Green jobs activities in Africa

In Africa, green jobs activities are being implemented across the continent. The Green Jobs Programme has initiated and been involved in numerous activities in the region, notably in Egypt, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The most recent activities are presented below:
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Namibia: Job creation in the green economy

    Namibia conducts a green jobs assessment to inform and prioritize development plans and policy interventions.