Civil servants receive training on the fundamentals of the Circular Economy concept

Representatives from public institutions in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine receive a three-day online training on circular production practices and the basic concepts and principles of the Circular Economy and its relevance to their countries.

Published on Wednesday 23 March 2022· INDUSTRY AND SERVICE PROVIDERS

As part of the SwitchMed programme’s continuing awareness-raising activities, a three-day online training course on the principles of Circular Economy was held online from 15-17 March. Organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as part of the SwitchMed/MED TEST III project, the training offered to over 40 industry decision-makers from public institutions in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine an introduction of possible policies and initiatives which governments can use to promote the transition to a circular economy.

The three-day training started with an introduction to the importance of developing circular economies and was subsequently divided into 12 courses. Each course focused on introducing the respective cycle of a circular economy following the circular economy model as outlined by the Ellen McArthur Foundation.

©Ellen MacArthur Foundation

©Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Cross-sectoral topics such as product design, circular business models, and circular planning were also introduced at the end of the three-day training. And two specific courses focused on removing barriers and furthering circular practices in textiles and plastics, two key focus areas of the ongoing SwitchMed/MED TEST III regional programme.

During the three training days, participants demonstrated a strong interest in the content delivered and a willingness to pursue circular initiatives in their respective national agendas. UNIDO will continue to support national institutions and the private sector to develop more circular and resource-efficient business models within the SwitchMed programme.