The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) will hold its second. Regional Practitioners’ Workshop on Green Growth in Africa, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2-3 April 2014. The Workshop on Green Growth in Africa, “Pathways to Green Growth in Africa” will aim at (1) exploring the rationale for green(er) growth in an African context, (2) facilitating policy dialogue and knowledge sharing which will help guide policy-makers in Africa and (3) moving the dialogue on to practical implementation issues. The focus will be on setting a vision for green growth in Africa through thematic sessions on matters of relevance to the region. The workshop will be hosted by the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), organized by the World Bank and designed and executed in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), with additional funding from the African Climate and Development Society (ACD-Soc) and PROFOR (Program on Forests).
The GGKP workshop will follow the ACD-Soc convening workshop “Priority Setting and Long Term Vision”, 1 April 2014. The ACD-Soc is a regional platform of the LEDS GP, that brings together policy, practice and research communities from across Africa to empower partnerships between these communities and to embed climate resilient and low emission development into Africa’s development agenda, activities and future. This convening workshop will focus on supporting the development of ACD-Soc as a forum to advance climate resilient low emission development in Africa.
These workshops will bring together leading scholars and experienced practitioners from multilateral development agencies to address a number of potential connections linking economic growth and environmental resource management during three days of sessions, seminars, and networking. Given high dependence on natural resources as an engine of growth and the rapid pace of infrastructure development in the region, the following linkages will be explored: natural resources management, renewable energy and greening infrastructure.