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As part of the global and local efforts to meet the human-ecosystem equilibrium, CIFAL Jeju/JITC organizes environmental workshops on a variety of relevant topics like climate change and green growth, carbon-free development, waste management, e-mobility, and environmentally sound technologies. Serving as a venue to share policy experiences and action plans, the Center joins the effort of the global community in moving towards a more sustainable future.

[2015 April 28~30] Training Session on Holistic Waste Management and Eco-Town Models for Sustainable Asia-Pacific Region 기사를 twitter로 보내기 기사를 facebook으로 보내기 2015.02.23

Training Session on Holistic Waste Management
and Eco-Town Models for Sustainable Asia-Pacific Region

Jeju, Republic of Korea, 28~30 April 2015 (Tue-Thu)

Waste management is an imminent challenge faced by many countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The waste generated from various human activities can lead to health hazards and affect the environment in a negative way unless there is a sustainable and holistic waste management system. In order to manage waste in a holistic
manner, waste needs to be properly segregated at the source, safely transported to appropriate disposal facilities and disposed of in anenvironmentally friendly
manner. In addition, waste in all possible forms (solid, liquid or gas) needs to be taken care of by assessing the impacts on the public health and environment.
Moreover, dissemination of the concepts such as "sustainable consumption and cleaner production," "resource efficiency and circular economy," "3R" and "eco-town" is crucial.

This training will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of a holistic approach to integrated waste
management for sustainable urban development in the Asia-Pacific region.

Event type

28~30 April 2015

UNITAR Jeju International Training Center (JITC),
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea

● UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre

Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (KOREA-UNDP Fund)

Targeted audience
Central and local government officials and other related personnel in the field of waste management with experience
in waste management policy development and implementation in the Asia-Pacific region


The training will include the following:
● topic 1: waste overview
● topic 2: circular economy and waste management
● topic 3: national and city waste management strategy
● topic 4: baseline for waste management strategy
● topic 5: green growth policies
● topic 6: action plan to implement waste strategy.

Learning objectives
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
● understand why the holistic waste management approach is necessary in achieving sustainable development
● discuss the role of waste management in advancing the "Post-2015 Development Agenda"
● identify the benefits and drawbacks associated with a range of waste management strategies/technologies
● apply basic principles to determine the most suitable waste management strategy in a given situation
● select and use strategies to overcome barriers in achieving sustainable development goals
● share best practices of their own countries or communities.

The training will be comprised of:
● lectures by experts
● self-assessment exercise
● group work
● case study presentation
● UNITAR developed
"CityShare Methodology"
● study visit.

"CityShare methodology" will be used during the workshop.

CityShare methodology aims at optimizing peer learning between local officials and other local stakeholders playing crucial roles in ensuring sustainable municipal
development. The methodology consists of various processes of self-assessment, distillation, and transfer of challenges, lessons learned, and good practices between
local stakeholders and resource persons. It is also composed of several tools to provide a common framework for the evaluation of experiences made by the
participating cities and offer a common language for the exchange and assimilation of experiences, as well as a roadmap for action and progress.

Selected participants are required to:
● submit necessary documents on time, i.e., application forms etc.
● complete and submit pre-training readings and assignments, i.e. case studies etc.
● actively participate in the training program
be fluent in written and spoken English

Course certificates
UNITAR and UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC will jointly issue a certificate to participants upon completion of the full

How to apply
Send the following documents to by 23 March 2015 (Mon):
● application form (download from
● curriculum vitae (CV)
● case study description
● letter of nomination
● letter of commitment.
Late application will not be accepted.

● Application without required documents will not be considered.
● Participation is subject to approval of the application by UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC.
● Selected participants will be notified individually.


Assistance with travel cost
● UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC provides a
LIMITED financial assistance with the airfare to Jeju-do, Republic of Korea.
● Local expenses (transportation, accommodation and meals during the workshop) will be covered.
● All other expenses are the responsibility of the participants.


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