Tunisia: SwitchMed promotes green entrepreneurship and social eco-innovation
March 23, 2016
The SwitchMed network, coordinated by the EU, organised on Wednesday 23 March 2016 in Tunis, a national workshop to promote green entrepreneurship and social eco-innovation initiatives in Tunisia. “We met Tunisian key stakeholders related to the ecosystem of green entrepreneurship and social eco-innovation initiatives to propose measures to promote these projects,” the network wrote on its website.
In its statement, the network also detailed the objectives of the event, which were to “identify the key challenges and opportunities for green entrepreneurs and social eco-innovation initiatives.” SwitchMed also intended to “propose concrete measures and instruments to public actor to establish a regulatory and policy framework, and stimulate the market for sustainable products and services.” Other objectives included proposing “concrete measures and instruments for impact investors to boost investment in green entrepreneurship projects”.
The workshop was co-organised with the International Centre for Environmental Technologies in Tunisia (CITET), the Confederation of Citizen Enterprises (CONECT) and the Laboratory of Social and Solidarity Economy (LAB’ESS).
The SwitchMed network is coordinated jointly by the EU, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), the Action Plan for the Mediterranean of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP / MAP), the Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP / RAC) and UNEP / DTIE (Division of Technology, of Industry and of Economy).