The African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) called upon its development partners to provide support to them activities and programmes included in the approved African
10-YFP on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). Taking into consideration this background, the Marrakech Task Force on Cooperation with Africa has been set up to pursue the development of the 10-YFP
on SCP (the so-called Marrakech Process) in Africa.
The Marrakech Task Force on Cooperation with Africa initiated the following projects and activities:
a) Development of an African Eco-labelling Scheme
The objective of this project is to develop an African Eco-labelling Scheme that promotes appropriate environmental and health related standards within the design and
production of African products and to promote better markets access for African products on regional and global markets. The project envisions that once the eco-label scheme is developed,
industries and business operating in the region could use it in improving their product profile and increasing their market share. More>>
b) Support on the development of national/city-wide 10-Year Framework Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production in Africa
The overall objective of this activity is to promote the further elaboration of the African 10-YFP on SCP for selected pilot countries and cities and to generate region-specific experience that
could be replicated in other countries. The specific objectives are to promote better understanding of the key issues related to SCP and to enhance institutional capacity at national and city level; to
identify the key priority areas that need to be addressed at national and city level and provide a framework for the development and implementation of specific activities that promote SCP; and to
generate region-specific knowledge on how to develop and implement programmes and activities related to SCP.
download : National and Regional Action Plans on SCP in Africa [ English ]
download : Making SCP Happen
[ English ]
download : National SCP programmes Africa
[ English ]
c) Report on Best Practice on SCP in Africa
One of the activity that was identified by the Fourth African Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ARSCP-4) under the knowledge management component was a
compendium of best practices covering the key priority areas of the African 10-YFP on SCP. The objective of the activity is to provide information on selected practices in different parts of the region,
and to disseminate the report in order to promote best practices that could be replicated in African countries.
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d) Discussion paper on on the opportunities and challenges of promoting SCP through leapfrogging in Africa
The objective of this activity is to conduct a review of existing cases of leapfrogging in Africa that promote SCP, to identify the major sectors in which the role of leapfrogging could be
further enhanced, to identify the key elements of the enabling conditions that facilitate the process of leapfrogging, and to make recommendations on how countries could maximize their potential
benefits from such a transition. The outcome is a report on the opportunities and challenges of promoting SCP through leapfrogging in Africa.
download: Leapfrogging possibilities for SCP in Africa [ English ]