The second meeting of the National Steering Committee (NSC) of PAGE was hosted on 3 June 2016 by the coordinating Ministry of PAGE in South Africa, the Department of Environmental Affairs. In 2015, South Africa joined PAGE to contribute to better policy and sector coordination, support collaboration and help improve capacities in national and provincial Government institutions and collaborating partners.
The NSC comprises of the PAGE agencies and key national partners, and is co-chaired by the Economic Development Department and the Department of Environmental Affairs. Discussions centred on the implementation of key inception activities of PAGE in South Africa, including the Green Economy Inventory for South Africa, the Green Economy Learning Assessment for South Africa and the Green Economy Industry and Trade Analysis for South Africa. PAGE donor representatives who participated in this NSC, which included the European Delegation, German Embassy and GIZ, Norwegian Government and the Swiss Economic Cooperation Organisation, shared insights into broader support being offered to green economy and climate initiatives in South Africa.
NSC participants also provided inputs into the development and refinement of PAGE country priorities.
If you would like to learn more about PAGE in South Africa please reach out to: pageSA@ilo.org.