adelphi receives the German Sustainability Award "Company"
News publ. 24. Nov 2023
News publ. 07. Oct 2011
In mid-September adelphi, Pöyry Environment GmbH and Atlas Environnement conducted multiplier trainings on “landfill management“ and “Public communication and awareness raising in waste management“ in Algeria. The five-day trainings were targeted to representatives of Algerian municipalities, ministries and waste management operators and were initiated by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in cooperation with the Algerian Ministry of Physical Planning and Environment.
Algerian authorities are striving to improve their local waste management systems as current practices are inadequate and result in air pollution and soil, ground and surface water contamination, as well as posing sanitary risks for the local population. With the focus on showing how to improve local waste management in Algeria, adelphi, Pöyry Environment GmbH and Atlas Environnement developed and conducted two trainings on waste management in mid-September.
The five-day multiplier training “Landfill management in Algeria, Part 2“ was a follow-up of Part 1 of the training on the basics of landfill management, which was conducted in early May 2011. This training focused on technical details such as leachate treatment, as well as financial, organizational and safety aspects of landfill management. The five-day capacity building session “Communication and public awareness” concentrated on communal waste management and communication instruments and strategies, as well as defining target groups and setting objectives for awareness raising measures.
The trainings were conducted within the framework of GIZ’s regional program “Strengthening the educational and training capacities in the environmental sector in the Maghreb countries”. Further capacity building trainings will focus on the optimization and operation of waste collection systems, as well as on hygiene and safety standards for the collection, transportation and disposal of waste. The objective of the trainings is to collectively develop recommendations for the improvement of the local situation.