Senegal and Burkina Faso provide Training of Trainers workshop to support green enterprise creation and green business

27 -29 November 2017, Dakar, SenegalPAGE organized a SIYB (ILO Training Tool on Business Creation and Management) Training of Trainers workshop on the ILO Green Business Booklet from 27 to 29 November 2017 at the Fleur de Lys Hotel in Dakar.

26 participants (8 women and 18 men) took part in this training including 17 SIYB trainers of Senegal and 5 SIYB trainers of Burkina Faso, 3 officials from  Senegal and one official from Burkina as beneficiaries of the future training activities.

Through this training, PAGE supports Senegal in the framework of the project on  the creation of green job opportunities (PACEV) and in Burkina as part of the “Maison de l’entreprise”. Thus the trainers were selected on the basis of the PACEV intervention zones for Senegal and as trainers of the “Maison de l’entreprise” for Burkina Faso.

At the end of the training, participants are able to train entrepreneurs to identify environmental challenges and ways to overcome them, define the green enterprise and understand the benefits of green business.

They are also able to train entrepreneurs to find a green business idea, develop a green business plan and green the production and consumption processes.

The next steps after this training will be to train the entrepreneurs who are beneficiaries of PACEV (Senegal) and the “Maison de l’entreprise” (Burkina Faso) on the green enterprise with the aim of encouraging the creation and development of green enterprises in the sectors such as solid waste management, renewable energies, agroforestry and agriculture.