Friday, July 01, 2011

German org awards SWM4LGUs training modules to CPU

By Hope Patricio


Regional Applied Communications Group

Central Philippine University

The Central Philippine University (CPU) led by President Dr. Teodoro Robles officially received the Training Modules for the Solid Waste Management for Local Government Units (SWM4LGUs) from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)-AHT Group AG headed by its Team Leader Dr. Johannes Paul on June 23, 2011 at the Appropriate Technology Center of the College of Agriculture, Resources and Environmental Sciences (CARES) in Jaro, Iloilo City.

A highlight of GIZ-CPU cooperation in jointly pioneering a university curriculum in resource management, the handover of said materials was witnessed by Engr. Marivic Ricaña, deputy team leader of GIZ-AHT’s SWM4LGUs Project; Engr. Voltaire Acosta, National Solid Waste Management adviser of GIZ-AHT; Engr. Klaus Hanuschke, GIZ consultant for CPU SWM project; Dr. Reynaldo Dusaran, dean of CARES; Engr. Aries Roda Romallosa, agricultural engineering coordinator of CARES; and Prof. Hope Patricio, research Coordinator of CARES.

The CPU officials received 17 training modules which will be used as lecture materials for the diploma program on resource management major in solid waste management under CARES. Said program would be offered to solid waste management (SWM) practitioners to enhance their expertise and to help produce new professionals in the SWM sector.

A project of GIZ's AHT GROUP AG, a privately owned independent consulting firm that offers management and engineering services in water, agriculture, environment, governance and waste, SWM4LGUs can be found in many areas across the country including Iloilo City, Roxas City and Buenavista in Guimaras in Western Visayas.

CPU President Teodoro Robles (third from left)

receives the materials from Dr. Johannes Paul

of GIZ-AHT (second from left),

as witnessed by the officials of the two institutions.

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