International Training Centre of the ILO, 10 Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10127 Turin - Italy
On 12-16 November 2018, the Green Jobs Programme of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the ILO International Training Centre (ITC-ILO) are holding a course on "Opportunities for green jobs in the waste sector".
The deadline for application is 5 October 2018. Click here to apply.
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.
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 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
The course is aimed at a mixed audience of representatives from national and local governments, social partners, professionals and entrepreneurs from the waste sector; national and international development agencies; civil society organizations and academia. A gender-balanced participation is sought.
Information and Cost
- The tuition fees cover: course preparation, implementation and evaluation; training materials; the use of training facilities and support services.
- Subsistence costs cover: full board and lodging on the Centre’s Campus, emergency medical insurance and some recreational activities in Turin.
Click here to apply. Deadline for application is 5 October 2018.