International e-learning course on Green Productivity through Video conferencing held from 13-16 November, 2017 at Peshawar
National Productivity Organization has organized a 4 days International e-learning course on “Green productivity” from 13-16, November, 2017 at UET Peshawar. The course was organized through video conferencing in collaboration with Asian Productivity Organization, Japan. The course was attended by participants from seven countries i-e Pakistan, India, Iran, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mongolia and Sri Lanka. 34 Participants from various cities of Pakistan attended the course. The course was conducted by international resource speakers Mr. Kelvin Chen from Singapur and Mr. Yum from Japan.
Following contents were covered by the speakers during the course.
• Introduction to GP concepts and methodologies
• Tools and techniques to implement GP
• Case studies of GP implementation
• Sustaining GP implementation
• Integrating GP with other productivity
• Improvement initiatives
Vice Chancellor of University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Peshawar Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain was present in the closing session of the training program. In his speech he said that Green productivity is a dynamic strategy to harmonize economic growth and environmental protection for sustainable development. He said through this course it will offer small and medium businesses a way to achieve a competitive advantage by doing better with less. It is thus a practical strategy to increase productivity and protect the environment simultaneously.
CEO NPO Mr. Abdul Ghaffar Khattak was the chief guest at the closing ceremony. In his Closing remarks he emphasized that GP (Green Productivity) techniques will be used to bring about the changes that will result in better environmental performance and improved productivity. He shared that range from simple housekeeping techniques to designing "green" products. Some of the techniques used in GP include, good housekeeping, design change, process modification, waste and water management, pollution prevention. He assured that NPO is willing to give collective support to academia leading to new ideas meant for betterment.