Announcement: 2016 Green Economy Academy, 3 – 14 October 2016, Turin, Italy


Turin, 13 June 2016 - UNEP, ILO, UNIDO, UNITAR and UNDP are pleased to announce that the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation (ITCILO) will host the second global Academy on the Green Economy from 3 to 14 October 2016 in Turin, Italy, organized within the framework of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE).

Following the successful implementation of its first edition in 2014, and building on results achieved through PAGE national and regional activities over the past two years, this second edition of the Green Economy Academy will boost delivery and knowledge sharing across countries and organisations involved.

See the event flyer here, and find more information on the ILO website.

What is the “Academy on the Green Economy”?

The Academy is a two-week capacity building event, which seeks to address the fundamental question: how to achieve inclusive green economies? It thus provides a full in-depth overview and understanding of latest global agendas, as well as practical tools and good practices - from assessments, to stakeholder engagement, policy formulation and strategy implementation – that several countries are adopting in their efforts to transition to environmentally viable and socially inclusive economies.

Beyond its specific learning objectives, the overall purpose of this event is to contribute to enhance institutional capacities for transformative change towards greener economies.

Who will I meet?

Participants are expected from all countries currently working with PAGE, as well as others interested in adopting low-carbon and climate-resilient green economy strategies. They will be joined by experts and practitioners from PAGE partner agencies and collaborating networks. The first day (3 October) of the Academy will be dedicated to a high-level policy dialogue with key delegates from PAGE countries, PAGE partner agencies and donors. A total of 120 participants are foreseen.

What will I learn?

By participating in the Academy you will be better equipped to analyse the opportunities and challenges for the promotion of a socially inclusive green economy. You will learn about suitable approaches, tested tools and best practices at national and sector levels.

How is the Academy structured?

A High-Level Policy Dialogue on “The Future of Work in a Greener Economy” will inaugurate the Academy on 3 October 2016, followed by a Knowledge Fair on practical tools and best practices from on-going country initiatives on 4 October 2016.

During the following days, aside from plenary sessions, the Academy will also offer a series of electives, which consist of 5-hour thematic workshops, each spanning over one to three days. This structure and methodology will allow participants to follow all plenary sessions plus a number of thematic electives of their own preference. Field visits and a knowledge sharing fair will complement the training.

The learning approach of the Academy is highly interactive, building on global knowledge-sharing, using comprehensive and peer-reviewed training materials, and adopting a variety of innovative learning methodologies.

What is the working language?

The entire Academy is offered in English. Depending on the number of applicants from French- and Spanish speaking countries, the Academy may be offered in more than one language. Therefore, please specify the level of language proficiency in your application.

What is the cost?

The tuition fee is EUR 3,575 which includes all training costs, full board and lodging, study visits and insurance during the Academy. Please note that your travel to and from Turin, Italy, is not included.

When do I apply?

Registration is now open and closes on 8 August 2016. To submit your application, please complete and submit the following on-line form: http://intranetp.itcilo.org/STF/A909165/en

As an organization dedicated to fundamental human rights and social justice, the ILO is taking a leading role in international efforts to promote and realize gender equality. In line with this focus, women candidates are especially welcome.

Who do I ask for further information?

ITCILO staff will be pleased to respond to your queries. Please do not hesitate to get in touch by writing to greenjobs@itcilo.org

Opening address by the Head of UN Environment:

UNEP Executive Director Erik Solheim welcome message to PAGE Academy 2016

Opening address by ILO Director-General:

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder video address to PAGE Academy on the Green Economy 2016