German Interns Support ProCEEd in Waste Management

The ProCEEd team has grown lately. Lissa Peters and Charlotte Bieger have been supporting the Lao-German team since early September 2014. They are complementing the project’s environmental communication and education work by designing elements for media and communication interventions that aim to improve the solid waste management in Vientiane. Their three-month internship is part of the ASA Program, a German work and study initiative in international development cooperation for highly qualified students and young professionals.


Lissa is currently in her last semester of a Master’s program on Sustainable Urban Technologies at the University of Essen. She has worked in urban waste management before, when she completed an internship at a research institute in Bremen. “I find the topic very interesting, because solid waste is commonly underrated. It is actually such a valuable resource, which can be used to generate income, produce energy and as a base for new products”, says Lissa. Solid waste management was part of her Bachelor studies in Environmental Engineering. “In fact, there will always be solid waste to deal with. So let’s do it now rather than later”, is therefore Lissa’s motto. She is responsible for the internship project’s technical content and essential research.


Charlotte holds a Diploma in TV Journalism and a Bachelor’s degree in German and English language studies. For the past four years, she has worked at a company for renewable energies, where she completed a traineeship in the communications department. “Working in communications in Southeast Asia is very exciting for me”, states Charlotte. “The way how information and knowledge is disseminated and appreciated by the public in Laos is completely different from what I have experienced in Europe. This makes the campaign an interesting challenge.” Charlotte is in charge of designing how the technical recommendations are communicated and takes care of creating all media tools.


Lissa and Charlotte already completed the first steps of their project. By now, they have met relevant stakeholders working in Vientiane’s waste management sector. Additionally, they conducted a survey at DEQP. They analyzed the behavior and knowledge of the campaign’s primary target group – the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) itself. The next step will be to organize a workshop and to create information material that can be distributed through the Internet and conventional media and communication channels.


By the end of their internship in late November, Lissa and Charlotte plan to have completed their project at MoNRE. Further target groups will be defined in cooperation with MoNRE and will be addressed by DEQP staff after Lissa and Charlotte have finished their internship. This approach emphasizes the sustainable and cooperative nature of the internship project, which is characteristic for all ProCEEd activities.



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