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Technical advice on waste management livelihoods in tsunami affected areas of Nad Nias

Thu, L.N., Nair, J. and Anda, M. (2010) Technical advice on waste management livelihoods in tsunami affected areas of Nad Nias. In: Nair, J., Furedy, C., Hoysala, C. and Doelle, H., (eds.) Technologies and management for sustainable biosystems. Nova Science Publishers, Inc, pp. 209-217.


After almost three years after tsunami and earthquake in 2005 in Nias and Aceh, most rehabilitation efforts from international organizations are now addressing longer term economic development and livelihood improvements. As a part of UNDP project reference: RFP/UNDP/ERTP/013/2006 "Organisations/Firms to manage Tsunami Recovery Waste Management Program" (TRWMP), environmental experts from Murdoch University conducted a technical assessment for local NGOs to advise on waste management livelihood goals for the rehabilitation process. Pre-training visits in affected areas of Banda Aceh occurred in June 2007 to identify the potential project opportunities. The outcome of this mission was matched with local NGOs and community identification. These were 3 potential activities: biogas, coconut processing, and plastic recycling processing. The two-day training workshops for each of three mentioned activities were conducted in February 2008 for NGOs and community representatives. These workshops have provided information to beneficiaries and NGOs staff on specific technical details for sustainable waste management livelihood opportunities.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Environmental Technology Centre
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Inc
Copyright: © 2009 by Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
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