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Posted on December 21, 2021
Signature of a memorandum of understanding between IPCA and TERI SAS on the start of a certificate course to promote entrepreneurship in the field of waste management
New Delhi : The Indian Pollution Control Association (IPCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS) to collaborate to reach young and enthusiastic minds through a certificate course aimed at promote entrepreneurship in the field of waste management. The certificate course will focus on training young people to explore the scope of entrepreneurship in effectively managing waste and improving its recycling and recovery. This joint initiative aims to develop future effective social entrepreneurs.
IPCA, a registered NGO, has been working in the field of solid waste management for two decades and has been involved in training and capacity building of different stakeholders. He is a member of the expert committee and central committee formed by CPCB, NCT Delhi government and Jammu and Kashmir government for plastic waste management.
TERI SAS, a higher education institution dedicated to sustainable development, has been developing a set of learning programs on energy, environment and sustainability for more than two decades.
âIt is an absolute honor for us to partner with the TERI School of Advanced Studies to enable young people to explore entrepreneurial avenues in the field of solid waste management. We believe the course will bring solid waste discussions to the fore. This will enable young minds to innovatively design solutions that will change the way solid waste is viewed and handled in our society. says Ashish Jain, director of IPCA.
âWe believe that the Memorandum of Understanding between the TERI School of Advanced Studies and the Indian Pollution Control Association will strengthen the interest of young people in becoming entrepreneurs in the field of solid waste management. Our training will not only motivate young people to become entrepreneurs, but will also facilitate change by providing lasting solutions to a problem which is one of the biggest problems in the majority of major Indian cities â, said Prof. Arun Kansal, Dean (academic), TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi.
This certificate course is a one-of-a-kind program in the field of waste management where conceptual understanding will be mixed with field exposure.