Understanding Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production

 

 
Capacity Building

Promoting Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production has to cover a range of related activities. Most important among these are:

  • Awareness raising campaigns, targeting industry, government, financing institutions, academia, and NGOs .

  • Compilation and dissemination of up-to-date information on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production practices and technologies in a user-friendly manner, addressing specific local/regional/national needs.

  • Human resources development of personnel at various levels in the stakeholder groups.

  • Demonstration projects in different sub-sectors and locations in the country especially in SMEs.

Creating awareness and building capacity in industries, governments, NGOs, academia and Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production service providers is essential for achieving advances in both development and promotion of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production

Capacity building for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production should address the following needs:

  • A common understanding of the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production concept.

  • Incorporation of the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production concept in the government policy framework.

  • Integration of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production concept in policies and operations of all enterprises.

  • Education and training at all levels.

  • Indicators to measure progress in Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production implementation.

  • Providing information about both the technology involved and the environmental management tools needed.

BIU works towards assisting key institutions for development/delivery of the above. It has currently developed a training toolkit for Promoting Resource Efficient in Small and Medium sized Enterprises ( PRE-SME ). The pilot industrial demonstration on promoting resource Efficient in SMEs is being carried out in Ethiopia and Vietnam with the NCPCs in the respective countries taking the lead responsibility as the technical service providers.