German-MENA University Network for Waste Management and Circular Economy
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Insufficient study programmes for waste management and circular economy in the MENA region
Gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application
Lack of skilled personnel for the public and private sector
The project set up a network between four universities from the MENA region and three universities from Germany. Together, the partners developed an online study programme on integrated solid waste management and circular economy to transfer knowledge on state-of-the-art solutions. The online lectures, called "Wastiepedia", are availabe on Hamburg Open Online University.
Self-study online course on Hamburg Open Online University: Wastiepedia
For the circular economy to work, technical solutions for waste management as well as financing and governing systems are needed. Therefore, Wastipedia combines lectures on technical solutions with aspects of management and decision-making. The free course is divided into 15 lessons from which you can choose independently.
Video: Education is the Foundation of the Circular Economy–Lessons from the German-MENA University Network
In this video, the German-MENA university network presents their work results, the next steps they want to take to improve education on circular economy and waste management as well as their collaborative concept, which could also be applied to other regions.