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Meet our pilot projects selected

At SwitchMed we are developing demonstration activities to promote implementation of policies and actions on the ground, which effectively change patterns of consumption and production and implement circular economy measures in the priority sectors previously selected by the target countries.

 The demonstration projects of the first group of countries (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Lebanon) were selected according to already existing SCP national priorities falling under the framework of the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols.

In Morocco, 62 stakeholders were contacted, 5 projects out of 9 were pre-selected and visited during a country mission in November, 1 project was finally selected in the agriculture sector.

In Tunisia, 90 stakeholders were contacted, 9 projects out of 19 were pre-selected and visited during a country mission in November, 3 projects were selected in the tourism and agrofood sectors.

In Algeria, 92 stakeholders were contacted, 9 projects out of 18 were pre-selected and visited during a country mission in March 2016, 2 projects selected in the agrofood and textile sectors.

In Lebanon, the Ministry of Environment selected a pilot project out of a portfolio of 15 project proposals, elaborated by SCP/RAC, targeting the Mediterranean SCP Action Plan priority sectors. In a second group of countries (Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Palestine) the demonstration projects were selected on basis of the SCP-NAPs that have been developed under SwitchMed. The selection and implementation of the demonstration project is in-line with the national priorities and it gives the countries the opportunity to show to its partners and stakeholders that the main objective of the SCP-NAP process was not its developing but is its implementation.

The Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) is in charge of implementing the pilot projects in Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Lebanon. The UNEP’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (UNEP/DTIE) is working with Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Palestine.

 

Meet our pilot projects