SWM Learning

Solid Waste Management Learning:

In 2006, The World Bank Institute, Washington DC, USA came forward to promote improvements in Solid Waste Management system in India through training and capacity building of various stakeholders. The Waste and Resource Management (WaRM) in collaboration with IPE conducted the first phase of Solid Waste Management Learning Programme in the country. This was for providing training and capacity building of elected representatives, municipal officials and other stakeholders in about 10 states of India.

During the initial two years of the programme, the following was accomplished:

  • Several consultations were held with central and state govt. agencies and urban local bodies on the scope, objectives and implementation approach for the proposed programme.

  • A training needs assessment was conducted.

  • On the training needs assessment and stakeholder consultations, training material have been prepared. Innovative efforts made by ULBs or NGOs in several cities in India have been documented and incorporated in the course material.

  • Training materials have been reviewed by experts, commented upon and finalized.

  • Diagnostic workshops have been conducted in 4 states with various stakeholders and partner state-level training institutions. 

The project also included the documentation of best practices in these states, preparation of IEC training module, coordination, training and follow up, followed by chapters review of book and the book “Improving Municipal Solid Waste Management in India”, A sourcebook for Policy Makers and Practitioners was published by World Bank Institute.


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