Training Programme on

Resource Efficiency & Cleaner Production – 2023

According to UNIDO Methodology


Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) is a proactive, systematic, and integrated approach used at the corporate level to enhance resource usage, lessen environmental pollution, and support sustainable industrial growth. RECP can be used to improve any industrial process, products, and services offered to society. It highlights the options that can be adopted efficiently avoiding end-of-pipe treatments for material, chemical and water.

RECP practices help industries to achieve profits while reducing the impact to the environment. RECP tool helps to identify gaps in the processes and generate options for the mindful use of resources and minimize waste. In addition, it encourages innovations that can convert waste into profits. Since this tool is well-used for a long period of time, industries have understood the value of practicing the tool to achieve profits while highlighting their commitment to sustainability. A trained RECP technologist can identify more options that can boost sustainability inside the company.

Role of NCPC, Sri Lanka in RECP activities in last decades

Our centre is originally established to promote cleaner production concept, almost two decades ago in 2002 by UNIDO under the Ministry of Industries. It is established as another cleaner production centre of the cluster of centres all around the globe. For almost 20 years, NCPC Sri Lanka was in the operation to promote and apply RECP into the industries and has obtained much more experience. All the RECP applications were turned into success stories due to the commitment of the expert staff of NCPC, Sri Lanka, their knowledge, effective use of the tool, and capability in implementation.

During the whole period of 20 years, NCPC Sri Lanka was competent for the successful completion of over 400 RECP assessments. When considering the resource-saving data since 2017, NCPC Sri Lanka was the proud contributor and consultation partner in saving more than 68680 GJ of energy, 87903 m3 of water and 4027 tCO2eq carbon emission reduction. Moreover NCPC, Sri Lanka has extended its consultation on RECP for Pakistan and Bangladesh organizations and has gained much more reputation and experience.

Considering all the evidences, it is important for all individuals who are interested in RECP to gain knowledge and practical experiences from the one and only matured sector expertise none other than NCPC, Sri Lanka.


  • To develop capacity in individuals on the practical application of Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP) with the aid of experience of Sri Lankan and international experts and live examples.
  • To develop the capacity in individuals to conduct comprehensive Cleaner Production Assessments.
  • Enterprises can develop the organizational capacity by training their personnel to use CP as a tool to conduct comprehensive CP assessments in respective organizations in a cost-effective manner.


This virtual course is designed to cover 20 hours of technical sessions on the 30th, and 31st of March and the 03rd, 06th, and 07th of April 2023 from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. These 20 hours consist of theoretical sessions, group activities, exercises, local and international success stories, and quizzes which are designed to ensure precise dissemination and understanding of the key principles of RECP and its’ practical exposures.

Course Content can be listed as follows;

  • Concept and UNIDO methodology of RECP
  • Practical experience in RECP implementation – material, water, and energy management
  • Feasibility Evaluation of RECP solutions and costing
  • Global RECP Experience by Asia and Europe international sector expertise
All the elements in the content is aligned to achieve the premier objective of the course; “Developing capacity in individuals on practical application of Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP) with the aid of experience of Sri Lankan and international experts and live examples”.

Course Content

Introduction to the concept of Cleaner Production and UNIDO Cleaner Production Assessment Methodology.

Step 01: Getting started a Cleaner Production Assessment

Step 02: Analyzing Process Steps
(a) Qualitative Analysis
(b) Quantification of resource flows – Data Collection, in-situ measurements, material balance
(c) Evaluation of total loss of economic wastes
(d) Assessing Cleaner Production Energy Efficiency Assessment

Step 03: Generation of CP options
(a) Waste causes & CP Techniques
(b) Brainstorming as a technique for Cause analysis and CP Options generation

Step 04: Selecting CP Options
Screening and Feasibility analysis of CP options

Step 05, 06: Implementation and Sustaining CP
Industry Visit
Report preparation and Presentation
Practical experience in RECP implementation – material, water, and energy management (with more than 20 examples for each)

Performance Evaluation
Performance of the participants will be evaluated continuously with attendance and assignments.

A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.


  • Production, maintenance, and sustainability team members of industrial and service organizations
  • Academic and Research professionals
  • Public sector officials supporting industrial and environmental developments

Fulfilment of a requirement of ISO 17024:2012

NCPC, Sri Lanka operates a Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB Accredited) Certification Scheme for certifying persons under ISO/IEC 17024 Standards – General Requirements for operating Certification Systems of Persons

To become certified persons under ISO/IEC 17024 Standard as a Consultant in Cleaner Production, following a training programme on “Consultant Development in Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production is a requirement. This Consultant Development Training Programme will allow you to partially fulfill the eligibility requirements to be certified as a Consultant in Cleaner Production.

How to enroll?

Total fee

The fee for the participants will be LKR 24,500/ 80 USD per person inclusive of e-course materials, and certificate.

Application Form

Duly completed applications forms should be emailed to or Application form- Click here

For more information kindly contact Ms. Shammi Hettiarachchi or Ms. Nadeeshani Fernando, +94 76310046