With the rate of discarded electronic waste increasing day by day, there is no proper disposal system being followed in our country. And this, leads to enormous amount of e waste.
Lack of awareness and information has been cited as the hurdle in developing a sound system for e-waste management. In this context, the Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA) with the support of Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) and National Green Corps (NGC) Thiruvananthapuram district, is organising an “ICT based Awareness and Action Workshop on Electronic Waste” on October 27 Saturday.
The workshop will get underway at 9.30 am at the Seminar hall of CISSA, USRA-55, Udarasiromani Road, Near Police Headquarters, Vellayambalam, Thiruvananthapuram.
The ICT based Awareness and Action Workshop on Electronic Waste will aim at creating an awareness on e-waste and e-waste management for school teachers, and will be held in 30 selected schools in Thiruvananthapuram Corporation as a pilot project. Most of the students and public are not aware of the health hazards due to improper handling of e waste.
The workshop will be inaugurated by K. M. Dharesan Unnithan, Director, Energy Management Centre, Govt. of Kerala. Dr. Kamalakshan Kokkal, Chief Scientist & Head, Coastal & Environment Division, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment (KSCSTE) & State Nodal Officer, NGC; will deliver the keynote address, while Dr. K. G. Ajitkumar, Senior Programme Officer, Kerala State Biodiversity Board will deliver the presidential address. Technical Sessions will be handled by S.S.Nageshkumar, Asst. Manager & State Nodal Officer-E- waste, Clean Kerala Company Limited; G.Pramod, Consultant, E- waste Management; and Jayakrishnan K. S, Project Manager, Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE).
The workshop would be for teachers from Govt HS, Sreekariyam; Govt HS, Kalady; St. Mary’s HSS, Pattom; Govt. V & HSS,Vattiyoorkavu; St. Gorethis HSS, Nalanchira; Fort Girl’s Mission HS, Fort; Govt. Girls HSS, Peroorkada; NSS HS, Palkulangara; Govt. Model HS for Girls, Pattom; Kendriya Vidyalaya- AFS Akkulam; Govt. Girls VHSS. Pettah; Carmel GHSS, Jagathy; St. John’s Model HSS, Nalanchira; St. Mary’s HSS, Vettucaud Beach; MGM Central Public School, Akkulam, Bypass Road; Kendriya Vidyalaya, Peroorkada; Christ Nagar English Medium HSS, Vellayambalam; KV , Pangode, Army Cantt, Thirumala; RKD NSS HSS, Sasthamangalam; NSS HS, Kesavadasapuram; Salvation Army HSS, Kowdiar; Govt. HSS for Boys Karamana; Govt. Girls HS Karamana; Govt. HS for Girls, Chalai; Govt. Model HSS for Boys, Chalai; Govt. HSS, Kamaleswaram; Govt. Model BHSS, Thycaud; Cotton Hill Govt HSS for Girl’s; Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vazhuthacaud; and Holy Angels Convent HSS, Vanchiyoor. CISSA, a multi-disciplinary organization with a think tank comprising scientists and professionals from all walks of life, is the headquarters of Regional Centre for Expertise (RCE), Thiruvananthapuram acknowledged by UN University.
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