GreenSkills: Building capacity for a sustainable future

Green Skills is a project of the National Environmental Skills Planning Forum and the Green Fund. The Green Skills project works to facilitate a more proactive approach to green skills planning in South Africa, focusing on a system-based approach to capacity building.

The Green Economy is a key driver for green skills development. This transformative economy is often seen as having the potential to create large numbers of green jobs, but these have not been quantified and there has been little associated skills planning. Key components of the project include a scoping study of green skills research and planning methodologies and approaches; training materials and training programme; a toolkit for organisational development that helps to unlock, plan and budget for green jobs & greening of jobs along the value chain of an organisation or sector.

You can listen to a SAFM podcast on the Green Skills project here.

Project Focus Area 

South Africa

Project Partners

Led by Rhodes University with UCT, UWC, Wits, DEA, WESSA, WWF, GreenMatter, SANBI and others under the National Environmental Skills Planning Forum

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