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Green Youth Indaba Advances Interest in Green Economy

Under this year’s theme ‘Green innovations and sustainable skills development for inclusive growth’, the Green Youth Indaba discussions started with Campus Dialogues throughout May, under the auspices of which organisers and keynote speakers visited universities across the country to educate students about climate change, green jobs and unleashing their inner ‘eco-preneurs’. “We encourage the youth to be proactive with their future and come up with innovative products, ideas, solutions and concepts that will decrease and even eradicate youth unemployment, and from these concepts partnerships are created - partnerships which increase the opportunities for investment and an entrepreneurial spirit which we believe will put South Africa on the fast track to a greener economy,” says Candice Moodley from EWSETA. Green Youth Indaba will see ministers including Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation Pamela Tshwete and Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor share their experience, knowledge and thinking on sustainable concepts that will ensure that the eco-preneurs are well-prepared for a successful future in the green economy. They will be joined by leaders from Water Research Commission, Joburg City Parks & Zoo, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, and the National Recycling Forum promoting collaborative thinking and development to accelerate eco-preneurship and green skills needed to support rapid economic growth.

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