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CAPACITY BUILDING

Capacity building

Training of personnel from partner institutions, policy makers and other stakeholders is an integral part of the pilot / demonstrations projects on the integrated solid waste management (ISWM) and management of specific waste streams.

Click on the links below for detailed information about IETC's training and manuals.

The following training manuals on "Developing Integrated Solid Waste Management Plans" are available on-line:

Developing Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan – Training Manual Vol. 1: Waste Characterization and Quantification with Projections for Future, Jun 2009Developing Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan – Training Manual Vol. 1: Waste Characterization and Quantification with Projections for Future, Jun 2009 (PDF 884KB)

This book is the first volume in the series of training manuals on developing integrated solid waste management (ISWM) plans. It aims to build the capacity of practitioners and policy makers in waste characterization and quantification with projections for the future for all waste generating sectors viz.: residential, commercial, construction and demolition, healthcare and industrial sectors. The objective of the manual is to facilitate characterization of different types of wastes from each sector and quantification of the level of waste generation. The manual provides a methodology to conduct studies leading to collection and analysis of the data from different sectors. An example has been worked out to make this manual user friendly.

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Developing Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan – Training Manual Vol. 2: Assessment of Current Waste Management System and Gaps therein, Jun 2009Developing Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan – Training Manual Vol. 2: Assessment of Current Waste Management System and Gaps therein, Jun 2009 (PDF 294KB)

This book is the second volume in the series of training manuals on developing integrated solid waste management (ISWM) plans. It aims to build the capacity of practitioners and policy makers for assessing current waste management systems and practices covering all the stages of waste management chain viz.: primary generation and disposal, collection and transportation, sorting and material recovery for recycling, treatment and resource recovery, and final disposal. The objective of the manual is to facilitate identification of important aspects of waste management system and gaps therein with reference to regulations, institutional arrangements, financial mechanisms, technology and infrastructure, and roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in the current system. The manual provides a methodology to conduct studies leading to collection and analysis of the information.

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Developing Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan – Training Manual Vol. 3: Targets and Issues of Concern for ISWM, Jun 2009 Developing Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan – Training Manual Vol. 3: Targets and Issues of Concern for ISWM, Jun 2009 (PDF 301KB)

This book is the third volume in the series of training manuals on developing integrated solid waste management (ISWM) plans. It aims to build the capacity of practitioners and policy makers for setting targets for ISWM and identifying stakeholders’ issues of concern. The manual also provides guidelines for conducting stakeholder consultation to identify their concerns with reference to financial aspects, environmental impacts, technology considerations and cultural aspects.

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Developing Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan – Training Manual Vol. 4: ISWM Plan, Jun 2009Developing Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan – Training Manual Vol. 4: ISWM Plan, Jun 2009 (PDF 3.6MB)

This book is the fourth and last volume in the series of training manuals on developing integrated solid waste management (ISWM) plans. It aims to build the capacity of practitioners and policy makers for developing a comprehensive ISWM plan by utilizing the information collected earlier regarding waste characterization and quantification, assessment of current waste management system and gaps therein, and targets and issues of concern for ISWM. The manual provides a methodology for developing the ISWM Plan utilizing the information from Volume 1 and Volume 2 as baseline information and information from Volume 3 for contextualizing the Plan. The manual also provides guidelines for developing specific projects/schemes along with an implementation strategy.

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The following training manuals on specific waste streams are available on-line. IETC makes use of these manuals in project related training.

Converting Waste Plastics into a Resource – Assessment Guidelines, Dec 2009Converting Waste Plastics into a Resource – Assessment Guidelines, Dec 2009 (PDF 678KB)

Economic growth and the change of consumption and production patterns are resulting in rapid increase in generation of waste plastics in the world. The world’s annual consumption of plastic materials has increased from around 5 million tonnes in the 1950s to nearly 100 million tonnes nowadays. Waste plastics are one of the most promising resources for fuel production. This document aims to raise awareness and assist on the collection and analysis of data to generate a baseline on waste plastics to further develop viable business propositions for converting waste plastics into fuels.

