About SWITCH Africa Green

SWITCH Africa Green is being implemented in 6 countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Uganda where the EU supports a number of projects and initiatives under the national development plan and national indicative programmes. The overall objective of SWITCH Africa Green is to support the 6 countries in Africa to achieve sustainable development by engaging in transition towards an inclusive green economy.   

Priority Sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Tourism
  • Manufacturing
  • Intergrated Waste Management
Agriculture is the main stay of the Ugandan economy employing 65.6% of the labour force and contributing 21% to the GDP. Sustainable agriculture is one of the priority areas identified in the
Tourism is the third pillar of the Mauritian economy and contributessignificantly to economic growth and has been a key factor in the overall development of Mauritius. A Tourism Development Plan was
Kenya should be enabled to participate more fully in greener international supply chains for these and other environmental goods and services. The main stakeholders to be involved, in addition to the
The proposed focal areas/activities for Integrated Waste Management are industrial waste management, recycling, reuse and recovery. The main stakeholders to be involved are Ministry of Environmental



Project Coverage

Switching to Green Business in Africa

SAG Ministerial Roundtable during AMCEN, 15 June 2017


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SWITCH-Africa Green is implemented by UNEP with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the Project partners.