Global climate change, rising child asthma, more plastic in our oceans than fish, increasing pressures on the budgets of local service providers, are some of the signs of the growing waste management crisis affecting every community. Worldwide, humans now produce well over 2 trillion kilograms of waste each year. Ninety-nine percent of the everyday items we buy become waste within 6 months. With increasing urbanization, increasing global consumption, and an increasing global population, waste-related issues are only going to get greater, further degrading our environment and health.
There is a drastic need to change current practices, improve waste management standards, and return used resources back to the economy through reuse and recycling. Yet, the knowledge and capacity to undertake this is often lacking in our communities. Waste management can be overwhelming and confusing.
Maximpact is offering a customizable capacity building program for the waste management sector that addresses these challenges.
We have chosen the NGO sector to carry out this program, as we have recognised that professionals coming from NGO sector require both integrated knowledge of waste management and the capacity to transfer that knowledge to target groups as defined by their own programs.
The NGO sector wishes to act as an agent of change toward more impactful and sustainable waste project implementation. For that reason we believe that by empowering local NGOs with knowledge and capacity to succeed in the waste management sector, and by identifying key stakeholders, technologies and business opportunities, this program will create trainers capable of demonstrating where intervention points are and how sector stakeholders can attract attention to maximize their impact.
This Training of Trainers package will identify practical, integrated and sustainable solutions for waste management and enhance practical skills of NGOs in creating and delivering waste capacity building programs in local communities.