Green Jobs and Sustainable Development International Centre
c/o l'Etude d'avocats
Chemin des Carrés 37
Monday - Friday: 10 am till 5:30 pm
Green Jobs and Sustainable Development International Centre advisory service
GJASD International seeks to (a) promote employment in the environmental sector in general and, in particular, creation of employment in the production of environment-friendly goods and services for consumption by the producing units and individuals; (b) assist in the organisation of statistical data collection on green jobs in terms of the size and composition of the green economy and preparation of relevant analytical reports; (c) prepare country and regional information reports and profiles on green jobs and sustainable development; (d) provide national and international stakeholders and policy-makers with evidence-based information, recommendations and guidance on green tourism and its potential for creating new and sustainable jobs, supporting the local economy and reducing poverty. Also, GJASD International offers advisory services fostering transition to a green economy, creation of national parks to preserve their biodiversity as a source of green jobs creation, including jobs for vulnerable population groups such as women, youth and persons with disabilities, persons living under the poverty line, unemployed persons, illiterate persons, etc. Another area of interest is measuring green growth, quality of employment and green labour market performance. The work is carried out through projects, information, networking, dialogue, well-targeted research and capacity building programmes developed on the basis of relevant international standards, modern statistical instruments and analytical tools. The programmes include:
- Green Economy’s Potential Programme: contribution to sustainable development through green growth; green jobs creation through sustainable enterprise development and cooperatives (economic sustainability, social sustainability and ecological sustainability; people employed directly or indirectly in a green economy; green entrepreneurs, etc.); creation, preservation and maintenance of national parks with their biodiversity of fauna and flora, etc. The programme is guided by relevant COP21 decisions and initiatives encompassed in SDGs of the Agenda 2030.
- Evidence-Based Statistical Information Programme: evaluation, restructuring and setting up national labour market information and statistics systems helping stakeholders to formulate sound green policy to ensure successful transition to sustainable development, green technology and renewable energy; revising and enhancing data collection techniques; developing and implementing technical projects and programmes in the field of green economy and green employment and labour statistics; providing consultancy and advice to governments, civil society, non-governmental, non-commercial organisations and international organisations.
- Round Tables, Conferences, Workshops and Meetings Programme: organisation, preparation and carrying out formal and informal meetings held both in and outside Switzerland that bring together representatives from governments, civil society, inter-governmental organizations, subject specialists and academia to exchange ideas and information on topical issues relevant to current discussions in the areas of GJASD International competence and expertise.
- Capacity Building and Research Programme: (a) building technical capacity of national data producers and users through tailor made basic and advanced training programmes and knowledge-sharing workshops to ensure sustainable institutional development, encompassing research and services; (b) green entrepreneurship and business development; (c) cooperatives and sustained employment. This programme and its various thematic areas (Green Economy, Sustainable Enterprise and Cooperatives, Green Jobs, Quality of Employment, Decent Work and Statistics of Work) is geared towards raising and supporting a high level of interaction among programme participants by drawing on the best human and academic resources and putting economic, social, and environmental dimensions at the heart of sustainable development policies and processes.
- Skills and Employability Programme: countries at all development levels find that adequate education and skills increase the ability to innovate and adopt new technologies. Better education and training for young people, workers and entrepreneurs can accelerate transition to a green economy. GJASD International targets its Skills and Employability Programme at developing cost-effective methods and sustainable institutions for early identification of skill needs for green jobs: linking skills provision to inclusive growth, emphasising labour market information systems, transitions to a lower-carbon economy, and job growth through economic diversification, an adaptive response to climate change and restructuring of labour markets. Particular attention is paid to overcoming barriers that women workers and persons with disabilities face in accessing training that leads to improved employment opportunities.
- Project Management and Implementation: project inception; development and drafting project document(s); resource mobilisation, fundraising and project implementation (selection of consultants, supervision of their work and performance appraisal; disbursement of funds, etc.), evaluation of project performance and efficiency, etc.