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Professional Development

Sustainable Change

Through our trainings, we create learning networks in our partner organisations. In our non-academic trainings, we focus on sustainable change. We do that by looking for partners who are currently making a change in their countries, for example developing a new building code or a new hydrogen roadmap. Ideally, the partners are capable of integrating the trainings in their own structures, for example through a training of trainers approach.

House build of plastic bottles.

Example: Plastics in Sustainable Building

In 2020, ISC3 published a workstream report on sustainable living and plastics. It treats topics like urbanisation, affordable housing, human health, and the building life cycle and specifically focusses on the role of plastics in these topics.

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Training on the use of plastics in sustainable building.

Because of interest from partners in Kenya, a training program is being developed. The process is moderated together with Carpus+Partner AG and strongly depends on the involvement of our partners in Kenya: National Construction Authority (NCA) , Center for Science and Technology Innovation (CSTI) and the Kenya Green Building Society (KGBS) .

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Initial outcomes are improving the quality of life in Kenya and making sure plastics are used in the best possible, circular way, thereby not harming the environment. Possible outcomes on the policy level are the inclusion of Sustainable Chemistry concepts in Kenya’s new building code.

In February 2022, the first 6 modules took place in collaboration with the partners in Kenya, where more than 100 participants took part in a virtual workshop. A follow-up phase is planned, where we are looking for new partners and countries to work on those materials with.

Check out our e-learning course on "Plastics and Sustainable Building"

This self-paced E-learning course aims to show the potentials for Sustainable Chemistry in the construction sector and to answer the following questions:

  • How can plastics be used in a sustainable way in buildings?
  • What obstacles are there and how can they be overcome?
  • Which steps need to be followed, under consideration of regional differences?
  • What are recommendations for the areas of research, sustainable innovation, capacity building and policy.

It takes approximately 10 hours to complete all 5 modules.

  1. Register on www.atingi.org
  2. Subscribe to the course: https://online.atingi.org/course/view.php?id=3800