ToT workshop held at NIESBUD, Noida

Under MeitY’s “Awareness Programme on Environmental Hazards of Electronic waste” MAIT organised a Training of Trainers Workshop during 16-18th Feb 2017 at NIESBUD, Noida to train representatives of NGOs, State Pollution Control Boards and IT Departments from the States of 10 cities. A total of 16 trainees participated in the event (Annexure I). The Workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Debashis Dutta, Sr. Director & Group Coordinator, MeitY, who highlighted the importance of creating awareness on e-Waste and the value which can be derived out of it. The trainers were trained by e-waste experts from Government as well as private sector to bring their knowledge level to latitude at which they can be torch bearers of the MeitY’s initiative. The trainees were imparted knowledge on topics such as e-Waste rules 2016, dismantling and recycling practices, challenges in e-Waste management, sustainable lifestyle and reduction of carbon footprint (More details available in Annexure II). The trainees were also taught to use the training manuals that MAIT has developed for conducting workshops and activities to train the stakeholders such as college-going students, resident welfare associations, informal sector, etc. In addition, a special session on using the website which is a central repository of all e-Waste related information was also organised. The website has an e-Waste collection centre locator, using which an individual can dispose e-Waste in an environmentally safe and sound manner. The session also covered providing hands-on training to use the greene mobile app, which is available for both Android and iOS.