News from the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Waste Management training opportunities for the Pacific

Applications are being invited by SPREP for two Train-the-Trainers waste management courses (in March and April 2013) targeting Pacific islanders. Both courses focus on developing the skills of Pacific islanders in environmentally sound and practical waste management techniques with an emphasis on training the participants to become trainers for each module and to deliver the training on returning to their own countries.

 

Empowering Fijian women on proper waste management practices

The Clean Pacific 2012 Campaign – a regional campaign implemented by SPREP with an objective to promote better waste management and pollution control in the Pacific region through actions at the grassroots and government levels – has made it possible to educate women in Fiji on simple, proper waste management practices. The campaign provided funding assistance to the Lami branch of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL), which was nominated to implement the grassroots project in Fiji.

 

SPREP and Westpac Banking Corporation actively campaign for a Clean Pacific

The Clean Pacific 2012 Campaign has delivered additional results thanks to a unique partnership agreement between SPREP and Westpac Banking Corporation (Westpac) established in June 2012. As a result of this partnership, there are now more awareness resources available to Pacific Islanders in the form of 350 Waste Education Handbook for schools, over 2,500 posters, and 3,000 copies of each factsheet on topics such as Actions for a Clean Pacific, Lead Acid Battery Management and Waste Management in the Tourism sector. There are also more avenues for Pacific Islanders to learn how to bring about a Clean Pacific, through Westpac’s Pacific network in the Cook Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.

 

For further details, please visit SPREP website: http://www.sprep.org/

 

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