Sustainable Local Economic Development Course

Course Date Duration Location Registration
17/06/2024 To 21/06/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
15/07/2024 To 19/07/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
12/08/2024 To 16/08/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
09/09/2024 To 13/09/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
07/10/2024 To 11/10/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
04/11/2024 To 08/11/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
02/12/2024 To 06/12/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya


 The Sustainable Local Economic Development course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of sustainable economic development strategies and their application at the local level. The course focuses on promoting economic growth that is environmentally sustainable, socially inclusive, and resilient. Participants will gain insights into key concepts, tools, and best practices for fostering sustainable economic development in local communities.


The primary objective of this course is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote sustainable local economic development. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the principles and concepts of sustainable local economic development.
  2. Analyze the economic, social, and environmental factors influencing local economies.
  3. Identify opportunities for sustainable economic growth and development.
  4. Design and implement strategies for fostering entrepreneurship and innovation.
  5. Promote sustainable business practices and support green industries.
  6. Strengthen local value chains and promote local sourcing.
  7. Foster partnerships and collaboration among various stakeholders.
  8. Incorporate social inclusion and gender equality considerations in economic development efforts.
  9. Assess the environmental impact of economic activities and develop sustainable resource management strategies.
  10. Monitor and evaluate the impact of local economic development initiatives.

Organizational Benefits:

Organizations that invest in the Sustainable Local Economic Development course can expect the following benefits:

  1. Enhanced sustainability: Organizations can integrate sustainable practices into their operations, contributing to the long-term environmental sustainability of local economies.
  2. Economic resilience: By diversifying the local economy and promoting sustainable growth, organizations can build resilience to economic shocks and create stable, prosperous communities.
  3. Social inclusivity: Organizations can support the creation of economic opportunities for marginalized groups, promoting social inclusion and reducing inequality.
  4. Collaboration and partnerships: By fostering collaboration among local government, businesses, and community organizations, organizations can create stronger networks and leverage resources for sustainable development.
  5. Innovation and competitiveness: Organizations can gain a competitive advantage by embracing sustainable practices and supporting innovative local businesses.
  6. Positive reputation and brand image: Organizations that demonstrate a commitment to sustainable local economic development enhance their reputation among stakeholders and the community.
  7. Compliance with regulations: Understanding and implementing sustainable development principles can help organizations comply with local and international regulations related to environmental and social responsibility.

Who Should Attend:

This course is relevant for professionals from various backgrounds, including:

  1. Local government officials and policymakers responsible for economic development planning.
  2. Economic development practitioners and officers.
  3. Sustainability professionals and consultants.
  4. Business owners and entrepreneurs interested in sustainable practices.
  5. Non-governmental organization (NGO) professionals working on economic development and sustainability.
  6. Researchers and academics in the field of sustainable development and local economic growth.
  7. Urban planners and development practitioners.
  8. Students or recent graduates interested in sustainable local economic development.

Duration: 5 Days ( Course Duration can be changed as per participants' needs)

Module 1: Introduction to Sustainable Local Economic Development

  • Understanding the concept of sustainable local economic development
  • The importance of integrating economic, social, and environmental factors
  • Exploring the benefits and challenges of sustainable economic development at the local level

Module 2: Sustainable Development Principles and Frameworks

  • Overview of sustainable development principles
  • Introduction to frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Triple Bottom Line
  • Applying sustainable development principles to local economic development

Module 3: Economic Analysis and Assessing Local Economic Conditions

  • Economic analysis techniques for evaluating local economies
  • Assessing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT analysis)
  • Identifying key sectors and potential for economic growth

Module 4: Fostering Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Understanding the role of entrepreneurship in local economic development
  • Strategies for supporting and promoting entrepreneurship
  • Encouraging innovation and creativity in the local economy

Module 5: Sustainable Business Practices and Green Industries

  • Introduction to sustainable business practices and their benefits
  • Identifying and promoting green industries and sustainable sectors
  • Integrating sustainability principles into existing businesses

Module 6: Strengthening Local Value Chains and Promoting Local Sourcing

  • Exploring the concept of local value chains and their importance
  • Strategies for strengthening local supply chains and reducing dependency
  • Promoting local sourcing and supporting local producers

Module 7: Partnerships and Collaboration for Sustainable Development

  • Building effective partnerships between local government, businesses, and communities
  • Collaborative approaches to sustainable economic development
  • Engaging stakeholders and fostering dialogue for collective action

Module 8: Sustainable Tourism and Local Economic Development

  • Understanding the role of tourism in local economic development
  • Promoting sustainable tourism practices and responsible tourism
  • Developing tourism initiatives that benefit the local community

Module 9: Social Inclusion and Gender Equality in Economic Development

  • Addressing social inclusion and reducing inequalities in local economies
  • Strategies for promoting equal economic opportunities for all groups
  • Gender-responsive approaches to economic development

Module 10: Environmental Impact Assessment and Sustainable Resource Management

  • Assessing the environmental impact of economic activities
  • Strategies for sustainable resource management and conservation
  • Integrating environmental considerations into local economic planning

Module 11: Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Economic Development Initiatives

  • Developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks for economic development initiatives
  • Key indicators for measuring sustainable local economic development
  • Using data for evidence-based decision-making and continuous improvement

Module 12: Case Studies and Best Practices in Sustainable Local Economic Development

  • Examining successful case studies of sustainable local economic development
  • Learning from best practices and lessons learned
  • Applying lessons to real-world scenarios and developing action plans

General Notes

·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs

·         The participant must be conversant in English

·         Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.

·         One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)

·         Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.

·         For any inquiries reach us at or +254712260031




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