Algeria: the Green Entrepreneurship Programme starts with the launch of the National Switchers Support Partnership

March 16, 2021
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The Green Entrepreneurship Programme started in Algeria with the launch of the National Switchers Support partnership on 2 March, a first decisive step towards accelerating the transition to a green and circular economy in the country.

18 representatives from 14 different Algerian structures participated in the virtual session and expressed their interest in sharing this initiative. A national workshop will be organized soon to discuss the methods and formalization of this collaboration.

This national partnership will support the Algerian ecosystem for the development of sustainable and circular business models. It will bring together public, private and non-profit support structures to develop a comprehensive service offering for green entrepreneurs. More tangibly, once this partnership is formalized, the Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC), which manages this activity within the framework of the SwitchMed Programme, will be able to organize training of trainers in order to transfer all the tools and methodologies to the latter. Secondly, the trainers will use these tools in turn to train green entrepreneurs in the different phases of their business development (ideation, creation, start-up and launch) and effectively contribute to sustainable development.

The SwitchMed sustainable consumption and production programme aims to promote a switch by the Mediterranean economies towards sustainable consumption and production patterns and green economy, including low-emission development, through demonstration and dissemination of methods that improve resource and energy efficiency. It also seeks to minimise the environmental impacts associated with the life cycle of products and services and, where possible, to promote renewable energy.


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  • Algeria