Country Updates (May 2021)

South Africa

  • PAGE South Africa, in partnership with the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries and GIZ, is hosting a virtual “Green jobs for a better future” dialogue series, ongoing from 15 April until 10 June 2021.


  • PAGE has been acknowledged in Guatemala's UN Country Team 2020 Results Report (p 20), highlighting PAGE's support for the Environmental Fiscal Strategy through the promotion of transparent and effective use of municipal environmental funds, and in supporting the Ministry of Public Finance to identify fiscal mechanisms that can be used to access green financing.


  • The ILO’s Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) programme, with funding by PAGE, has continued support to the National Production and Competitiveness Council by rolling out COVID-19 recovery training to participating enterprises. Previous trainings by SCORE have focused on optimizing the efficiency, cleaner productivity and competitiveness of SMEs through improved workplace cooperation.


  • A Sustainable Entrepreneurship Training programme developed with PAGE, GIZ and the youth foundation DESEM has been featured in national media — highlighting the progress in-depth on the 60-person sustainable entrepreneurship course ongoing in Uruguay. Read the story.

Kyrgyz Republic

  • On 24 April, a Youth Climate Dialogue took place in Bishkek, in an interactive format with more than 100 young participants. The event informed young people on how to learn more about climate change and get involved in climate processes at the national and global levels.

Kyrgyz Republic & Kazakhstan 

  • A peer learning event between the Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan was held on 30 April, bringing together experts to review and discuss policy developments in each country related to environmental education and public awareness — including financing for eco-oriented education and improving the ecological culture of the population.


  • A two-day training was held on Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA) from 28- 29 April, with 56 participants from government and civil society. This event is the 2nd in a 3-part training series.