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Greening of TVET Institutions: A Case Study of the Eldoret National Polytechnic

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Greening of TVET Institutions: A Case Study of the Eldoret National Polytechnic
Case Study Session
Mr Martin Welinga, RCE North Rift
9th African Regional RCE Meeting
5-7 August, 2019, Luyengo, Eswatini

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Greening of TVET Institutions: A Case Study of the Eldoret National Polytechnic

  1. 1. The 9th African RCE Meeting Kwaluseni, Eswatini, 5th – 7th August 2019 Theme: Accelerating Progress Towards The Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals PROJECT TITLE: “Greening Of TVET Institutions: A Case Study Of The Eldoret National Polytechnic” RCE, North Rift, Kenya The Eldoret National Polytechnic(TENP)
  2. 2. PRESENTER Welinga A.M- M.Sc, Environmental Health A UNEVOC Africa Green Champion, Chairperson(TENP Green Committee), Organizing Secretary (RCE North Rift), Patron(TENP Green Club and a Trainer at TENP Mobile Number: +254724414162 E-mail Address: welingamartin@yahoo.com
  3. 3. To Develop Green Champions at TENP for Sustainable Development Goal
  4. 4. Specific Objectives  (1) Establish and Use Green Technology (GT) Communication Platform at TENP and TVET Institutions in Rift Valley  (2) Train at least three(3) Green Champions from each of the Departments at TENP and TVET Institutions in Rift Valley  (3) Establish E-waste Collection centre at TENP for N/Rift and Western Kenya  (3) Develop a greening programs for each of the Departments at TENP and TVET Institutions in Rift Valley  (4) Monitor, Evaluate and consolidate Greening activities for each of the Departments at TENP and TVET Institutions in Rift Valley
  5. 5. Capacity Development Activities  (1) Develop a greening Road Map for TENP.  (2) At least three(3) trained Green Champions from each of the Departments at TENP and each of the TVET Institutions in The Rift Valley Region in Kenya.  (3) Established collaborations on Greening with other institutions within Kenya and Beyond  (4) Developed training manual for each of the TVET institutions  (5) Creation and use of GT Communication Platform for sharing information done.  (6) Monitor, Evaluate and consolidate Greening activities for each of the TVET institutions in The Rift Valley Region
  6. 6. Overview of TENP  A premier TVET National Polytechnic in East and Central Africa established to by the government, under the Ministry of Education and managed by a Governing Council.  Caters for form four (4) school leavers who are either sponsored by industry or commerce or self sponsored.  Trainees undertake training programs in order to acquire relevant technical skills.  The training programs lead to professional (technician and technologist) qualifications.
  7. 7. Problem of TVET Institutions  As TVET institution, TENP plays an important role in making transitions to a low-carbon economy and climate-resilient society.  It is carried out through the traditional roles of TVET in preparing learners for the occupational fields and increasing their participation in the world of work.  These traditional roles are facing new expectations
  8. 8. Why Invest in Greening TVET  Greening TVET helps production to advance to more environmentally conscious practices;  A ‘green’ worker is a more employable worker; a ‘green’ workforce will enhance the profitability of the enterprise;  National governments need to seize the potential for job creation by providing skills needed in the new green sectors;
  9. 9. Why Invest in Greening TVET  Disadvantaged groups in the labour market (young people, women,  persons with disabilities, rural communities and other vulnerable groups) require targeted support to develop their potential knowledge and skills for green jobs.
  10. 10. The Eldoret National Polytechnic(TENP) Greening Institutional Framework ITEM Type of Framework Status 01 TENP Greening Road Map Approved by Chief Principal and in use. 02 TENP Green Champions Constituted by the 2 Africa Green Champions from TENP after holding a capacity building workshop for HoDs/HoSs and two(2) other staff members from each dpt. 03 TENP Green Committee The 48 TENP Green Champions identified from amongst themselves 6 members to constitute 8 TENP Green Committee (Inclusive of the 2 Africa Green Champions) and appointed/endorsed by Chief Principal.
  11. 11. The Eldoret National Polytechnic(TENP) Greening Institutional Framework ITE M Type of Framework Status 04 TENP Green Club Trainees identified during tree planting TENP activities with TENP Green committee chairperson as patron. 05 ISO:2008-2015 TENP is ISO:2008-2015 certified and has Environmental Sustainability as a procedure. 06 Deptal/Sectional Green committee Formed by the TENP Green Champions in their respective depts./sections. 07 Environmental Sustainability Self Audit (ESSA) An environmental audit report generated from environmental audit(EA) at the end of every financial year and a copy send to The National Environmental Management Authority(NEMA) as a statutory requirement on compliance to Environmental
