa Green was funded by the European Union (EU) and jointly implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).