Identification of SCP Pilot Projects in the Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia)

Aug.2015 - Mar.2016

The Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC) is a centre for international cooperation with Mediterranean countries on development and innovation in the production sector and civil society, based on more sustainable consumption and production (SCP) models. The Centre develops its activity under the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) for the protection and development of the Mediterranean basin, an organization belonging to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). SCP/RAC is involved in a multi-component programme called SwitchMed supported by the EU (21M€) and jointly implemented by UN organizations: UNEP/MAP, UNEP/DTIE and UNIDO. SwitchMed aims at addressing the needs of the Mediterranean countries to promote Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). It consists of 2 major components: a) a policy component and b) a demonstration component.

GlobalCAD managed the second phase of the demonstration component in the Maghreb (Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria) which consisted of identifying innovative SCP projects. A total of six innovative projects were identified and benefited from SwitchMed support during one year (2016-2017).

More specifically, the project aimed to:

  • Identify and select in each country pilot projects that respond to the criteria of SwitchMed Demo Component.
  • Elaborate a detailed work plan including context, specific activities, milestones and specific outputs for each of the projects.


Study of the legal, social and economic context of the countries

Identification of the main relevant stakeholders for projects identification in each country

Surveys and strategic phone interviews with main stakeholders

Identification and pre-selection of projects

Visits to the three countries for personal interviews with pre-selected project holders

Mission analysis of the pre-selected projects in Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria to validate and select the best projects

Proposition of an action plan and a series of specific recommendations for the launch of a total of 6 projects with SCPRAC