This learning programme is intended to merge an existing green growth programme with key elements from two other programmes on climate change and environmental sustainability, respectively. In other words, a 3-in-1 learning programme which as a natural consequence is less specialized but has more focus on linkages and complementarities of the three themes.
In many developing and middle income countries growth is gaining pace. Cities are growing, new industries are mushrooming, energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions are increasing dramatically and the need for agricultural produce is as high as ever. Huge investments in different types of development are made in the coming years by governments, private companies, citizens and donors. To avoid wasting investments on outdated and unsustainable technologies and practises, it is urgent to promote a more sustainable approach in both the private and the public sectors in order for developing countries to leapfrog into a more sustainable future wherever possible.
As expressed by the World Bank, it is about making growth processes resource-efficient, cleaner and more resilient – without necessarily slowing them, i.e. growing in a smarter way towards inclusive, climate resilient, low-carbon, zero-waste societies! Growing in a smart way requires a holistic approach and a constant focus on creating synergies among activities and sectors.
The target group of this learning programme is multi-sectoral and the programme will be relevant to public and private sector as well as civil society. Potential applicants will have to be involved in work where they can promote a greener and more sustainable approach to development.
Participants should meet the following requirements:
- Good working knowledge of English
- Computer skills
- A minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience
- Affiliation with a Danida-supported programme/project.
Learning Programme Objectives
The course will provide the participants with:
- an understanding of the concept of and the rationale behind Green Growth and its links to climate change and environmental sustainability,
- an improved ability to identify good practices for climate change adaptation and mitigation through case studies,
- a better understanding of the benefits of integrated approaches and environmental mainstreaming in the planning and implementation of development engagements,
- an improved ability to identify and critically analyse environmental problems and opportunities in relation to sustainability,
- a strengthened knowledge about planning for sustainability and how to involve the public and private sector, as well as civil society, in the process, and
- a network and a knowledge platform for promoting green policies and strategies in the public system.
Contents of Learning Programme
- Introduction to Green Growth
- Climate change and sustainable development linkages
- Integrated approaches for a greener development
- Sustainable planning approaches
- Identification and critical analyses of environmental challenges and opportunities
- Case studies and excursions
Structure of Learning Programme
This will be achieved through a blend of training approaches, including e-Learning modules prior to two weeks in Denmark with lectures, group exercises and excursions. Focus will be on challenging participants to think in an innovative and creative way, identifying both new ideas and possibilities for greening development and to create synergies with other actors dealing with issues pertaining to growth, climate and sustainability.
Participants affiliated with Danida supported programmes/projects/organizations programmes will be charged DKK 7,000 per study week. Total funding needed is DKK 14,000 – this includes study fee, accommodation, allowances, international travel, insurances and visa fee.
Place of Study