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Ekonnect knowledge foundation offers short training programs (half day to two days) to sustainability policy makers practitioners and communicators.


Date: December 2021- January 2022

Supported by: HT Parekh Foundation

Thematics: Construction | Textiles | Packaging | Waste | Entrepreneurship | Business Planning

The Programme focused on three key Sectors: Construction, Textiles, and Packaging. WastEntrepreneurs was a platform designed for participants to interact with and learn from peers. Participants were given opportunities to Pitch projects to Program Partners and Industry Leaders. Mentors assisted them in refining business plans, and financial assistance was provided to certain projects for implementation and scaling up solutions.

Ekonnect signed MoUs with the winning teams to track progress and performance and provide customised mentoring for the top 3 winning applicants.

Circular Economy Masterclass for MSMEs

Date: May 2021

Organisations associated: Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre (MGTC) and Green Growth Solutions Asia (GGSA)

Participants: 45+ businesses

Participants’ Experience: 8.5/10

Thematics: Circular Economy | Life Cycle Thinking | Policymaking | Resilient Business Models

The week-long masterclass was designed to educate Malaysian SMEs on concepts related to the circular economy and help them build resilient businesses in a post-pandemic era.

Masterclass on Leveraging Circular Economy for small businesses in Malaysia post COVID-19 pandemic

Date: 22 - 29 March 2021

Learning Hours: 12.5

Location: Online webinar

Participants: 45+

Participant Feedback: 8.5/10

Ekonnect partnered with the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre (MGTC) and Green Growth Solutions Asia (GGSA) to organize a week-long Masterclass for educating Malaysian SMEs on concepts related to Circular Economy to help build resilient businesses in a post-pandemic era. Participants were taught by experts in the field of Circular Economy, Life Cycle Thinking, Business Models, and Policymaking in Malaysia. Next batch will be conducted between 24 - 31 May 2021.

E-learning Modules for Tata Power

Date:March 2021

Duration: 2 e-learning modules of 45 mins each

Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation developed e-learning modules on topics related to Environmental Governance and Waste Management for Tata Power employees across various facilities. The e-learning modules aimed at recognizing relevant legislations and ensure employee’s understanding of compliance. Each module contained a quiz, and the final e-learning modules were provided in a format compatible with the Learning Management System of the client.

Orientation Program on E-Waste Management and Handling Rules

Date: 9 – 10 February 2021

Learning Hours: 6

Location: Online webinar

Participants: 100

Participant Feedback: 8.2/10

Ekonnect provided support towards conducting a 2-day training program for Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board members to familiarize them with the e-waste management issues, solutions and the E-waste Management and Handling Rules 2016 published by the Government of India.

The 2020 SWITCH-Asia Leadership Academy on Communicating Circular Economy

Date:  14 - 18 December 2020

Learning Hours: 11

Location: Online webinar

Participants: 40

Participant Feedback: 8.2/10

Partners: SWITCH-Asia Regional Policy Advocacy Component, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand

The academy focused on Communication tools on Circular Economy to enhance behavioral changes of various sectors with emphasis on interdisciplinary, project-based and participatory approaches. The program covered important subjects like Evolution, Concepts and Policies in Circular Economy, Life Cycle Thinking, Communication, Behavioral change and Design for Sustainable Behavior, followed by examples of how Circular Economy is shaping policies in various countries across the globe. Participants from the public and private sectors of 15 different countries participated in the leadership academy.

Air Pollution data analytics to support monitoring activities in the HKH region

Date: 23-26 November 2020

Learning Hours: 9

Location: Online webinar

Participants: 41

Participant Feedback: 7.7/10

Ekonnect conducted a four-day virtual training program on air quality data analytics, in partnership with International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). The training program witnessed participation from government officials and researchers from three countries, namely Afghanistan, Bhutan, and Nepal. A total of 41 participants attended the training program. The training program comprised of eighteen (18) sessions, spanning over four days. The sessions incorporated a pedagogical mix of presentations, case studies, hands-on problem-solving using MS Excel, interactive quizzes, and real-time doubts sessions. The training program observed active participation from the attendees on practical problems associated with air quality data analysis and decision making.

