Strengthening the METABUILD Project through the 2nd Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop


The nine-day Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop for the METABUILD project teams from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh was held on 6-14 December 2016 in New Delhi, India. The training was organised by The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), India together with STENUM Asia and AREC. The workshop was attended by more than 40 participants from the National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC) Sri Lanka, the Society for Environmental and Economic Development (SEED) Nepal, the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry Bangladesh (DCCI) and the international project partners.

The first two days focused on team building and established a platform for each country to interact with other country teams and project partners. An introduction to Resource Efficient Cleaner Production (RECP) was given on the first workshop day, followed by an interactive presentation on “Loop Economy”. The latter part of the day focused on familiarising participants with each other using cross country group work activities.

The “Medicinal Wheel Tool” was used to review the project roadmap which was developed in early 2016 in Dhaka. This was found to be very helpful for project implementers in the three countries. With the tool, facilitators allowed countries to reflect the purpose, values and vision of the METABUILD project in their day to day project implementation. Participants’ feedback showed that they could critically evaluate themselves as organisations to focus and streamline future activities.

Team NCPC Sri Lanka working on the "Medicinal Wheel Tool"


On the second day each country was asked to exchange their experience on what they have done so far regarding company mobilisation and internal management strategies for the project. Participants shared their successful experiences as well unsuccessful experiences. This session was insightful for all participants as they could learn from each other’s experiences. Accordingly, countries were asked to develop their way forward based on two day learning.


Team DCCI Bangladesh sharing their experience on company mobilisation and internal management


The initial days of the 2nd ToT  laid the foundation for the future activities through shared understanding among stakeholders on roles and responsibilities of each partner.
The focus of the following 6 training days is on technical inputs and group works to foster RECP implementation together with company visits. Details for these sessions will follow soon.


Day 1 & 2 working posters


Written by: Uthpala Sankalpani, National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC) Sri Lanka