I-GO platform for SMEs

The NCPC-SA is facilitating the implementation of the Integrated Greening Operations (I-GO) initiative in Africa on behalf of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It aims to scale-up resource efficiency efforts of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The core feature of I-GO initiative is an easy-to-use self-assessment tool that quickly determines an SME’s resource efficiency status and provides a tailored list of recommendations along with the specific support services most relevant to their needs.

The basis of the self-assessment tool is the SME Support Centre – an online database that brings together the vast array of support services including guidance, tools, case studies, financial solutions, training programmes and technical assistance from leading organisations and experts from around the world.

This initiative was developed by the Green Industry Platform, with the support of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE). The NCPC- SA’s role is to coordinate the regional pilot deployment of I-GO across Africa to test its approach and tools.

Partner with us:

If your organisation is involved in resource efficiency, this is how you can participate in the I-GO initiative pilot regional deployment in Africa:

  • Promote your resource efficiency support services such as online tools, technical guides, case studies, training solutions, financial incentives to be to be included in the SME Support Centre database for increased uptake by SMEs.
  • Help your network of SMEs improve their resource efficiency by building awareness of the I-GO tools
  • Engage with a wide network of other I-GO partners in your country to share resource efficiency experiences and best practices

Email ncpc@csir.co.za to join our network.