Training Programmes

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Certificate Course on Entrepreneurship in Solid Waste Management is our flagship course which offers mentorship support to enhance understanding of participants on Solid Waste Management (SWM) and guide them to set up, build, manage and promote a SWM enterprise. Having successfully trained four consecutive batches, the course is back to engage a new batch of budding entrepreneurs, working professionals and individuals who are passionate to work in the field of waste management.

The upcoming batch of the course will begin from 8th June 2024 and will involve approximately 64 hours of engagement, spread across 8 weeks. Classes will be held online on weekends (Sat-Sun).

Following the successful completion of SkiLLS 1.0, another series of valuable and skill-based training programmes was conducted. In SkiLLS 2.0, four training programmes were organized in applied fields with the aim of providing training on valuable skills applicable in individuals’ professional lives. The training series was meticulously designed to include application-based skills relevant to today’s changing world, which could be transferred through online sessions facilitated by experts on saturdays and/or sundays.

In this series, the following training programmes were conducted:
  • Fundamentals and Application of Life Cycle Assessment
  • Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Waste: Market Potential, Technology and Implementation
  • Validation, Registration, Verification and Issuance of Carbon Credit Certificates
  • Protection of Intellectual Rights: A Primer for Students, Researchers, Start-ups and Institutions

Mainstreaming youth from rural areas through training programme on 'Entrepreneurship in Solid Waste Management'

A 6-day training programme on Entrepreneurship in Solid Waste Management was conducted from November 27th to December 2nd, 2023, for participants from rural areas.

During the training, participants were trained on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, waste management and business development. The programme served to heighten participants' awareness of waste management and deepen their understanding of various initiatives undertaken to manage waste. Additionally, participants were briefed on the business opportunities available in the sector and were taken on exposure visits to waste management facilities. The training team included Mr Ashish Jain, Founder Director, IPCA; Ms Garima Kaushik, Head, ICWMR, TERI SAS and Mr Deepak Kumar, Coordinator, Navjyoti India Foundation. Hon’ble Dr Kiran Bedi also engaged with the participants during the training, providing motivation for them to pursue entrepreneurship. By the conclusion of the training, participants had developed several business ideas.

A Felicitation Ceremony took place on December 2nd, during which participants presented their business plans and were honored in the presence of Senior GM, Bisleri International Pvt Ltd, the village Sarpanch, block development officers and various youth groups from the villages.

Webinars on Waste and Wastewater Management

The webinars on Waste and Wastewater Management were organized by ICWMR in collaboration with Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board. The objective of the webinars was to raise awareness among stakeholders on the topics listed below. Webinars on the following topics were organized from October 2023 – January 2024:

  • E-waste management: challenges, opportunities, policies and initiatives
  • Management of bio-medical waste for public health
  • Wastewater (recycling) as the "new water" for urban development
  • Unboxing the potential of battery waste in India

The Certificate Course on Entrepreneurship in Solid Waste Management is a flagship course offered by ICWMR, TERI SAS. Having successfully trained three consecutive batches, the course returned to engage a new group of budding entrepreneurs, working professionals and individuals passionate about working in the field of waste management.

The course aimed to enhance participants’ understanding of waste management, including its associated issues, policy frameworks and technology options. It also sought to help participants explore the entrepreneurial opportunities within the waste management supply chain through sessions on business development, project management, financial evaluations and management, marketing and branding, among others. It was a unique programme that combined theoretical knowledge of waste management with practical applications.

The batch of the course began on October 7th, 2023 and involved approximately 64 hours of engagement spread over 8 weeks. Classes were conducted online on weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

The Skilling, Learning and Leveraging on Saturdays (SkiLLS) Series was a sequence of training programmes lasting 1 or 2 days, focusing on applied fields. These programmes aimed to provide participants with valuable skills applicable in their professional lives. Carefully curated, the training series encompassed application-based skills relevant to the evolving world, transferable through online sessions conducted by experts on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Series 1 commenced on August 19th, 2023 with five training programmes held on weekends.

The list of training programmes included:
  • Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Waste: Market Potential, Technology and Implementation
  • Geospatial Data Handling & Mapping using Google Earth and QGIS
  • Carbon Pricing, Market, and Trading: Concepts, Operational Modalities, Analytical Tools, and Techniques for Measurement
  • Measurement and Data Analysis for Water Resource Planning
  • Life Cycle Assessment and Estimation of Footprints: A foundation course for beginners

Training programme on Sustainable Waste Management for WAMCO, Maldives

A 5-day training programme on 'Sustainable Waste Management' was conducted for officers of Waste Management Corporation (WAMCO), Maldives, from December 19th to 23rd, 2022. The training programme aimed to enhance participants' understanding of best practices in waste management, explore various opportunities in the sector and refine their skills in business development. To facilitate this, the training sessions were led by various policy experts, academicians and professionals with extensive experience in the waste sector. Additionally, case studies of best practices from India were examined and interactions with industry practitioners, along with field visits to waste management facilities, provided further insights into waste flow and its management.

His Excellency Mr. Ibrahim Shaheeb, High Commissioner of the Republic of Maldives, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest for the felicitation ceremony.

Certificate course on Entrepreneurship in Solid Waste Management (Batch 1, 2 and 3)

The 8-week certificate course guided budding entrepreneurs through the journey of entrepreneurship, equipping them with knowledge of the solid waste management sector through sessions on solid waste, solid waste management and policy frameworks. The course enabled participants to explore opportunities in the sector, develop realistic projects/business plans using business design, pitches and proposals, and execute them. Participants also embarked on a field visit to a waste management facility to gain exposure to the waste supply chain.

Three batches of the certificate course have been successfully completed. The subsequent batch commenced in October 2023. This pan-India course attracted participants from various regions including Delhi/NCR, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Ladakh, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradeshand Dubai. The batches comprised a diverse mix of students, working professionals and enthusiasts passionate about environmental sustainability.

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