Sustainable solid WAste management and Policies


Project Acronym
SWAP
 
Project Title
Sustainable solid WAste management and Policies
 
Funding Code
618723-EPP-1-2020-1-DE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
 
 
Principal Investigator
 
Co-Worker
 
 
Status
Laufend
 
Duration
15-01-2021
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14-01-2024
 
Funding Organization
 
Funding Program
Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Educations
 
Project Abstract
Asia is, by far, the continent which has registered the steepest growth in population and goods consumption in the last decades. However, it is a matter of fact that the capability of the socio-economic system to address the need to dispose the generated waste is not as much rapid.
The problem connected to the lack of dedicated professionals for solid waste management is pressing in many Asian countries. In this sense, creating dedicated workforce and building knowledge by fostering proficiency can be achieved only if specialized courses are offered at different educational levels.
The general aim of SWAP project is to contribute and support in building capacity at higher education and tertiary level as well as to support training addressed to the vulnerable group of informal waste practitioners. In this sense, the project has the purpose of improving entrepreneurship as well as the employability of university graduates of the HEIs from Southeast Asia in the sector of sustainable solid waste management, thanks to a close cooperation with private and public stakeholders in the sector.
Targeted capacity building, governance models, educational and training programmes will be established. Particulary, new academic and TVET educational products (the latter to be addressed to informal workers as well) on sustainable solid waste management, health and environmental risks related to improper waste treatment, and business operation will encounter the needs of teachers and trainers, therefore indirectly of their students and trainees, educating them on the most critical areas of waste management.
In this framework, the project will also provide them with the chance of a more concrete and practical experience in the Training Hubs to be established in during the Project's lifetime.
Thanks to this holistic structure, SWAP Project will pave the way to support relevant policies, providing with high quality educational products, strategies and tools.,,Asia is, by far, the continent which has registered the steepest growth in population and goods consumption in the last decades. However, it is a matter of fact that the capability of the socio-economic system to address the need to dispose the generated waste is not as much rapid.
The problem connected to the lack of dedicated professionals for solid waste management is pressing in many Asian countries. In this sense, creating dedicated workforce and building knowledge by fostering proficiency can be achieved only if specialized courses are offered at different educational levels.
The general aim of SWAP project is to contribute and support in building capacity at higher education and tertiary level as well as to support training addressed to the vulnerable group of informal waste practitioners. In this sense, the project has the purpose of improving entrepreneurship as well as the employability of university graduates of the HEIs from Southeast Asia in the sector of sustainable solid waste management, thanks to a close cooperation with private and public stakeholders in the sector.
Targeted capacity building, governance models, educational and training programmes will be established. Particulary, new academic and TVET educational products (the latter to be addressed to informal workers as well) on sustainable solid waste management, health and environmental risks related to improper waste treatment, and business operation will encounter the needs of teachers and trainers, therefore indirectly of their students and trainees, educating them on the most critical areas of waste management.
In this framework, the project will also provide them with the chance of a more concrete and practical experience in the Training Hubs to be established in during the Project's lifetime.
Thanks to this holistic structure, SWAP Project will pave the way to support relevant policies, providing with high quality educational products, strategies and tools.