The Green Fund, through its capacity development programme, is funding a number of initiatives which seek to support the development of the human capacity (skills, infrastructure, products) to support South Africa’s transition to a green economy. Thus far, eight innovative and catalytic initiatives, which are being implemented with strategic partners, have been approved. Several of these provide training opportunities – some of the key programmes include:
Green Jobs Training Programme for South Africa
The Green Fund, in partnership with the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO) is implementing a two-year training programme (2014-15) which seeks to promote green jobs and decent work in the transition to a greener economy in South Africa. The key objective of the training programme is to provide participants with the knowledge and tools to assess green jobs potentialities, devise appropriate policies and strategies, discuss investments and technology options, implement strategies, and monitor and evaluate progress towards job creation in the green economy. The training programme consists of a multi-step transformational learning process that combines 4 courses as well as self-guided distance learning modalities and tutor-based knowledge sharing via an on-line community of practice on green jobs. Click here to download the flyer of this training programme. Details of the courses are provided on the right.