Projektleitung Wittmaier, Martin, Prof. Dr.
Durchführende Organisation externe Einrichtung, Institut für Energie und Kreislaufwirtschaft an der Hochschule Bremen GmbH
Projekttyp Drittmittelprojekt (Zuwendung)
Mittel- bzw. Auftragsgeber EU und sonstige internationale Organisationen, Europäische Union (EU)
Förder- bzw. Auftragssumme 94.078,24 €
Laufzeit 12/2008 - 06/2012
Forschungscluster Region im Wandel

In African and Pacific countries, one to two thirds of solid waste generated is not collected, and collected waste is mainly disposed in uncontrolled dumpsites and/or openly burnt, polluting water resources, soil and air. Five universities in Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Greece and Germany will pool their knowledge to improve solid waste management (SWM) education and on-the-job vocational training. The project partners will develop educational tools that are customised, practical and suitable to the needs and priorities of African and Pacific countries. The goal is to improve capacities and awareness and behaviour on SWM issues from a lifecycle perspective among students, teachers, civilians, NGOs and other local stakeholders. The project partners will design and implement a post-graduate programme in SWM and environmental protection in developing countries. Other key activities will include training missions, workshops and interactive seminars for civil servants, NGO representatives and public awareness campaigns for the wider public.