Green Economy Learning Workshop Series for Decision-makers - Government, Business and investors

In partnership with the City of Cape Town, GreenCape is piloting the first Green Economy Awareness for Decision Makers workshop series. This workshop series aims to assist in accelerating green economic innovation and growth.

Often government officials are inundated with opportunities to impact the green economy, but decision makers are not always aware of the latest innovations, and at times are faced with unfamiliar obstacles in implementing these. Hence there is an opportunity to assist decision makers so that they may be supportive and active in removing barriers to green economic growth. 

The series begins with a generalist module, which provides an introduction to green economy principles and presents an argument for how the green economy can address the pressing economic and social challenges faced by South Africans.

The series also includes specialist modules for those interested in further study. These will focus on three key green economy sectors namely water, energy and waste (with circular economy principles).

Each module is expected to have both facilitated knowledge sharing (anticipated to be 0.5 day-sessions) and self-study components.

The workshops are FREE, but this pilot series can only accommodate 100 delegates, with the majority of seats reserved for government officials. If you want to attend you should RSVP soonest to reserve your place.


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Courses


Generalist Module

This module includes learning for the following:

  • What is meant by a green economy, through an economic development and social inclusion lens;
  • What principles and conditions are intrinsic in green economy development and how these are relevant in a South African context;
  • The South African government’s position for green economy development;
  • The policy and legislative environment for green economy development in South Africa; and
  • Opportunity sectors for green economy development and green jobs in South Africa.

This module will be delivered online during the months of October and November 2020.

All courses run from 9am - 12pm.

We have 60 seats available for government officials, 20 for business decision makers and 20 for investors interested in green economy development.

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Specialist Module – Waste & Circular Economy

This module on Waste and the Circular Economy highlights the value of the Waste sector and how circular economy principles can unlock very exciting opportunities for increased economic and social value.

The module includes learning for the following:

  • Why waste matters;
  • How waste is managed (in Cape Town);
  • The value of waste (in Cape Town and South Africa);
  • Key stakeholders for the waste sector;
  • The principles of a circular economy;
  • The potential business models of a circular economy; and
  • Opportunities for service delivery and economic growth in the circular economy.

Please note that the courses will run from 9am - 1pm.

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Specialist Module – Water

This module on Water covers water management and

The module includes learning for the following:

  • Why water matters;
  • How water is managed (in Cape Town);
  • The value of a green economy for water (in Cape Town and South Africa);
  • Key stakeholders for the water sector;
  • Opportunities for service delivery and economic growth in the water sector.

These modules will be delivered online and, where possible, in person, between November 2020 and March 2021.

We have 60 seats available for government officials, 20 for business decision makers and 20 for investors interested in green economy development.

Please note that the courses will run from 9am - 1pm.

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Specialist Module - Energy

This module on Energy looks at the sub-sectors of utility-scale energy, small-scale embedded generation (SSEG), and electronic vehicles. Together, we will discuss the opportunities and barriers for increased economic and social value.

The module includes learning for the following:

  • How utility-scale energy is generated and managed in South Africa;
  • The barriers for sustainability for utility-scale energy in South Africa;
  • The South African government’s position for sustainable energy and the renewable energy landscape for utility-scale energy in South Africa;
  • The policy and legislative environment for energy in South Africa;
  • Key stakeholders for the energy sector;
  • Opportunities and barriers to small-scale embedded generation;
  • Low-income electrification; and
  • The exciting new sector for electronic vehicles and sustainable transport.

These modules will be delivered online and, where possible, in person, between November 2020 and March 2021.

We have 60 seats available for government officials, 20 for business decision makers and 20 for investors interested in green economy development.

Please note that the courses will run from 9am - 1pm.

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For further information, questions or comments please contact our skills desk.