SAGE surging on with focus on gender balance in creation of green jobs

A webinar will be held here June 24th in an effort to advance SAGE – the Skills to Access the Green Economy, a green jobs creation initiative funded by the Canadian government.

One of the key objectives of SAGE is to ensure women get a fair share of the green jobs being created and that will be a major focus when the Gender- Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) Webinar is held on Wednesday.

On February 11th 2020 CICan –Colleges and Institutes Canada–launched SAGE – a green jobs creation initiative targeting six CARICOM countries.

The six were paired with Colleges and Institutes in Canada as they explore green economy jobs in Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, Dominica, Guyana and St. Lucia.

This $15M program is funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada.

The 5-year program will focus on increasing the capacity of local training institutions to deliver gender-sensitive skills training programs that meet economic and environmental needs in the region, by leveraging the expertise of Canadian colleges and institutes.

In St. Lucia, the program is focused on Climate Smart Agriculture and the Caribbean partners are Sir Arthur Lewis Community College and the National Skills Development Centre and their Canadian partners are Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia) in partnership with Algonquin College (Ottawa).

Here is the launch of SAGE held in St. Lucia in Pre-Covid-19 days