The Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) will have completed SwitchMed’s Training of Trainers programme (ToT) for Sustainable Business Development in five target countries by January 2021. The ToTs aim at enhancing the capacities of the Business Support Organizations (BSOs) members of the Switchers Support National Partnership promoted by SwitchMed in the following countries: Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Tunisia and Morocco.
A total of 106 experts (44% women) representing around 60 BSOs have been trained on Sustainable Business Development so far, transferring them SwitchMed set of tools and methodologies.
Thanks to the ToT programme, trainers from the BSOs members of the Switchers Support National Partnerships will be able to support entrepreneurs to create sustainable businesses with the support of an innovative set of online tools.
The SwitchMed initiative is funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Economy Division, the United Nations Environment Programme Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP) and its Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC). The initiative was launched in 2013 to speed up the shift to sustainable consumption and production patterns in the Southern Mediterranean, notably through the promotion of circular economy approaches. The programme aims at achieving productive, circular and sharing economies in the Mediterranean by changing the way goods and services are consumed and produced so that human development is decoupled from environmental degradation.
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