Masterclass on Sustainable Packaging

Date: 29 September 2020 - 1 October 2020

Location: Online webinar

Participants: 16

Participant Feedback: 7.4/10

In partnership with Packaging 360 and Trayak, Ekonnect organized a virtual masterclass for packaging professionals, brand owners, researchers, and sustainability enthusiasts to impart knowledge on fundamentals of Sustainable Packaging and the application of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in the same.

Indian Railways Virtual Training Program on Environment and Sustainability

Date: 10 – 18 July 2020

Learning Hours: 12+ hours of online engagement and 30+ hours of offline engagement

Location: Online webinar

Participants: 61 (including 10 master trainers)

Participant Feedback: 8.8/10 

Ekonnect supported the capacity-building program for the Indian Railways officials to build their concepts and understanding of implementing environmental and sustainability-related practices and projects in their organization. The objective of this program was to empower current and future decision-makers of various Indian Railways Services to keep the environment and sustainability at the forefront of decision-making

51 participants across different tiers of officials from railways participated in the program. 10 faculties across 7 Central Training Institutes of Indian Railways also joined the program as future Master Trainers. A special orientation session was organized for them to take them through the capacity building program in detail and train them to deliver training on environment and sustainability in the context of Indian Railways.

Air Quality Modelling (BREEZE AERMOD)

Date: 24 – 25 September 2019

Learning Hours: 14+

Location: Mumbai, India

Participants: 9

Ekonnect conducted a two-day training program to familiarize participants with concepts of air quality management and offer hands-on training for using BREEZE AERMOD (software) along with various case studies used for modelling air quality in different scenarios.

Air Quality Data Analytics Training

Date: 8 -  9 August 2019

Learning Hours: 2-days

Location: Mumbai

Participants: 16 participants

Participant Feedback: 4.6/5

The topics covered during the program included data cleaning, data quality checks, time-series visualization, detection of short-term and long-term change and meteorological data analysis. Programme had practice sessions that followed the class-room sessions so that the participants performed the analysis and visualization immediately on real data with group discussions for interpretation. Participant category included regulators, researchers, academicians and consultants.

Air Quality Data Analytics

Date: May 2019, May 2018

Location: Mumbai

Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation conducted the first air quality data analytics course for three officials from Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) in a personalized close group setting. The participants were asked to bring data from the monitoring stations owned by RSPCB. Later the course is conducted every year on demand.


Date: May 2019

Location: Mumbai

Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation (EKF) conducted two training programmes on the subjects of Air Quality Data Analytics and Air Quality Modelling with BREEZE AERMOD in Mumbai. The programmes used hands on approach with case studies.

Clean Air and Sustainable Environment (CASE) Project Training Programme

Date: March 2019

Location: Mumbai

Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation conducted a five-day training programme for the officials of Department of Environment Bangladesh for  improving their capacity in Air pollution Management and get exposed to areas such as Common Environmental Infrastructure.

Air Quality Data Monitoring Training

Date: October 2017

Location: Mumbai

MPCB organized a two-day training programme for its Field Officers (FOs) targeting on AQM. The focus of the programme was on data analytics, air quality modelling and preparation of air quality management plans.

Environment Management Course

Date: 6th-10th Feb 2017

Location: Mumbai

Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation conducted a face to face course on environment management in collaboration with KJ Somaiya College of Science and commerce K J Somaiya College of Science and Commerce will develop and coordinate capacity building programs that will combine understanding the science, economics and policies for urban environment management through discussions, field visits, group activities and case studies for application of best practices with experts across the country

E- Learning

The Sustainability team at Aditya Birla Group (ABG) approached Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation (Ekonnect) for e-learning content on the subject of environmental awareness and environmental management.


Blended- Certificate Course on Biodiversity Impact Assessment and Management

Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation in partnership with BNHS launched a Certificate course on Biodiversity Impact Assessment and Management in 2014. The course structure included 6 weeks of e-learning and 2 weeks of fieldwork. Ekonnect provided the online e-learning platform. The platform was equipped with features such as webinars, discussion forum, live chats etc. The course was designed for practicing as well as aspiring EIA professionals who wish to specialize in Biodiversity-inclusive impact assessment .


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