4 & 5 May – Online Training on Eco-Industrial Parks and Community Collaboration

The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) invites industrial park stakeholders and government authorities to online training on creating resilient Eco-Industrial Parks (EIPs) through community collaboration.

Pro-active engagement with local communities is critical to ensure the successful planning, development and ongoing operations of EIPs. As an initiative of the Global Eco-Industrial Parks Programme (GEIPP), the NCPC-SA in partnership with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will host training sessions to unpack how industrial park stakeholders can forge relationships with surrounding communities and improve their competitive advantage.

Objectives and benefits of the training

  • Learn about the basics of community collaborations in relation to industrial parks.
  • Better understand the current status, opportunities and challenges of community collaborations for industrial parks in South Africa.
  • Learn from national and international good practices on community collaborations.
  • Engage with other industrial parks and community collaboration experts to exchange experiences and learnings on community collaborations.
  • Get to know resources, tools and (inter)national good practices available to support industrial parks in the development and implementation of community collaborations.

Who should attend

  • Management of industrial parks and Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in South Africa
  • Community mobilisation leaders
  • Government authorities involved in the planning and operation of industrial parks and SEZs
  • Project team (the Department of Trade Industry and Competition, NCPC-SA and UNIDO).

Event details:

  • Day 1: Wednesday, 4 May
  • Day 2: Thursday, 5 May
Time 09:00 – 12:00
Venue / Platform Online via Zoom

To join the meeting on the dates above click here (this link will work for both training dates)

Meeting ID: 814 2061 7551


For event registration queries, contact Lesego Hlalethwa at lhlalethwa@csir.co.za.

For technical questions about the training, please contact Henry Nuwarinda on HNuwarinda@csir.co.za, or mobile: +27 78 185 0489.