Invitation to a Training Program for Leaders in Local Communities

25 Oct 2019 -

On behalf of Let’s Do It Foundation with whom the Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2016, the International Solid Waste Association would like to invite you a Training Program for Leaders in Local Communities taking place on 22-23 January 2020 in Tallinn, Estonia, a capacity building for sustainable waste management based on the principles of Keep It Clean Plan


This program is for change agents who are ready to make the first step towards transforming their communities waste free. We are looking for community leaders, who already have some experience in community engagement and who now want to dive deeper into better waste and resource management and how to make that happen.

Let’s Do It Foundation is proud to present the first Capacity Building Leadership Program in partnership with internationally acclaimed researcher, consultant and technical expert in zero waste solutions, Enzo Favoino.

This will be a 2-day pilot course, after which you have acquired:

  • technical waste management knowledge and know key solutions for developing communities;
  • a framework to improve your internal and external communications and messaging supporting your mission;
  • basic skills how to assess the needs for your team and stakeholder engagement;
  • a checklist to get started: problem tree and waste audit;
  • a basic understanding for being an ambassador and  spreading the knowledge and skills yourself. 

The places for the program are limited to 25 organisations with at least two decision-makers from the team present. During the program, each team will create their own action plan guided by trainers, the framework and the toolkit.

The course will be followed by personalised mentoring sessions and webinars, so that participants can take the acquired skills on a practical level and receive feedback and advice from the trainers for tackling early steps of implementation and make it all work.

Can I apply?

  • You have previous leadership experience as a Manager, Team leader or Project leader
  • You have a senior position within the organisation where you’re working closely with the local community leadership
  • You have a good working knowledge of both written and spoken English
  • You are a citizen of a developing country (according to the OECD)


The application deadline is 1 November. When selected, you will receive all necessary confirmations from the organisers for travel arrangements within the first week of November. The training will be free of charge. Travel to and from and accommodation in Tallinn should be covered by the participants.



>>> Apply here


Estonian Development Cooperation Program offers a scholarship opportunity for an applicant for the Capacity Building Leadership Program


As part of an international aid program for developing countries, Let’s Do It Foundation has received a grant from Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support covering costs at the Capacity Building Leadership Program for a citizen of a developing country (see OECD ODA recipient country list).


The elected participant will be granted a full scholarship to cover their travel costs to Tallinn, Estonia and the accommodation and food during the training.


How to apply?


All applicants from target countries applying for the Training Program are automatically considered for the scholarship. Thus, there is no separate application process and deadline for the scholarship and in order to be considered for the stipend you should follow the regular application process. Scholarship is allocated to the best applicant based on information provided at admission.

See more info about the program and how to apply.


Let’s Do It Foundation has received a grant from Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to introduce and implement the Keep It Clean Plan through a non-formal educational programme. The funding is part of an international aid programme for developing countries.








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