Training Session on Holistic Waste
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
manner, waste needs to be properly segregated at the source, safely transported
to appropriate disposal facilities and disposed of in anenvironmentally
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
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.
UNITAR Jeju International Training Center (JITC),
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea
● UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC
● UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre
Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (KOREA-UNDP Fund)
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
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.
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
● identify the benefits and drawbacks associated with a range of waste
● 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
● 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.
UNITAR-developed "CityShare methodology" will be used during the
The 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
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
● actively participate in the training program
fluent in written and spoken English
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 23 March 2015 (Mon):
● application form (download from http://www.cifaljeju.org)
● 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
● 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.