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Solid Waste Management Course. Vanuatu approach and contents. 

Erakor Council of Chiefs, Vanuatu Climate Action Network and Vanuatu Clean

are encouraging communities and authorities to make an online course Solid Waste Management.

The course is open to all interested in Vanuatu. Send us a message if you are interested to get a free certificate, once you finish the course.

 

We aim that participants interact with each other while making the course:

  1. to facilitate the learning process
  2. make needs assessments
  3. and implement solutions in their communities.
  • A space at VCAN (Oxfam) will be available with access to computers and Internet.
  • A space at Ocean View conference room will be available once a week, Tuesdays from 5:30pm to
    • Assist students before their assessments.
    • Group discussions and team building to solve real issues.
    • Practical situational analysis, within each community to seek solutions.
  • Participants who enrol and want their certificate to be paid, when all assessments completed should provide their contacts by sending a message to Vanuatu Clean Facebook page with their name and email address.

Further important information:

  1. The course is free and available at Coursera, an educational online service. coursera.org
  2. The course is expected to be done in 6 weeks. 5 planned + 1 for students convenience.
  3. The certificate will be paid by the organisers, only when all assessments are completed.
  4. As pre-requisites, we recommend participants to:
    1. Be committed to community service. Ideally already working with community leaders and able to share hers/his learnings from the course with leaders and communities
    2. Good understanding of English (as the videos are with audio in English but subtitles and exams in French and other languages).
  5. Participants from communities and authorities (Municipality, Shefa Province and Department of Environment) are invited with the expectation that they will partner to address practical waste management issues.
  6. Students are expected to meet transport costs to VCAN and Ocean View to participate in tutoring, discussions, and group work.
  7. Certificate increases employability and entrepreneurship chances in the waste management industry

This is the second edition of the course in Vanuatu as the course was initially launched March 2023 at Erakor Bridge and 5 June 2023, the World Environmental Day.

Registration to the course here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/solid-waste-management

This is the third edition of the Course in Vanuatu and we had the participation of:

  1. ERAKOR BRIDGE YOUTH ASSOCIATION
  2. SMALL ISLAND MEDIA
  3. PORT VILA MUNICIPALITY
  4. JILLS CAFE

Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries

Contents

  1. PHYSICAL ELEMENTS OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

1.1.      Overview of the Course

1.2.      Why is this course important?

1.3.      Municipal Waste Generation and characterization

1.4.      Waste Collection and Transport

1.5.      Improving efficiency of waste collection and transport

1.6       Recycling municipal waste

1.7.      Waste disposal / Landfills – part 1

1.8.      Waste disposal / Landfills – part 2

1.9.      Upgrading a Dump Site

  1. GOVERNANCE ASPECTS OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

2.1.      Policies and legislation

2.2.      The role of the public sector

2.3.      The role of the private sector

2.4.      Integrating the informal sector

2.5.      The Role of Community Members

2.6.      Public Awareness Campaigns – Case study India

2.7.      Financing Mechanisms – part 1

2.8.      Financing mechanisms – part 2

  1. ORGANIC WASTE TREATMENT

3.1.      Overview of Biowaste Treatment Technologies

3.2.      Science of composting

3.3.      Composting technologies

3.4.      Operating the Composting Process

3.5.      Case Study Composting – Dhaka, Bangladesh

3.6.      Case Study Composting – Temesi, Bali, Indonesia

3.7.      The Basics of Anaerobic Digestion of Biowaste

3.8.      Anaerobic Digestion Technologies and Operation

3.9.      Using the Products of Anaerobic Digestion

3.10.     Vermicomposting of Biowaste

3.11 Biowaste Processing with Black Soldier Fly Larvae

3.11.     Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass

  1. SPECIAL WASTE FRACTIONS

4.1.      Overview of special waste fractions

4.2.      Mixed waste treatment

4.3.      Hazardous Waste Management

4.4.      Health Care Waste Management

4.5.      E-waste

4.6.      4.6a Plastic Waste Management – Theory

4.6b Plastic Waste Management – Examples

4.7.      Construction and Demolition Waste

  1. Strategic Issues and Planning in Solid Waste Management

5.1.      Integrating biowaste management through strategic planning

5.2.      Strategic Municipal Solid Waste Management Plan

5.3.      Comparing cities’ performance

5.4.      Waste and climate change

5.5.      Solid Waste & Sustainable Development Goals

5.6.      Introduction to the Waste Flow Diagram

5.7.      Applying the Waste Flow Diagram

5.8.      Circular economy and solid waste management

5.9.      Selecting an Organic Waste Treatment Technology (SOWATT)