About SWITCH Africa Green

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  • PROJECT OVERVIEW
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.   

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  • Agriculture
  • Tourism
  • Manufacturing
  • Integrated Waste Management
  Mauritius: Objective of achieving 50% of agriculture switched to a more sustainable agriculture.       As a result of the country’s economic success and diversification,agriculture share of GDP and employment in Mauritius has declined in recent years. Through the sustainable
Ghana: Tourism plays a relatively moderate but growing role in the economy of Ghana. Tourism plays a relatively moderate but growing role in the economy of Ghana. In spite of the substantial growth of the tourism industry over the past fifteen years, the true wealth‐creating and poverty
 Uganda: Objectives are to transform the Ugandan economy from a largely agricultural-based economy to a semi-industrialised one. Most industries in Uganda use obsolete equipment which in most case is not properly maintained and others use environmentally inappropriate technologies. Due to the
Burkina Faso: The management of waste plastics is considered the greatest priority for Burkina Faso. The management of waste plastics is considered the greatest priority for Burkina Faso. Despite public awareness of the environmental risks of waste generation, there are currently no specific

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