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The 3R Knowledge Hub has three major functions:

1. Create, collect and capture 3R knowledge

  • Identify need of information and related services in DMC and search existing information on 3R knowledge and relevant entities, seek collaboration with other hubs, and identify areas and/or sectors of which 3RKH would focus on and set priorities depending on capacity of the team
  • Collect information on 3R knowledge in DMC focusing on good practices in relation to technology, policy, laws, regulation, and management
  • Conduct research to develop knowledge product and/or 3R practical programmes based on collected information to fulfill DMC practical needs
  • Produce 3R knowledge packages in both soft and hard copies such as training materials, knowledge booklets that could be given or distributed widely

2. Storage and retrieval of 3R knowledge

  • Prepare hardware and software used for storage and retrieval based on existing facilities at 3R Knowledge Hub
  • Develop and update meta-database, carry out material input and populating content for 3RKH  website

3. Share, enrich, and disseminate 3R knowledge

  • Update 3RKH website regularly, linking 3RKH website to other knowledge hubs
  • Share and disseminate 3R knowledge products (website, knowledge booklet, etc.)
  • Organize workshops, meetings to share, enrich, and disseminate 3R knowledge in the region

The scope of work for 3RKH based on the above three functions will include, but not be limited to:

1. Undertake research and disseminate new concepts on 3R to ADB’s DMC, and other interested stakeholders within the region,
2. Facilitate the sharing of development related topics and collaborate with development actors and stakeholders in providing new and constantly updated content on 3R to the DMC and the region as a whole,
3. Build research capacity to create knowledge in the area of 3R,
4. Liaise with academic, research, and relevant scientific and technical institutions, private sector, civil society, and
5. Deliver specific knowledge outputs on 3R to satisfy DMC and other stakeholder needs (e.g., periodicals, website with links and updated information, workshops, and training courses).


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Experts in different areas of waste management can register on the 3RKH website. Their profiles, academic qualifications, areas of expertise and fields of work will be visible to the users. If any user has a query regarding a particular topic under any of themes, he can post a query to the expert who has expertise in that field. The user will post a query and the expert will be notified to answer the same within a specific date and time.

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