The two and a half days of highly interactive regional policy dialogue on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) particularly Resource Efficient Cleaner Production (RECP) took place on 27, 28 & 29 November 2019 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India. Event was facilitated by Mr. Rainer Agster, Director of Private Sector Cooperation, adelphi, Germany and Mr. Amarnath Munnolimath, Project Manager, adelphi, Germany.
As a part of METABUILD project, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) & STENUM Asia organized a 2-day “International Clean Technology (ICT) Fair” at the Institute of Diploma Engineers Bangladesh (IDEB), Dhaka on 26-27 June, 2019.
As the METABUILD project entered the fourth and last year of operations, it is time to start collecting information on the results achieved and to quantify the project outputs and outcomes. Particularly against the reduction in resource use and waste reduction commitments made by the project to the European Union Switch Asia programme. The project management team had been planning these activities from the beginning and also developed specific tools to collect data from the participating industries to arrive at results and outputs.
A Technology Fair was conducted in Kathmandu, Nepal on 27th Feb 2019, with the objective of showing SMEs and their associations which types of RECP technologies are available and showing to technology suppliers that SMEs constitute a significant market. All the participating companies in METABUILD project from Nepal were invited to attend. Technical presentations were also conducted by various suppliers on Zero Liquid discharge, Purolite resins, Power factor improvement and energy conservation in compressed air system.
On 6th February 2019 METABUILD team held a workshop “Resource Efficient Cleaner Production Financing in Bangladesh” for financial institutions of Bangladesh with the objectives to identify opportunities for new financing products, learn about existing cleaner production financing products and prototype cleaner production financing products.
The workshop was conducted by Mr. Mirko Zuerker, Senior Project Manager (Adelphi) and Mr. Amarnath Munnolimath, Project Manager (Adelphi).
On 5th December 2018, training on RECP held for the METABUILD partner companies from cable sector. The training workshop took place at Ramna Restaurant, Wari, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
In order to embed RECP in the METABUILD partnering sectors, it is necessary to train the industry owners. As indicated in the action plan, there should be RECP trainings for the industries every year of the project. The main goal of these trainings is to create awareness about resource & energy efficiency and to increase the implementations of suggested RECP measures.
During initial assessment of ABC Electrical Ind. Ltd it was found that compressors used in the factory were obsolete and having leakages. While submitting the initial assessment report factory owner informed METABUILD team that he would appoint a maintenance engineer and designate him to supervise suggested options. On this regard, owner requested to METABUILD team to provide necessary training on RECP for factory personnel.
On 24th July 2018, METABUILD hosted a Customer Roundtable event held on “Greening the Supply Chain” in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The event was jointly facilitated by National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC) of Sri Lanka and adelphi, Germany. The roundtable event took place at Solis Hotel, Colombo. The event was organised to bring different customer groups from construction sector.
On 23 July 2018,a Training-of-trainers (ToT) workshop on “Greening the Supply Chain” toolkit was conducted in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The ToT workshop took place with an objective to train in-country technical consultants and project coordinators on “Greening the Supply Chain” toolkit to strengthen their capacity work with SME supply chains. Toolkit focuses on improving production processes of metal products, with a particular focus on environmentally sustainable practices along the supply chain of an industry.