Green jobs activities in Africa
Egypt: Green jobs promotion for youth
The project Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People (DJEP) aims to create job opportunities for youth in environmentally sustainable activities and has promoted green jobs at both national and local levels.
Zambia: Green Jobs in the building construction sector
The Zambia Green Jobs Programme aims to create sustainable and green jobs among micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the building construction industry.
Kenya: Towards a green jobs strategy
The ILO provides technical assistance to the Government of Kenya and social partners in the conduction of a green jobs assessment that will inform policy dialogue.
Senegal: Towards a green jobs strategy
In Senegal, project activities under the framework of PAGE contribute to the implementation of a national programme on green jobs.
Tunisia: Green jobs assessment
A national green jobs assessment conducted with the technical assistance of the ILO informs policy makers and social partners about the potential to create green jobs.
South Africa: boosting the employment potential of an inclusive low carbon economy
In South Africa, the ILO provides capacity building opportunities for green jobs creation.
Kenya and Uganda: Green entrepreneurship development
In 2010, based on a request from stakeholders, the Green Jobs Programme formed a partnership with the ILO Youth Entrepreneurship Facility (YEF) to promote green youth entrepreneurship.
Mauritius: Assessing the green jobs potential
Green jobs assessments conducted in Mauritius with the technical support of the ILO have helped to identify the national potential for green jobs creation and informed policy dialogue.
South Africa: Promoting green jobs through small and medium scale enterprise development
The Free State SME Development Initiative seeks to create decent job opportunities through small and medium sized enterprise (SME) development.
Namibia: Job creation in the green economy
Namibia conducts a green jobs assessment to inform and prioritize development plans and policy interventions.
Other ILO activities in the region
Recycling organic waste to fertilizers
Management of forest resources in the Kita District
Benin, Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe
Skills for youth employment and rural development in Western and Southern Africa