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  • Environment & Trade

    environmentAfrica is facing many environmental issues such as land degradation, loss of soil and soil fertility, desertification, deforestation, water and air pollution, and a severe loss in biodiversity. In addition, cities are expanding rapidly, and are experiencing a range of environmental problems.

    Greening your SME can have a positive impact – especially if it inspires those around you to do the same with their own businesses.


    ITC has developed this learning course as part of its continuing mission to develop and improve world trade, especially for developing countries and women entrepreneurs. The specialist authors have drawn from their experience and from the learning gained from respected works used in their personal development to enable you to:
    • Understand the environmental impacts of women-run SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa;
    • Appreciate the benefits of greening SMEs;
    • Acquire concrete tools for minimizing the environmental impacts;
    • Gain confidence in acquiring the skills needed to become leaders in the “green” export market.