We conduct a thoroughÂ organisationalÂ assessment and help countriesÂ andÂ organisationsÂ toÂ identify and create a plan to address their immediate and long-term capacity building needs.Â
WeÂ are committedÂ to create learning environments and social change laboratories. We enable countries and organisations and their staff to make better use of trends analysis, social research and outcome evaluation data to design superior programs and advocacy campaigns and to advance ongoing strategic thinking and action.
The Conference of the Parties, in its decision BC-11/1 on Follow-up to the Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative to improve the effectiveness of the Basel Convention, thus mandated an expert working group to further elaborate and implement actions on initial short-term work items as listed in annex II to that decision, within available resources, and to develop a work programme for additional priorities and key work items and actions for the implementation of environmentally sound management.
TheÂ main objective ofÂ this activity area isÂ toÂ raise awarenessÂ of, andÂ build capacityÂ in, modern integrated waste management systems.Â Raising public awareness with respect toÂ waste management issues isÂ anÂ important issue inÂ the AfricanÂ countries.
TheÂ public areÂ theÂ major customers/beneficiaries ofÂ theÂ existing solid waste management systems (irrespective ofÂ whether itÂ isÂ municipal, industrial, orÂ hazardous wastes), butÂ only aÂ small proportion ofÂ these customers areÂ typically aware ofÂ what happens toÂ their countryâs waste, andÂ theÂ full extent ofÂ services being provided.
Africa Institute is committed toÂ deliver training, we also provide dissemination of information, consulting, awareness raising activities and technology transfer on matters relevant to the implementation of the Basel Convention and to the environmentally sound management of hazardous and other wastes in the countries weÂ serve.
Our innovative programs are used by some of the largest countriesÂ in Africa. Â With expert technical staff highly skilled in hazardous and other wastes managementÂ and maintenance provides the backbone of our training and consulting services.Â A creative, innovativeÂ technology team brings the training to our clients in a highly engaging, entertaining and effective methodology.
The specific activities are:
- training workshops,
- pilot projects on the management of priority waste streams,
- the production of information material and guidelines.
With the current shortage of industrial skills talent it is often necessary to build from within. Â Africa InstituteâsÂ industrial skills training in operations and maintenance provide a targeted, cost effective way to grow your workforce.Â Our experienced consultants work with you to implement the processes necessary for maximum efficiency.