The Second Children’s Waste Management International Conference is held in Baku

November 15-17, 2013

 

The Second Children’s Waste Management International Conference was launched following the Heydar Aliyev Foundation’s initiative, November 15th, in Qala Settlement, under the slogan “Reuse. Reduce. Recycle.”, within the enlightenment program of the project “Clean Qala” being implemented by “Clean City” OJSC.

 

The 15th of November is the Day of Wastes Sorting.

 

Along with children from Azerbaijan, the event is attended also by schoolchildren from Georgia, Russia, Turkey, Belarus, Ukraine and Uzbekistan that take an interest in ecology and environment.

 

The objective of holding this three-day conference is to ensure children’s participation in protection of the environment, teaching them the correct waste sorting methods, sorting of domestic  wastes, holding discussions on the subjects of economical use of natural resources, and, thus, increasing their awareness.

 

Alternative education methods are also used at the international conference. Sessions and panel discussions of the conference are completely organized by children. Discussion type workshops are held by specialists of “Clean City” OJSC and independent experts.

 

Within the framework of the conference, the participants visited the Solid Wastes Sorting Factory and Solid Wastes Incineration Factory operating in Balakhany settlement in order to acquaint themselves with the process of waste management. Here, the participants were shown presentations and video materials about the factories’ operation.

 

Within the framework of the event, the young participants  visited the Heydar Aliyev Centre, and acquainted themselves with the culture and history of Azerbaijan.

 

The event ended on November 17 at Excelsior Hotel.

 

Here, the young participants shared with each other the presentations they had prepared during 3 days, and their knowledge in the sphere of waste management and, generally, environment issues. At the end, all participants were presented diplomas and souvenirs.

 

“EkoSfera” Public Union has provided organizational support to the holding of the conference.

 

The First Children’s Waste Management International Conference was held  in 15-16 November 2012 in Qala settlement. 



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