November 28, 2011

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ), will conduct a two-week training program on Green Economy from December 5-16 for government officials and university faculty selected by the National Development Planning Agency of Indonesia (BAPPENAS). Twenty-five participants from Indonesia will attend the tailor-made non-degree program entitled “Training of Trainers on Green Economy”. The course is particularly relevant in view of next year’s Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development with its main theme on green economy in the context of sustainable development and capacity development for institutional growth.

The program is under the Professional Human Resource Development Project, Phase III (PHRDP-III) funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as part of a Japanese ODA Loan signed by the governments of Indonesia and Japan in 2006. TUJ recently completed a short-term non-degree program for BAPPENAS titled “Staff Enhancement” which centered on educating trainees in fields such as biodiversity conservation, waste management, and urban planning.

The Green Economy course will cover a range of subjects to enhance participants’ knowledge and expertise enabling them to issue recommendations and formulate appropriate guidelines concerning Green Economy initiatives and training programs in Indonesia. The current program schedule includes on-site visits to locations such as the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) Tsukuba, Minato Incineration Plant, Minato Recycling Facility, and Kawasaki Eco-Town. TUJ will be supported in this program by NIES, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Environmental Research Institute (ERI), and the City of Kawasaki.

Planned topics include:

  • Japan and International Green Economy Perspectives/li>
  • Energy Scenario
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Waste Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Planning
  • Public-Private Collaboration to Promote Green Economy

The TUJ Corporate Education Program offers tailor-made training programs to companies and organizations of various sizes, with more than 1,000 corporate employees attending training sessions each year. The repeat selection of TUJ by BAPPENAS highlights TUJ’s capabilities to offer quality programs and flexibility to customize contents meeting client needs. TUJ plans to further develop the number of training programs it offers to governmental organizations of foreign countries.