Green Economy Observatory for Africa (GEO-Africa)

  • Year: 2013

Official project name: Scoping a Green and Inclusive Growth Economy Observatory for Africa (GIGEO-Africa)

Client: TIPS

Funder: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Duration: February-April 2013


The Sustainable Growth pillar is driving an Africa-wide initiative to investigate the state of the green economy on the continent. TIPS organised in March 2013 a week-long workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on scoping a Green Economy Observatory for Africa (GEO-Africa).

The workshop, organised with the support of Canada’s IDRC, gathered relevant research institutions and policymakers from Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania to discuss green economy issues in an African context. Based on background documents and an original proposal developed by TIPS in co-operation with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in South Africa, discussions were aimed at engaging on the local, regional and continental specificities of the green economy in Africa and the development of a programmatic proposal to assess the state of the green economy on the continent.

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