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 a cornerstone of Kenya’s economy employing over three quarters of the population. The main source of environmental degradation in Kenya is deforestation caused by over-dependence on
Burkina Faso has a modest share of tourismcompared to many other African countries. The development of nature-based tourism has been identified by the government as a source of revenue for the
Most industries in Uganda use obsolete equipment which in most case is not properly maintained and others use environmentally inappropriate technologies. Due to the high costs of end-of- pipe
The proposed focal areas/activities for Integrated Waste Management are promotion and investment in waste-to-energy technologies (biogas) including agricultural waste, agro-processing and domestic




Project Coverage

Kenya Green Economy Strategy Launch

SWITCH Africa Green-SEED Awards


                          MAURITIUS Country Implementation Plan With a view to catalysing the implementation of Sustainable Consumption and
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  KENYA: Green Economy Strategy Implementation Plan (GESIP) The Green Economy Strategy is geared towards enabling Kenya to attain a higher
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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.