Environmental Management Training

Cadmus is the lead trainer for the Sound Design Capacity-building for Partners and Programs (ENCAP) (see www.encapafrica.org) of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Our five-day environmental assessment and environmentally sound design and management (EA/ESD) training course has been offered more than 30 times since 1995. It emphasizes building the capacity of partners to integrate environmental review into the project cycle and to incorporate environmentally sound design and management best practices into project design and implementation. The course has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, and French and has been delivered in Arabic.

Cadmus also develops and facilitates courses like Improving SME performance with Cleaner Production (CP), and Pesticide Evaluation Reports and Safer Use Action Plans (PERSUAPs). The former focuses on CP as a process for increasing enterprise efficiency and for facilitating adoption of voluntary trade standards (e.g. EurepGAP, FairTrade). (More information on the course and the course materials can be found at http://www.encapafrica.org/SME-CPhomepage.htm).

Developed in 2005, the four-day PERSUAP course covers integrated pest management, integrated management of vectors of human and animal diseases, pesticide hazards, safety measures, toxicology, environmental fate for pesticides, and the regulation and disposal of pesticides. This course has been offered throughout the world, most recently in Jordan.

We also provide environmental management training to the private sector. For example, we developed and delivered training to senior mining executives in North and South America, Southern Africa, Western Australia, Eastern Australia, and Europe on their company’s policy for outreach to local communities. We also led the development and implementation of a senior-level environmental management training program for an oil company in the Middle East. The workshops aimed to facilitate the establishment of environmental goals and objectives for all major business units and served to brief the company’s most senior managers on environmental management.