Training Course on Bio-Medical Waste Management


Introduction
The Colombo Plan for Cooperative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific is a unique inter-governmental organization providing development assistance under the “Planning Prosperity Together” motto and the concept of self-help where member countries provide assistance to one another in socio-economic development.
 
Over the years, contents of the Colombo Plan’s training programmes have been adjusted to respond to the needs of member countries in a fast changing economic environment. In the early years, the training programmes were more of a long-term nature whilst the current programmes are established to provide advance skills and experience sharing, aimed at arriving at the best practices in different fields of economic and social activities for effective policy making and governance.
Course Contents
  1. Over view of Environmental Laws in India: Bio-Medical Waste Management and Handling Rules.
  2. Generation, Segregation and Collection of Bio-Medical Waste.
  3. Package, Storage, Transportation, Treatment Technologies and Disposal of Bio-Medical Waste.
  4. Characterization of Waste as per World Health Organization (WHO).
  5. Establishment of Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facility.
  6. Frame Work for Regional Bio-Medical Waste Management Planning.
  7. Evaluation of Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facility.
  8. Bio-Medical Waste Management Training in Masses – World Bank Sponsored Program.
  9. Bio-Medical Waste Management in Rural Small Units.
  10. Bio -Medical Waste Minimization at Source.
  11. Regional Bio-Medical Waste Management Planning.
  12. Country Paper for Presentation (Existing Methods and Future Plan of Action).
 
Language
The whole training programme is conducted in English. National Focal points are kindly advised to nominate candidates with good command of English, both written and spoken.
Duration
This programme is scheduled from 1 – 13 October 2012. Participants should arrive in India one day earlier.
Invited Countries
Colombo Plan Developing Member countries.
Number of Participants
15 participants are from Colombo Plan developing member countries.
Admission Criteria
  1. applicants must be nominated by the Colombo Plan
  2. National Focal Point of their respective Governments;
  3. hold a position in managerial level and possess a master degree;
  4. job specifications are in line with the contents of the training program:
(ii) Nursing staff
(iv) Environmental Engineers/ Scientists who are involved in managing bio-medical waste/ regulating bio-medical waste management and also who wish to start common bio-medical waste treatment facility.
<div 40px;="" "=""> good command of English, both written and spoken. Should be below 45 yrs of age
 
Fellowship
The scholarship award will cover:
  • Air Tickets from the closet International air port to the host country
  • Training costs
  • per diem allowance
  • accomodation
Visa
Participants attending this programme need to obtain at least a 5 week visa. Participating governments are kindly requested to bear the cost of visa application for their participants.
Airport Transfer
Airport transfer will be provided by Ministry of External Affairs, India
Attire
Participants are required to dress appropriately during the course and the study visit.
Member Country Nominations
Each developing member country is requested to nominate, through the Colombo Plan National Focal Point up to two (2) candidates, one principle and one reserve, by completing the Colombo Plan Application Form and submission of a medical certificate. The duly accomplished nomination forms (two sets) should be forwarded by or before 24 August 2012, to the Colombo Plan Secretariat at the following address:
The Secretary-General
Colombo Plan Secretariat
No. 31, Wijerama Mawatha
Colombo 7, P.O. Box 596
Sri Lanka
Fax: 94 11 2684386
For more information contact:
Ms. Savini Sirikumara
Programme Officer- Programme for Public Administration and
Environment
Tel: 94 11 2684188 (Ext. 43)
Email: savini.sirikumara@colomboplan.org
SELECTION PROCESS
Selection of participants will be done by the Colombo Plan Secretariat (CPS) and the Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI) in India. Successful candidates will be notified through their respective National Focal Points.