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WEBINAR: Sustainable Public Procurement: The sleeping giant

Join the webinar on 2 March (10:00 CET) to discuss what SPP has to offer the developing world and how to make it a reality.

DATE: 2nd March 2021

TIME: 10 am (CET)

How is sustainability integrated into government procurement processes? What can Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) offer to governments, especially in transition economies, in particular in the countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia? How can governments act when green goods and services are not available and / or have higher upfront costs? How can we encourage local suppliers to expand their supply of green goods and services? How can governments streamline SPP tendering processes to remove barriers to access for small businesses (eg e-procurement, preference boundaries)?

The webinar is organized by GGKP and UNEP within the framework of the UN Account Development project “Strengthening Sustainable Public Procurement for the Regional Transition to Inclusive Green Economy in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia”.


  • Mr. Kakha Demetrashvili , Deputy Chairman of the Public Procurement Agency of Georgia
  • Ms Helen Hoggen , Senior Adviser for Environmental and Innovative Public Procurement, Agency for Public and Financial Administration, Norway
  • Mr. Kubat Kanimetov , Director of the Center for Promotion and Development (NGO), Kyrgyzstan
  • Ms Rosemary Kumwenda , Regional HIV / Health Team Leader, Coordinator of the Sustainable Procurement Health Sector (SPHS) Team, United Nations Development Program
  • Ms Lilia Lakhtionova , Director of the Public Procurement Department of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine
  • Moderated by Mr. Farid Yaker , Program Officer, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)


The GGKP is a global community of organisations and experts committed to collaboratively generating, managing and sharing green growth knowledge and data to mobilise a sustainable future. It was established in January 2012 and is led by a Steering Committee comprised of senior representatives from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the World Bank.

The GGKP's three knowledge platforms - the Green Growth Knowledge Platform, the Green Industry Platform, and the Green Finance Platform – offer quick and easy access to the latest research, case studies, toolkits, learning products, principles, and protocols to empower policy makers and advisors, small and medium-sized enterprises, and banks, insurance, and investment firms to make evidence-based decisions about how to green their operations. The platforms offer everything from global-scale assessments to highly specialised guidance notes. Users can browse by sectors, 193 country pages, regions, or cross-cutting themes, such as gender, jobs, climate change, circular economy, and natural capital.


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Published on March 1, 2021

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