PROJECT OVERVIEW (5)
COUNTRY SCOPE: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mauritius. BURKINA FASO: 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 management of conservation areas in Burkina Faso. The implementation of sustainable tourism will benefit local communities as well as local authorities. 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 reducing potential of the sector has not been realised. Ghana through the development of nature-based tourism and implementation of SCP practices in the sector has the potential to realise the true potential of this sector. MAURITIUS: Tourism is the third pillar of the Mauritian economy and contributes significantly to economic growth and has been a key factor in the overall development of Mauritius. A Tourism Development Plan was prepared in 2000 setting the objective of Mauritius acquiring a ‘Green Destination’ status by 2020. This involves eliminating unsustainable environmental practices throughout the island, in hotels,businesses and the local community. The tourism industry is also developing its own eco-label.
COUNTRY SCOPE: Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Uganda. GHANA:The proposed focal areas/activities for manufacturing of environmental goods or sustainability certified goods for both domestic consumption and international exports, including participation in international value chains. KENYA: 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 private sector, are Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. MAURITIUS: The proposed focal areas/activities for manufacturing are on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP). These include implementation of RECP in the textile and food and beverages sectors, development of policies and capacity building. SOUTH AFRICA: The proposed focal areas/activities for manufacturing are water efficiency programmes, vehicular emissions, solar and wind energy manufacturing strategies, regulations on blending of biofuels, and an industrial energy efficiency programme. UGANDA: 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 technologies, the industrial wastes are released untreatedinto the environment.By introducing resource efficient and cleaner production methods,for example, water and energy consumption per unit product will reduce the production cost of industries as well as promote sustainable waste management.
COUNTRY SCOPE: Burkina Faso, Uganda, Ghana, South Africa. BURKINA FASO:The proposed focal areas/activities for Integrated Waste Management are promotion of sustainable waste management - solid waste management and transformation of compost, collection and processing of plastic waste, waste management in companies, establishment of household waste collection for communities/municipalities, and promotion of biogas. UGANDA: The proposed focal areas/activities for Integrated Waste Management are capacity building for key institutions to foster adoption of SCP practices, introduction and implementation of SCP practices in enterprises and institutions, development and provision of specific technical services and toolkits on SCP related issues, promotion of the development. SOUTH AFRICA: 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 Affairs, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Economic Development, South Africa NCPC and research institutes. GHANA: 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 sewage/waste water, and promotion of the development of green business/jobs through recycling of plastic waste, wood waste and electronic waste.
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.