Business TV Africa (BTA) News on UNU-INRA & ILO GE Regional Forum
UN University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa, in collaboration with the International Training Centre of the ILO and the ILO’s Green Jobs Programme, held a five-day regional forum in Accra, Ghana, from 9th -13th November, 2015. The theme of the forum is “Greening Industries and Green Entrepreneurship Promotion as a Driver of Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in Rural Africa”.
Papa Bartels, the Director of Logistics and Value Chain, Ministry of Trade and Industries, Ghana, calls on African countries to promote Green Economy for sustainable development.
Dr. Elias T. Ayuk, Director of UNU-INRA notes that there are opportunities for green industries to create employment and admonishes the private sector to support individuals to start businesses that are resource efficient.
Ms. Christine Evans-Klock, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ghana, highlights on the need for industries to use energy efficiently. Available at https://youtu.be/0KdDfOsGfa4
TV3 Coverage of UNU-INRA & ILO Regional Forum on Green Economy, Accra, 9th Nov.2015
The UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Ghana, Ms Christine Evans-Klock, stresses on the mandate of the UN University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), as an Institute set up to provide a platform for the sustainable management of Africa’s natural resources.
Mr. Papa Bartels, Director of Logistics and Value Chain of the Ministry of Trade and Industry emphasizes Government’s role in providing enabling environment for businesses.
The Director of UNU-INRA, Dr. Elias T. Ayuk, underscores the importance of the regional forum, indicating that it aims to build capacity of Africans to promote green economy. Available at: https://youtu.be/DNKa6TYUB7Q
Joy News on UNU-INRA and ILO Regional Green Economy Forum
A five-day regional Green Economy Forum held by UNU-INRA and ILO from 9th to 13th November, 2015 in Accra, Ghana.
Speaking to Joy News, Papa Bartels, Director of Logistics and Value Chain, Ministry of Trade and Industries- Ghana, observes that businesses in Ghana and Africa as a whole need to go green to ensure that jobs are created for economic development. Available at https://youtu.be/hLUI71uQFdE