Peer-to-Peer Exchange for Public Officials on the development of sustainable industrial parks in Africa
Monday, 27 September | Monday, 4 October | Monday, 11 October
13:00 - 16:00 CET
Many countries are supporting the establishment of industrial parks to facilitate industrial development. But how can we ensure that these parks are managed sustainably? And why does it matter? Well, sustainability has many faces:
- Environmental sustainability helps meet the ever increasing demands of consumers to ensure the sustainable production of the goods they consume
- Economic sustainability ensures that industrial parks are economically viable and that the economic actors outside the park benefit as well for the good of the entire economy
- Social sustainability is pivotal for the fair treatment of workers and a constructive community outreach and dialogue
- The performance of the Park Management as the fourth dimension of sustainability is key to ensuring tenant companies receive high quality services
But what can Governments and public agencies do to facilitate such a sustainable development and management of new or existing industrial parks?
Join us for a peer-to-peer learning experience!
What can you expect?
- You can exchange with other public officials on how they are approaching this topic.
- You will get to know the perspective of industrial parks.
- You will learn from industrial park experts on international good practices and the International Framework on Eco-Industrial Parks of the World Bank, UNIDO and GIZ as a framework for sustainable development of industrial areas.
- We will seek to tailor the event to your needs and would use your comments in the registration form as an important input to the structuring of the exchange
The training and exchange will take place over the course of three days, 3 hours each day, so a total of 9 hours. Dates and timing:
- Monday, 27 September 13:00 – 16:00 CET
- Monday, 4 October, 13:00 – 16:00 CET
- Monday, 11 October, 13:00 – 16:00 CET
It will be a mix of presentations and opportunities for discussion and peer-to-peer exchanges.
If you are a Government / Public Official from an African, Caribbean or Pacific country working on industrial development (ideally industrial parks) you are eligible.
If you are unsure whether you can or should participate, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
The attendance is free of charge. If you are from a Government Department or Agency, you can send us your application. Please do so asap.
Please note that we may not be able to accept all applications. In particular, we cannot accept applications from non-policy making bodies.