13 November 2017 - 17 November 2017
Deadline: 20 October 2017
The prevention, reuse, recycling and recovery of waste can create considerable social, economic and environmental opportunities for many countries. This course focuses on the potential for decent work promotion and green business development across the waste hierarchy, with a focus on waste collection, sorting and recycling. Lessons will be learned from a review of the international literature, analysis of case studies and interviews with those involved. There will be special emphasis on identifying and developing solutions to bridge gaps in the recognition and integration of the contributions made by workers in the informal economy.
Key Facts and Figures
Key Facts and Figures
C.P. Balde, R. Kuehr, K. Blumenthal, S. Fondeur Gill, M. Kern, P. Micheli, E. Magpantay, J. Huisman (2015), E-waste statistics: Guidelines on classifications, reporting and indicators. United Nations University, IAS - SCYCLE, Bonn, Germany.
D. Hoornweg, P. Bhada-Tata (2012), What a Waste: A Global Review of Solid Waste Management. The World Bank, Urban Development & Local Government Unit, Washington, USA.
United Nations Environment Programme (2015), Global Waste Management Outlook. UNEP-IETC, Nairobi, Kenya.
International Labour Organization (2012), Working towards sustainable development: opportunities for decent work and social inclusion in a green economy. International Labour Office, Geneva, Switzerland.
The transition to greener economies includes managing the ever-increasing waste streams in ways that are contributing to a cleaner and healthier living environment as well as to the recuperation and recycling of useful resources.
Aside from providing an important contribution to reducing global GHG emissions, sustainable waste management is increasingly regarded as an opportunity to promote social inclusion and upgrade the quality of existing jobs of both women and men. However, this can only lead to sustainable development if the jobs that depend on waste prevention, reuse, recycling and recovery are decent jobs. In many countries, this requires the full recognition and integration of the contributions by workers and enterprises in the informal economy.
Social and environmentally sound waste management will require that workers, operators and businesses follow safety, health and environmental guidelines, and be part and parcel of a recognized waste management economic system. Local and national governments will need to set up solid waste management systems with clear regulations and incentives to support responsible waste management and recycling businesses in the different waste streams. At the same time, there is a growing need to support small enterprises in sound waste management and business development.
This course focuses on the potential for decent work promotion and green business development across the waste hierarchy, with a focus on waste collection; reuse, refurbishment and remanufacturing; sorting and recycling; as well as reduction at source. Lessons will be learned from a review of the international literature, analysis of case studies and interviews with those involved.
There will be special emphasis on:
- Improving current jobs and livelihoods - Developing solutions to bridge gaps in the recognition and integration of the contributions made by workers and SMMEs in the informal economy.
- Unlocking new opportunities - Identifying business ideas in the circular economy (product design and manufacture; waste reuse, refurbishment and remanufacturing) and jobs in new, alternative waste treatment technologies but also for new waste streams.
The course is addressed to a mixed audience of representatives from national and local governments, social partners, enterprises, professionals and entrepreneurs from the waste sector; national and international development agencies; civil society organizations and academia. A gender-balanced participation is sought.
The training format will be highly interactive, participatory and learner-centred, including a combination of different learning approaches:
• Resource persons’ technical presentations
• Panel discussions among experts (including participants)
• Videos and other learning aids
• Group work exercises
• Case study analysis
• Interactive knowledge sharing sessions
• Study visits
Resource persons are specialists from the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa, the International Training Centre of the ILO, as well as researchers and professionals from NGOs and think tanks involved in sustainable waste management projects across the world.
Fees and Applications
Fees and Applications
Tuition cost: EUR 1580 covering programme development and management, tutored distance learning phases, secretarial and administrative support, the use of classrooms and teaching equipment, office supplies, training materials and tutors‘ support, emergency medical insurance and socio-cultural activities.
Subsistence cost: EUR 600 covering full board and lodging at the Turin Centre’s campus.
Total cost: EUR 2180
Prices shown do not include the cost of travel between participant’s home and the course venue.
Application form: http://intranetp.itcilo.org/STF/A9010490/en
The deadline for applications is 20 October 2017.
Participants requiring VISA support letters are encouraged to submit all required registration documents 5 weeks prior to travelling dates in order to ensure sufficient time to process requests through Italian Embassies.
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