Sector Specific
Leadership Programme for Sustainable Waste Management
5 Weeks
Start Date
July 30

Globally, the waste management industry is increasingly moving towards a circular economy and managing waste innovatively to reduce negative impacts on public and environmental health. However, in Nigeria, there is a dearth of professional training programmes on sustainable and innovative waste management to facilitate the growth of the industry.

The ‘Leadership Programme for Sustainable Waste Management’ is a capacity-building programme that advances leadership development and trains young leaders on innovative and sustainable methods of waste collection, removal, processing, recycling and disposal. The certificate programme is also geared towards providing technical advice, business skills training, deepening the understanding of sustainability concepts. In all, the programme is geared towards improving the operational and financial viability of waste management businesses.


Key Learning Outcomes


  • Understand key concepts and principles of sustainable waste management and what circular economy means for businesses in emerging and developing economies.
  • Gain knowledge of relevant regulations/legislation, standard procedures, best practices, ethical and social aspects of waste management in Nigeria.
  • Apply business and leadership skills to effectively manage finance, technology and human resources in waste management.
  • Examine the complex nature of waste generation, treatment, disposal and monitoring within the value chain.







Target Audience

This programme will benefit:

  • Entrepreneurs and employees of waste management companies
  • Employees of waste handling departments in business organisations, government departments and nonprofit organisations
  • Planners dealing with designing and operating waste systems
  • Sustainability (E&S/CSR) and Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) professionals



  • Professor Chris Ogbechie
  • Dr Ijeoma Nwagwu

A very rich and rewarding experience comparable to the best practices. A rich program both in theory and in case studies. Very high level faculty with relevant industry experience.”

Upcoming Sessions


Contact Us
  • We invite you to apply for the program by filling the application form above and submitting the following documents requested or before  July 16th, 2021. Please send the following documents to Sustainability Centre Admin  (
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Valid means of identification (Drivers License, International Passport, National ID/Slip, Voters Card)
    3. A passport photograph (scanned)
    Please let us know if you require clarification on any part of the application by sending an email to Sustainability Centre Admin  (   or Theresa Akoveso (  +234 703 230 1013).
  • The Programme Team will get in touch with you as soon as your application is received.  

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