Infrastructure Development

Investment in infrastructure development can boost the economic growth. Particularly, in disaster affected areas, the reconstruction of essential public infrastructure is an important ingredient for recovery, sustained economic growth and poverty reduction.

SANITATION , HYGIENE & SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

COURSE OVERVIEW

Proper management of solid waste is critical to the health and well-being of urban residents. In most developing cities, several tons of garbage is left uncollected on the streets each day, acting as a feeding ground for pests that spread disease, clogging drains and creating myriad of related health infrastructural problems. The urban poor- often residing in informal settlements with little or no access to solid waste collection and often in areas that are contagious with open dumps- are particularly vulnerable. While urban residents in developing countries produce less solid waste per capita than in high-income countries, the capacity of their cities to collect, process, dispose of, or re-use solid waste in a cost-efficient, safe manner is far more limited. Municipal SWM efforts often focus on expensive ‘end-of-pipe’ measures, those involving the collection and disposal of solid waste, yet many of the ‘best practices’ for SWM improvement are far from accessible and cost-effective opportunities involving waste reduction programs and recycling strategies. The implications of, and the problems of improper solid waste management also lends itself to sanitation problems.

In developing country cities, particularly in informal settlements and slums, sanitary and hygienic conditions stemming from the lack of adequate wastewater and human waste collection, treatment and/or disposal are dangerous and even life-threatening for the environmental health of urban residents and deteriorate the overall environmental quality of the urban area at large. While defining urban sanitation problems and devising their seemingly intuitive solutions maybe less problematic than in other sectors of urban development, the hurdles involved in their planning and the trade-offs implicit in their implementation challenge even the most able urban water and sanitation (W & S) authorities. Globally some 2.4 billion people do not have access to improved sanitation.  Every day as many as 30,000 people die from preventable water- and hygiene-related diseases. They affect at any given time almost half the urban population of developing countries.

Annually more than 2 million people die from diarrheal diseases. Many millions more are debilitated, preventing them from being fully productive members of society. In urban areas, due to high rates of growth and population densities, the individual impact of poor sanitation and water-related diseases, as well as the overall impact on society, is even greater. Children and the urban poor are especially vulnerable to the public health stemming from poor sanitation and water-related diseases. In view of all these constraints and its impact on health and sanitation and the environment, this cause will help amplify the strategies and structure policy frameworks to be instituted to effectively manage solid waste for future posterity.

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of the management of solid waste and the relationship to sustainable development.
  • Appreciate the principles of best practice with respect to solid waste management, and the relationship to the conservation of resources, and the risk of pollution.
  • Have the understanding of the national solid waste strategy and the principal legislative and fiscal controls related to waste management.
  • Appreciate the nature and scope of the waste management industry and understand the duties, responsibilities and powers of those involved in the management of wastes.
  • Understand the various sources of wastes, their nature and classification.
  • Understand the options available for the minimization, recovery, re-use, transport, treatment and disposal, and how these risks can be minimized.
  • Understand the connection and inter-relationship between waste and sanitation.
  • Understand sanitation planning
  • Understand the concept of general sanitation design systems
  • Understand how to set sanitation as a national priority.
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • This course is designed for anyone needing training on sustainable waste management. This includes waste producing businesses, planners, regulators and waste management industry personnel. The course will also be of interest to representatives of or staff of other local stakeholders, community groups, NGO’s and the private sector, including municipal sanitation and waste management directors and project officers.
WATER SUPPLY & SANITATION PLANNING MANAGEMENT

COURSE OVERVIEW

There are billions of people around the world without access to adequate water supply and basic sanitation which are fundamentals for an acceptable livelihood. Large numbers of the unaccounted, for these services, are living in peri-urban areas at the fringe of the city due to the rapid urbanisation in the developing world.

These areas have the characteristics of being inadequately integrated into the city with regard to social and institutional issues as well as for infrastructure services including water supply and sanitation systems. The aim of this course is to provide a framework for supporting the challenging task of planning for sustainable water supply and sanitation systems in these areas.

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

  • Water Management Issues
  • Community Water Management (Dams, Boreholes, Wells and Water Catchments)
  • Financing Water
  • Water Treatment
  • Surface and Groundwater management
  • Water Engineering
  • Regulation in water and Sanitation
  • Water Distribution Systems and Sustainability
  • Water Quality and Quality Testing
  • Social and Economic Aspects of Development
  • Communities and Development
  • Groundwater Development
  • Problem of Sanitation
  • Role of sanitary inspects
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • The course is meant for sector professionals, managers and planners working in the field of water, health, hygiene education and community development.
SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS ON HYDROPOWER PROJECTS

COURSE OVERVIEW

Leadership, Management, (People Skills),  Engineering, Construction, Financial, legal, & technical skills are central to the effective & successful completion of any project.

