Background to the TRP+
1. The TRP+ is a further development of the earlier TRP released in 2002. Its purpose is to provide training support to anyone wishing to undertake teaching, workshops or other information exchange eg professional seminars. At the same time it contains valuable information for professionals and clients.
2. The TRP+ is designed as an interactive website that is co-hosted by partner institutions.
The website contains the central TRP+ manual, plus a host of supporting functions such as support material, networks and discussion forums.
3. The TRP+ manual is structured as a series of chapters on key stages of the hazardous waste management cycle, in particular: Context; Fundamentals; Prevention; Regulation; Management; Treatment
Some core subjects such as « community » could also be envisaged in view of their cross-cutting importance
Each chapter contains information and training aids to help in the communication of the key principles, in particular:
Introductory notes; handouts; ppt slides; photos and videos; project and discussion ideas; case studies; field visit points; workshop modules; references; technical annexes.
4. The TRP+ website hosts the TRP+ manual, but also contains general information for trainers on networks, training resources and opportunities, information systems on hazardous waste etc will be found in specific parts of the website. The TRP+ will thus constitute an international forum for all those interested in communicating and training on hazardous waste management.
5. Reviewers are invited to help by updating the old 2002 version of the TRP, suggesting modifications, providing additional material such as ppt presentations, videos, case studies etc, providing a summary of national regulations and case studies, and making links with other national and regional networks and training institutions.
6. Additional partners and sponsors are being invited to join ISWA and UNEP in this project. An important part of the TRP+ is to develop active networks of users, contributors and promoters. To this end a number of regional meetings are being organised, as announced in the Forum.