Delegation of the European Union to Uganda

EU Delegation hosts Green Economy Workshop

28/04/2017 - 18:04
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The European Union Delegation to Uganda hosted an intensive workshop on "Inclusive Green Economy : seizing new opportunities to generate growth, create jobs and help reduce poverty".

Greening Economy

The workshop, which took place at Hotel Africana in Kampala, was attended by resentatives of the Government of Uganda, Local Governments, Civil Society Organisations, Private Sector as well as staff of the European Union Delegation to Uganda.

A number of speakers, including green champions such as the Mayor of Kasese District and representatives of the Kampala Capital City Authority, animated the workshop sharing their knowledge and experience. The workshop programme included also a field visit to two green enterprises in Uganda's capital, Kampala.

Speaking at the opening of the workshop on April 25, the European Union Head of Delegation to Uganda, Ambassador Kristian Schmidt noted that "time is ripe to fully focus on turning Uganda green", in other words, to "grow without destroying".

Inclusive Green Economy is an economy that can ensure growth and development, while at the same time improving human well-being, providing decent jobs, reducing inequality, tackling poverty and preserving natural capital which we all depend on (European Commission Communication « Rio+20 : towards the green economy and better governance » COM(2011)363 adopted on 20 June 2011).

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