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Green Economy Learning Assessment Concluded

Members of South Africa’s sustainability community participated in an assessment commissioned by the Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE) to identify the learning needs that should be addressed in the country’s transition to a greener economy. A team of researchers from Rhodes and Wits universities undertook the Green Economy Learning Assessment which was […]

December 13th, 2016|Report-backs|

In the Shadow of Power: EGOS Trip report by Mike Ward

The European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) held its 32nd annual colloquium in Naples, Italy during July this year.  Mike Ward was supported to attend this conference by the Environmental Learning Research Centre at Rhodes University and provided this brief trip report.

The theme of this year’s EGOS conference was Organising in the Shadow of Power […]

July 26th, 2016|Report-backs|

Review of a Paper for Green Skills Research Considerations

Paper reviewed: Peter Ferguson. 2015. The green economy agenda: Business as usual or transformational discourse? Environmental Politics, 24(1), 17-37. DOI: 10:1080/09644016.2014.919748

In the considerable body of literature on the green economy there are some papers that skills researchers will in my view find particularly useful, even if these papers do not refer to research or to […]

July 26th, 2016|Report-backs|

RWL 9 Reflection by Presha Ramsarup

From the minute one leaves Changi airport one appreciates Singapore’s reputation as a sophisticated metropolis. It is a buzzing city and it hosted the 9th Researching Work and Learning (RWL) Conference on 9-12 December 2015.

The RWL conference is the leading international research conference in the field of work and learning. Established in 1999, the conference has […]

February 16th, 2016|Report-backs|

Skills for Greening Fibre Based Packaging

What are the skills needed to green the paper and paperboard packaging sector?  Green skills researcher Nicola Jenkin recently produced a discussion paper on this question as part of a research partnership between the Fibre Packaging and Manufacturing SETA and Wits REAL, the Centre for Researching Education and Labour at the University of the Witwatersrand. Based […]

February 5th, 2016|Report-backs|

Sharing the New Knowledge Field

In the wake of ‘fees must fall’ protests on campuses around the country, SAFM’s Enviro Show host Nancy Richards spoke to us about access for young people to green skills and green jobs. Follow this link to hear Dr Najma Mohamed of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Prof Heila Lotz-Sisitka of Rhodes University […]

December 4th, 2015|Report-backs|

The National Environmental Skills Planning Forum met on 10 June 2015

The Forum appointed a Task Team to follow up on a number of outcomes of the National Environmental Skills Summit (for the report on NESS 2015, click here.) These included strengthening of the Forum, a Green Jobs Action Plan, and further coordinated fundraising to extend the national capacity to do green skills planning and development. The […]

July 9th, 2015|Report-backs|