PAGE Academy on the Green Economy Announced

The ILO, UNDP, UNEP, UNIDO, UNITAR, and UNDP are very pleased to announce the upcoming first global Academy on the Green Economy, an inter-regional learning and knowledge sharing event to support countries’ transition towards inclusive, resource and energy efficient, greener economies. 

Hosted by the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation (ITC-ILO) from 6 to 17 October 2014 in Turin, Italy, the two week Academy is organized within the framework of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE).

The PAGE capacity building strategy seeks to strengthen the knowledge and skills of national policymakers, technical staff, practitioners and other public and private-sector stakeholders, to actively promote environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economies through policy and strategy development.

The Academy offers a unique opportunity for inspiration and guidance through global knowledge-sharing, comprehensive and peer-reviewed training materials, quality programmes and resources, and different learning methodologies. Led by the ILO, it will bring together technical knowledge and experience from each of the PAGE partners, as well as other high-level experts.

Learning objective

By attending the Academy, participants will have increased their ability to analyse the opportunities and challenges for the promotion of a socially inclusive green economy. They will also have gained in-depth understanding of suitable approaches, tested tools and best practices at national and sectoral levels that will contribute to building long term institutional capacities.

 Target group

  • Policy makers, technical staff and stakeholders from civil society organizations, trade unions, employers’ organizations, cooperatives, knowledge and research institutions, in current and prospective PAGE partner countries;
  • Delegates from other countries which are adopting green economy strategies;
  • Staff and practitioners from collaborating/interested agencies and donors.


The Academy will be structured around PAGE’s approach in supporting the formulation, adoption and implementation of inclusive green-economy policies and strategies. In complementarity to PAGE’s national institutional capacity building strategies, this event, with global outreach, will also focus on the sharing of practices at all levels – national, policy, sectoral, value chain and enterprise – in order to offer participants fact-based learning. Topics include: green economy concepts, definitions and approaches; quantitative modelling options; the interplay between international trade law, macroeconomic policies and green-economy measures; green jobs and decent work; skill-needs analysis and development programmes; strategies for the greening of economic sectors, industries and enterprises; and social inclusion and gender equality.


Fees: 3,500 Euros. This includes full board and lodging in Turin, registration fees, tuition and insurance. Travel expenses are not included. To pre-enrol, please express your interest on-line before 18 August 2014 at: