The Consortium Summit held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from June 20th to June 23rd, 2023, united project partners and stakeholders with the shared goal of advancing sustainable waste management and education in Southeast Asia.
The consortium summit, which took place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from June 20th to June 23rd, 2023, gathered project partners and stakeholders with the shared goal of advancing sustainable waste management and education in Southeast Asia. The event began with registration and a warm welcome from MJU’s vice president. Prof. Kuchta from TUHH delivered the opening remarks, setting the tone for the subsequent discussions.
The primary focus of the meeting revolved around discussions and presentations. Partners deliberated on the project’s current status and its third-year objectives. Regular updates on the development and deployment of teaching materials played a pivotal role in ensuring the project’s success. A quality meeting verified the maintenance of project standards, and a group discussion examined measures for the project’s long-term sustainability.
On the second day, each partner showcased their efforts in raising awareness among the younger generation, organizing public events, establishing project hubs, and initiating training activities. Emphasis was placed on the development of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to prepare young individuals for careers in sustainable waste management.
The third day featured visits to Maejo University’s Chiang Mai campus, offering insights into the university’s research and educational facilities. Lunch was served at the university, followed by tours of the farm and Excellence Center units. These excursions enriched participants’ understanding of Chiang Mai’s academic and research landscape.
Additionally, on the third day, participants visited the SW facility at the Nakornping Energy Research and Development Institute, providing hands-on experience of waste management procedures. Their understanding was further deepened with a visit to Chiang Mai University’s Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering.
The event concluded with a cultural visit to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, enabling participants to immerse themselves in the region’s rich cultural heritage. Throughout the event, participants exchanged ideas, shared progress, and fostered stronger collaborations. The consortium meeting marked a significant milestone in Southeast Asia’s pursuit of sustainable garbage management and education, forging enduring partnerships and inspiring future endeavors.Back