Type of project
Capacity building in the field of Vocational Education and Training (VET)
2023 - 2024
According to GreenVETAfrica's analysis in Nigeria and Ghana, public and private waste collectors are best placed to create employment opportunities for the low-skilled and uneducated (labourers). Recyclable materials, which are discarded indiscriminately on the streets, by households and in legal and illegal landfill sites, are mainly collected by the informal sector, which sells them to aggregators and pre-treatment companies.
The informal sector absorbs a large number of unemployed and unskilled young people. In order to support their transition to sustainable micro-small businesses, skills in waste management and micro-entrepreneurship are needed. This is why GVA's main objective is to develop capacity building for the project's VET provider partners, and design an innovative curriculum on green waste management and micro-enterprise that will be piloted with learners.
Waste management has emerged as the primary concern in Africa due to its impact on economic development, the environment, and human health. Indeed, one of the most visible catastrophic problems caused by our unbridled production and consumption is the increase in quantities of solid waste (SW), and this is having more of an impact on the African continent than on our own soil.
Moreover, the dual transition is the key to adopting a circular development model, transforming linear industrial value chains to minimise waste and pollution, making better use of the waste generated and guaranteeing environmental standards. This transition requires skilled professionals at all levels.
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