Promoting Sustainable Development through Green TVET and Green Productivity in Developing Countries

Sustainable development is a key goal for many developing countries, as it involves balancing economic, social, and environmental considerations in order to promote long-term prosperity and well-being.

Green TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) and green productivity are two important strategies that can help to support sustainable development in these countries.

Green TVET involves integrating environmental and sustainability principles into technical and vocational education and training programs. This can include teaching students about environmentally-friendly technologies and practices, such as renewable energy, recycling, and sustainable agriculture.

Green productivity, on the other hand, refers to the combination of economic growth and environmental protection. It involves using resources efficiently and minimizing waste and pollution, with the aim of achieving both economic and environmental benefits. For example, a manufacturing company that implements green productivity techniques, such as energy-efficient processes and recycled materials, may be able to reduce costs, improve quality, and increase profits, while also reducing its environmental impact. By promoting green productivity, developing countries can increase economic growth while also protecting the environment and natural resources, which is crucial for long-term sustainability.

By using green productivity techniques in vocational schools and training programs, students can learn about the economic benefits of environmental protection and how to use resources efficiently to minimize waste and pollution. This can help to create a skilled, eco-friendly workforce that is able to support the growth of sustainable industries and contribute to the overall efficiency and sustainability of the economy.

In summary, green TVET and green productivity are important strategies for supporting sustainable development in developing countries. By investing in these areas, countries can create green skills and eco-friendly workforces and promote economic growth while also protecting the environment and natural resources. This can help to ensure long-term prosperity and well-being for all members of society. 

  • Author: Amir Radfar, TVET Quality Assurance and Greening TVET Consultant

Source: (communication platform), revised by iMOVE, May 2023