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Green Jobs DySAM Workshop Level I, 10-13 September 2013, Malaysia

In early September 2013, a four-day workshop took place in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, as part of the capacity development (third) phase of Green Jobs Malaysia, that contributes to transferring DySAM technology and related methodologies to provide the government and other national institutions the means to use the DySAM and ensure its sustainability over the medium term. The main objective of this activity is to increase the capacity of participants to use a DySAM, cooperate on green job policy development, and to support the use of evidence-based policies for a transition to a green economy in Malaysia. Subsequently to building and making operative the DySAM, it is indeed necessary to transfer this ‘technology’ to counterpart local staff and other professionals wishing to become fully involved in the use of DySAM to support macroeconomic policy design processes.

Green Jobs Malaysia delivers such a technology transfer in two main steps or training levels. The first level – delivered during this workshop – covers I-O/SAM accounting and modelling while the second covers training on DySAM. This first level training is divided in two parts: a programme on macro accounting frameworks and on I-O/SAM based modelling. 38 participants from various backgrounds attended this workshop – Malaysia’s Government institutions, Malaysian universities, Malaysian- and Japanese-based private institutes; three trainees were independent researchers; the international consultant who gave the lectures is from the Institute of Social Studies, based in La Hague, Netherlands. The workshop schedule was well followed. Theoretical lectures alternated with hands-on exercises so that participants would understand better how to build the Malaysian DySAM step by step, and how it works. Both lectures and hands-on were interactive, and the ease between the lecturer and the trainees was essential to create a peaceful and efficient working atmosphere. Trainees were as much involved as the lecturer. In particular, as they were from various academic backgrounds, work field, and/or countries, participants’ interactions’ dynamism and training flow were enhanced.

The goal of this workshop was to transfer the DySAM “technology” to counterpart local staff and other professionals wishing to become fully involved in the use of DySAM to support macroeconomic policy formulation. Lectures’ content, teaching style, and participants’ academic and professional backgrounds well followed this objective. The most successful members of the group will eventually act as trainers-facilitators who could also provide support when needed, and will form a “core” of end-user group of about 6-8 members. This core group will follow the DySAM technical training (second level) that aims at learning how to handle the DySAM algorithm, extract and use DySAM outputs for analysis, scheduled for March 2014.

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Status: Ongoing

Project period: May 2012-December 2014

Donor: Government of Malaysia

Country: Malaysia

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