ASSIST Goes on NCPC Mission in Ukraine
Within the existing agreement with GIZ, ASSIST’s Regional Director, Aru David, and Social Initiatives & Enterprises Manager, Olga Babina, conducted a 3-day organizational diagnosis for the Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production Centre in Kiev, Ukraine on March 5-7, 2013.
Projects LEAP and RAISE Conduct Forums in Indonesia
Ongoing PPP DEG-supported projects LEAP (Leapfrog towards Efficiency And Progress through Low Carbon Economy) and RAISE (Refrigerant Management Awareness in Industrial and Commercial Application for Sustainable Energy Conservation) held Review and Awareness Forums from March 4-8, 2013 in the cities of Surabaya, Medan and Jakarta in Indonesia.
Promotion of Green Economic Development (ProGED) Launched in Cebu
The GIZ managed project called “Promotion of Green Economic Development” (ProGED) was launched with the help of ASSIST on March 11-13 in Marco Polo Plaza Hotel, Cebu.
Local Trainers in India Empowered by Project SWEEP
Two Training-of-Trainer (ToT) sessions were held in Mumbai and Chennai in February and March 2013 within the framework of the DEG-supported Public Private Partnership project SWEEP (Southwest Energy Efficiency Project). The event was attended by Mr. Sathappan and Mr. Balamurugan of ASSIST.
PROper Mangement of Municipal Solid WastE to create a Waste Free Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka generates an estimated 6700 metric tons of waste daily where only 2800 metric tons of waste is collected. Absence of efficient system to clean up the waste has brought about a need to create a well-organized waste management system in Sri Lanka which must be prioritized to avoid the spread of toxic chemicals and pollution in the environment.
In this Public Private Partnership project, jointly funded by DEG and Holcim (Lanka) Limited and implemented by Holcim (Lanka) Limited in partnership with ASSIST, a waste management complex will be set-up at the Seeduwa waste dump site to provide an appropriate solution to unorganized dumping and burning of waste. The waste management complex is surrounded by two key industrial zones called Katunayake and Biyagama, the country’s largest housing scheme called Raddolugama and main airport in Sri Lanka, the Katunayake Bandaranayalka international airport.