We recently undertook some original research into global circular economy training programmes for the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).
In particular the research focussed on the lack of policy know-how and expertise around Circular Economy and industrial policy in developing and emerging economies economies and how this could be changed.
The research included:
- undertaking an extensive review of the current global training market in the Circular Economy
- developing guiding notes on how UNIDO can help developing and emerging economies to put the foundations in place to create the desired resource efficient, low carbon and closed-loop economies through a tailored training programme
- developing an innovative concept for a Circular Economy programme that specifically targets industrial policy-makers and public sector stakeholders in developing and emerging economies
- providing recommendations on how this programme concept can be carefully co-designed with the target audience and developed to meet their real needs, thus becoming a key tool in building their capacity, capabilities and competencies and a crucial resource in making the Circular Economy a reality
- identifying a comprehensive list of potential global partners to work with UNIDO to turn this concept into a reality
- developing a draft outline, structure and guiding notes for phase 1 of this new Circular Economy programme