Green works refer to the employment intensive development, restoration and maintenance of public infrastructure, community assets, natural areas, and landscapes to contribute to environmental goals such as climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, environmental rehabilitation, ecosystem restoration and nature conservation. Therefore, green works are job-rich in nature, and are a tool to tackle environmental challenges faced altogether.
South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) can be an effective instrument to share knowledge in this topic, boost peer-to-peer learning among the countries of the Global South that are facing similar challenges and identify the “appropriate” approach.” In this regard, the e-learning course on Promoting Green Infrastructure Investments and Forestry Works Among South and East African Countries by Enhancing South-South and Triangular Cooperation was organized in 2023 by the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO), with the support of the Partnerships and Field Support Department (PARDEV) of the ILO to utilize SSTC methodologies for peer learning and knowledge sharing on the topic of green works with the participation of nationals from South and East African countries’ including labour-based practitioners (from the Ministries of Labour, Ministry of Infrastructure/Ministry of Public Works and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Centers).
This publication is a collection of experiences written by some of the participants of the course, with the objective of disseminating good practices already in place in countries of the Global South.
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