Course Details

Decentralized Solid Waste Management


KNUST Certificate signed by Vice Chancellor

Course Overview

This 3-day short course on Decentralized Solid Waste Management is designed to equip participants with knowledge and skills to effectively manage solid waste at the community level. The course will cover topics such as waste segregation, composting, recycling, and waste-to-energy technologies. Participants will also learn about the importance of community engagement in solid waste management, and how to develop and implement sustainable waste management plans.

Content and Learning

This course will cover the following topic areas:

Unit 1: Introduction Waste Management in Ghana Unit 2: Decentralized Solid Waste Management Unit 3: Waste Reduction and Recycling Unit 4: Waste-to-Energy Technologies Unit 5: Community Engagement and Sustainable Waste Management Plans Unit 6:Visit to Waste Management Facilities(IRECOP, Waste Landfills, Waste Transfer Stations) Participants will gain knowledge and skills that can be applied in a variety of settings, including urban and rural communities. This course is ideal for • Local government officials, • Community leaders, • Waste management professionals, • individuals who are interested in learning about sustainable waste management practices.


This course is open to individuals who are interested in learning about decentralized solid waste management. There are no specific admission requirements for this program. Participants will be required to attend all sessions of the course to be eligible for the KNUST certificate upon completion.

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