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E-Waste Vol. 1: Inventory Assessment Manual, Dec 2007E-Waste Vol. 1: Inventory Assessment Manual, Dec 2007 (PDF 1.7MB)

This first volume of E-waste manual aims to build the capacity of practitioners and policy makers for preparing WEEE/E-waste inventories. The objective of the manual is to identify E-waste as an environmental issue and to quantify it. It summarizes the available legislation on WEEE/E-waste in different countries and provides a methodology to design and use E-waste inventory assessment studies/projects. Furthermore, the E-waste management chain (starting from electrical and electronic equipment manufacture, production, import, consumption, E-waste generation, treatment and disposal) has been discussed to identify the "mechanism of trading" and related socio-economic and environmental risks. Methodologies for E-waste inventory assessment in a city/geographical area/country have been elaborated with reference to developing countries. The manual also provides case studies from developing countries.

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E-Waste Vol. 2: E-waste Management Manual, Dec 2007E-Waste Vol. 2: E-waste Management Manual, Dec 2007 (PDF 2.2MB)

This second volume of E-waste manual aims to build the capacity of practitioners and policy makers for preparing and developing WEEE/E-waste management systems. It summarizes current practices in developed and developing countries on WEEE/E-waste management, the technologies for E-waste management (collection, transportation, treatment and disposal) and the important pre-requisites for effective and sustainable WEEE/E-waste management. A conceptual approach for developing regulatory systems for E-waste management has been provided for policy makers. Current practices for E-waste management have been reviewed from developed and developing countries. Financial viability of E-waste management has been discussed for effective and sustainable E-waste management. A case study from a developing country, which describes each aspect of E-waste management including techno-economic feasibility of establishing E-waste treatment facility is also presented.

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IETC also organizes regional training programmes for policy makers and personnel involved with the subject of waste management.

  • Regional Workshop in Bali on "South-South Cooperation on Solid Waste Management" (PDF 10KB), in cooperation with the Division of Environmental Law and Conventions of UNEP, the Government of Indonesia and the Secretariat of Non Aligned Movement. Other regional training workshops on "Integrated Solid Waste Management", "Demonstration Projects for Waste Agricultural Biomass" and "WEEE/E-Waste Management" have also been conducted.
  • Regional Integrated Solid Waste Management Workshops (ISWM) in Africa and Asia Pacific (PDF 65KB)

    • Regional ISWM Training in Africa – UNEP-DTIE-IETC, in cooperation with the Centre for Studies on Sustainable Development of the University of Mauritius, conducted a five-day Regional Training Workshop on Integrated Solid Waste Management in Mauritius from 9-13 March 2009. 21 participants, including 5 from Mauritius, were invited from 12 African countries and from UNEP offices in Nairobi and Bahrain.

    • Regional ISWM Training in Asia Pacific – UNEP-DTIE-IETC, in cooperation with the Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) held a four-day Regional Training Workshop on Integrated Solid Waste Management in Osaka (Japan) from 5-8 October 2009.  A total of 12 participants from 9 Asian Pacific Region Countries and from UNEP and UNESCAP Regional office in Bangkok attended the workshop.

  • Regional Agricultural Biomass Workshop − UNEP-DTIE-IETC, in cooperation with the Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) held a Regional Workshop on Waste Agricultural Biomass in Osaka, Japan, on 2 – 5 March 2010.

  • Regional WEEE/E-Waste Management Workshop − UNEP-DTIE-IETC, in cooperation with the Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) held a Regional Workshop on WEEE/E-Waste Management in Osaka, Japan, on 6 – 9 July 2010.

  • International Expert Group Workshop − UNEP-DTIE-IETC is implementing a project titled, “Converting Waste Plastics into a Resource.”  Under this project an International Expert Group Workshop was held in Osaka, Japan on 15 – 16 June 2009 to discuss technologies for utilizing waste plastics.

Capacity building, through training of personnel,

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