About ARSCP - Establishment
The African Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ARSCP) is a regional coordinating institution established by a Charter adopted by the third African Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ARSCP-3) in Casablanca, Morocco on 18 May 2004 and registered as a not-for-profit NGO under the laws of the United Republic of Tanzania on 6 September 2004. Tanzania hosts the Secretariat for the ARSCP with the Cleaner Production Centre of Tanzania currently serving as the interim secretariat. The ARSCP is administered by an Executive Board
 
ARSCP - Mision
The Vision of ARSCP is to achieve sustainable development of African countries with an effective contribution to the reduction of poverty, improvement of well being as well as the protection and conservation of the environment
ARSCP - Mision
The Mission of ARSCP is to promote the development of national and regional capacities for the effective promotion and implementation of sustainable consumption and production principles and serve as the regional clearinghouse for sustainable consumption and production activities in the Africa region
 
ARSCP - Objectives

The overall objective of the ARSCP is to facilitate the development of national and regional capacities for sustainable consumption and production and promote the effective implementations of the concepts and tools of sustainable consumption and production in African countries. The specific objectives of ARSCP under the overall objective are:

  • To promote the establishment of national cleaner production centers in countries where there are no NCPCs or SCP promoting institutions and facilitate support to strengthen existing NCPCs and SCP promoting institutions in African countries;
  • To facilitate the further integration of the concepts and principles of sustainable consumption and production in national policy frameworks in the region;
  • To provide the necessary support for the development, effective transfer and assimilation of Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs) that are of particular relevance to African economies;
  • To encourage specialization, facilitate information exchange and experience sharing between SCP promoting institutions and individual experts working within the region and at the international level;
  • To strengthen cooperation between NCPCs and SCP promoting institutions in African countries with UNEP/UNIDO and other international organizations and NCPCs in other regions; and
  • To promote the development and integration of Sustainable Cleaner Production curriculum in educational institutions in the region.
Who are ARSCP?
Human economic and social activities have a big effect on the balance of nature. Our planet's natural resources are becoming increasingly depleted, climate is changing and temperatures have risen by about 0.8 C since before the Industrial Revolution. Africa and islands are the most vulnerable areas.Drinking water is decreasing, hurricanes are increasing and poverty is on the rise.  As our desire to consume more goods and services rises by each day, humanity’s biggest challenge becomes how to protect the planet from destruction and at the same time ensuring economic growth and survival of future generations. Read more
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