GMT realized the importance of training in order to ensure better completion rates in projects undertaken by  countries across  the region which will assist in growing the economies in Africa.

Reliance on Coal & Coal burning Power sources are no longer sustainable due to the negative environmental impact and costs involved in production of Power.

Natural Renewable Energy Sources are being used as alternatives to supplement the traditional  sources of Energy.

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

This two week training course will provide delegates experienced or in experienced in the Hydropower, Engineering & Construction Industry to be equipped with the tools necessary to ensure their effectiveness in procurement, project management & project Financing in ANY Sector. You will taken through basic foundational principles and procedures as well as an in depth discussions  and case studies. The prime objective of the course is to provide an in - depth look at the Social & Environmental Impacts that need to be addressed before, during & after the implementation of these Projects.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Leaders, Managers in the Engineering, Construction & Energy Industries, Procurement Managers, Accounts Managers, Project Managers those working in these fields.
ENGINEERING, PROCUREMENT & CONSTRUCTION (EPC) CONTRACTS MANAGEMENT WITH HYDROPOWER CONCEPTS

COURSE OVERVIEW

This 2 week training course comprehensively equips you with essential practical knowledge for you to make sure you negotiate the best possible terms for your EPC contracts. It cover the EPC contract life cycle, from concept to delivery and performance, advise you on where value is won and lost, how do you build a relationship with the vendors, what are your liabilities and indemnities, handle dispute resolution and manage claims. There will be interactive workshop scenarios where you can work out how to manage issues and perfect what to say to the public.

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

  • Get an appreciation of the various contracting strategies, including the advantages and disadvantages of different strategies
  • Understand the process for negotiating and entering into EPC contracts
  • Understand the key roles of the Owner and Contractor in the EPC environment, and the place of the Subcontractor
  • Understand the key risks attaching to design, procurement and construction
  • Gain skills in managing the design, procurement and engineering stages
  • Understand claims in the EPC environment: what claims are common, how claims are brought, and how to defend claims
  • Assess what makes a contract bankable and know the contract issues affecting financing
  • Learn effective EPC contract negotiation and administration strategies so you can ensure your project’s success

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Engineers
  • Contract Managers and Administrators
  • Contractors and Subcontractors
  • Procurement Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Architects
  • Surveyors
  • Technical Directors
  • Legal Counsel
  • Consultants and Lawyers 
RURAL ROAD DEVELOPMENT & MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT

COURSE OVERVIEW

The objective of the Rural Road Development & Maintenance Management is to assist the Governments in formulating and preparing a rural roads development project as a strategy to reduce poverty and enhance economic development in rural provinces by

  • improving critical national and provincial road links;
  • improving the management of the road network in rural areas through policy initiatives and institutional strengthening of national government agencies and
  • exploring new modalities and alternative funding sources for road rehabilitation and maintenance through public-private partnership. The Rural Road Development & Maintenance Management will comprise two parts.

PROGRAM KEY FEATURES:

  • Part 1, that will aim at formulating and preparing a rural roads development project
  • Part 2 will focus on the preparation of pilot-projects for public-private partnership in road rehabilitation and maintenance
  • The policy dialogue under the Project will cover the areas of road investment financing, local roads management policy framework, road classification, maintenance of national and local roads, enforcement of axle load regulations, road safety, strengthening of devolved road management activities, and increased private sector participation.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Rural communication & extension officer
  • Project managers
  • PRA/PLA facilitators
  • Officers managing project in rural communities
  • Donor agencies and parastatals
  • All other stakeholders involved in participatory planning & monitoring
STRATEGIC ROAD NETWORK AND MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT

OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE

The STRATEGIC ROAD NETWORK AND MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM has been providing continuing professional development for senior / executive professionals working in the road sector and, by so doing, contributed to the dissemination of knowledge and expertise and facilitated the implementation of modern approaches to the management and financing of road networks world-wide.

The Program, run by GLOBE MANAGEMENT TRAINING , consists of four linked, 5-day, intensive residential courses delivered by experts of international repute.

The program helps you to:

  • Learn about the latest developments in Commercialised Road Management, PPPs and Mega Projects, Road Sector Governance, Budgeting and Performance Based Contracts, Road Maintenance Management and International Road Safety
  • Participate in lively debates and discussions
  • Discover solutions to problems faced in your country
  • Network with like-minded senior road professionals from Cape Town - South Africa
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WHY ATTEND?

The courses have been specially designed to disseminate recent cutting edge advances in sustainable roads. The format of interactive plenary sessions, case studies, question and answer times and site visits will enable you to:

  • learn new concepts;
  • discuss pertinent issues;
  • interact and network with experts
  • identify solutions to problems faced in your country, and;
  • share experiences.