Country Updates (December 2020)

Senegal : PAGE Senegal presented its experience on climate change with other West African countries in a webinar organized by UNITAR on 13 October as part of a sub-regional exchange initiative using the UN: CC Learn platform.  

Mauritius : The ILO and its national partner, the University of Mauritius, presented initial findings from recent modeling on green jobs, conducted with PAGE's support, at a webinar on the  Macroeconomic Impacts of COVID-19 in Mauritius  on 29 October. The webinar was part of a series are hosted by the UN Resident Coordinator Office, the World Bank, Trade Economics and the University of Mauritius, centered around the theme of COVID-19 economic recovery.  

Mongolia : PAGE participated in a UN Workshop on Social, Economic and Environmental Impact of Shocks Induced by COVID-19 in Mongolia on 20 November, co-hosted by the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the UN Resident Coordinator's Office in Mongolia in collaboration with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP). 

Kazakhstan : Supporting the Low Carbon Development Concept 2050 of Kazakhstan, PAGE has contributed to development of a policy vision and model for the waste sector, which  was presented within technical consultations on 12 and 13 November with more than 60 representatives of governmental bodies, international organizations and NGOs.  

India : The first official National Steering Committee Meeting was held on 17 November and approved the 2020-2021 Work Plan, concluding the country's inception phase with PAGE. The stocktaking study provided considerable input into the NSC Meeting and will guide country programming moving forward. 

Argentina : PAGE Argentina's National Coordinator presented in a workshop to the federal offices of the Ministry of Labor on the linkages between the Decent Work Agenda of the ILO, Agenda 2030 and Just Transition and Green Recovery, and in a capacity building course on Circular Economy, Just Transition and Green Jobs on November 19th, co-organized by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and the Workers Union Initiative against Climate Change.