  12. 12. The Eldoret National Polytechnic(TENP) Greening Institutional Framework ITEM Type of Framework Status 08 TENP Strategic Plan The reviewed strategic plan has given emphasis on Greening of TENP. 09 TENP Greening Organization Structure (Organogram Will arise from items 01,02,03,04,06 to enhance coordination and implementation of TENP Greening activities. All the internal TENP stakeholders will be brought on board on matters of Greening TENP.
  13. 13. ALGONQUIN/TENP STUDENTS’ ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY/GREENING MICRO-COMPETITION  Total number of Proposals= 27  Winning proposals=3  1. Water wastage reduction and water conservation,  2. Water waste reduction and conservation during distillation process in the chemical laboratories at the Eldoret and  3. Biogas digester: exploiting biomass potential in The Eldoret National Polytechnic for Renewable energy. The rest will get certificates
  14. 14.  A developed a greening Road Map for TENP.  18 TVET Institutions in the North Rift Region, more than twenty thousand(20,000) learners mostly youths reached while 60 green champions in the North Rift Region Trained and Empowered as Green Champions.  Establishment of green Clubs in the 18 TVET institutions in the North Rift and in the high schools ongoing.  TENP Green Club= Had Mr. & Miss TENP Environment with awards given by Algonquin Colleges(Trophies and Certs. Results Greening Of TVET Institutions/TENP That Are Accelerating Progress Towards The Achievement of SDGs
  15. 15. Results Greening Of TVET Institutions/TENP That Are Accelerating Progress Towards The Achievement of SDGs  Environmental Sustainability Micro Project Competition at TENP in place through established collaborations with Algonquin College, Canada  Adopt – a- River Initiative between TENP with NEMA on course,  E Waste project Launched at TENP for collection(9,000 tonnes since 20170 and Recycling in partnership with Safaricom and Waste, Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Centre  Develop training manual for each of the TVET institutions.  Creation and Use of GT Communication Platform for sharing information done.
  16. 16. Results Greening Of TVET Institutions/TENP That Are Accelerating Progress Towards The Achievement of SDGs  Monitor, Evaluate and consolidate Greening activities for each of the TVET institutions in The Rift Valley Region  Developed training manual for each of the TVET institutions  Create and Use of GT Communication Platform for sharing information.  Monitor, Evaluate and consolidate Greening activities for each of the TVET institutions in The Rift Valley Region
  17. 17.  Increased Green Champions in the Rift Valley TVET Institutions and Africa  Increased Environmental awareness on Sustainable Development in Rift Valley TVET institutions  Embedded Green Activities in TVET Institutions in Rift Valley Region  Creation of Green Jobs and Green Economy Impacts of Capacity Development of Green Champions In TVET Institutions/TENP That Are Accelerating Progress Towards The Achievement of SDGs
  18. 18.  Greening Of TVET Institutions and therefore TENP will help institutions create an institutional environment that makes it conducive for institutional stakeholders contribute to achieving the goals of the SDGs, namely:  SDG 4 (Quality Education through ESD framework);  SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and  SDG 8 (Decent work and Economic Growth). Impacts of Capacity Development of Green Champions In TVET Institutions/TENP That Are Accelerating Progress Towards The Achievement of SDGs
  19. 19. The Chief Principal Lead other Guests in Tree Planting In the Eldoret National Polytechnic
  20. 20. Adopting -A -River Project, students from different institutions Green Club led by Mr. Welinga Martin, Eldoret National Polytechnic Green Club patron
  21. 21. Damien Dunne from Algonquin college flanked by TENP green committee chairperson and member at the E Waste Collection Centre, TENP for the North Rift Region supported by Safaricom Kenya LTD.
  22. 22. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS  UNEVOC on Africa Green Champions- Greening of TVET Institutions in the Rift Valley region, Kenya,  National Environmental Management Authority(NEMA) Adopt-A – River project on Education for Sustainable Development(ESD),  Algonquin College from Canada, Kenya Education For Employment Program(KEFEP) and TENP- On current TENP Green club Environmental Sustainability/Greening Students’ Micro-project competition,  RCE North Rift- An advocacy platform for TENP expressing issues of ESD and Environmental Sustainability/Gr
  23. 23. What does it mean for TENP to Go GREEN? Generate less waste Recycle everything that cannot be reused Educate the community on eco-friendly options Evaluate the environmental impacts of actions Nourish discussions and activities that integrate environmental education into existing TVET curriculum
  24. 24. THANK YOU

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