The Second Sub-Regional workshop on Preparation of Status Report and Sub-regional Road map for Implementing the Global Waste Management Goals toward Addressing SDGs in South Asia

The Second Sub-Regional workshop on Preparation of Status Report and Sub-regional Road map for Implementing the Global Waste Management Goals toward Addressing SDGs in South Asia

Second Sub-Regional workshop on Preparation of Status Report and Sub-regional Road map for Implementing the Global Waste Management Goals toward Addressing SDGs in South Asia was jointly organized by CCET, SACEP, Government of Bangladesh, UNEP, and the Ministry of Environment, Japan on 15-17 July in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Abas Basir, Director General of SACEP and Kazunobu Onogawa, Director of CCET, with the presence of special guests, Mr. Md. Shahab Uddin, Honorable Minister, Mrs. Habibun Nahar, MP, Honorable Deputy Minister, Mr. Abdullah Mohsin Chowdhury, Secretary, and Dr. S. M Munzurul Hannan Khan, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of Bangladesh.

The workshop was organized as a sequel to the preceding workshop organized in March 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal, and was aimed at forging consensus on thematic issues towards development sub-regional roadmap, while inviting country inputs to the draft report on the state of waste management in South Asia Sub-region. Six thematic sessions were organized during the first two days, including organic waste management, management of plastic waste and marine plastic pollution, financing and institutional building, waste separation at source, elimination of open dumping and open burning, and holistic waste management and integration of 3Rs. Each session was initiated by a keynote presentation, and followed by country presentations to allow for in-depth discussion from sub-regional perspective while capturing diverse and unique national interests and concerns. At the final session, policy directions emerged in each sessions were re-discussed, re-confirmed and refined into a draft outline of the sub-regional roadmap. The outline is expected to be further developed into a draft roadmap for further discussion.

On the third day, a technical visit to Narayanganj Compost Plant (Panchaboti, Narayanganj) was conducted as an example of organic waste management through public-private-community partnership.

Date/Time
15-17 July 2019
Venue

Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Supporters

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of Bangladesh

Ministry of Environment, Japan (MOEJ)

Languages
English
Capacity
30
Schedule

Day 1: 15 July 2019

Time Programme
08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:30

Inaugural Session

 

Welcome Address

Dr.Abas Basir, Director General, South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP)

 

Keynote Address

Mr. Kazunobu Onogawa, Director, The IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET)

 

Address by the Special Guest

Mr. Abdullah Mohsin Chowdhury, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of Bangladesh

 

Address by the Special Guest

Mrs. Habibun Nahar, MP, Honourable Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of Bangladesh

 

Address by the Chief Guest

Mr. Md. Shahab Uddin, Honourable Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of Bangladesh

 

Address by the Chair-person

Dr. S. M Munzurul Hannan Khan, Additional Secretary (Environment), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of Bangladesh

10:30 – 11:00    Photo Session and Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 – 12:30

Outcomes of the 1st Workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal and Introduction to the 2nd Workshop

Dr. Premakumara Jagath Dickella Gamaralalage, Senior Researcher/Programme Manager, CCET

  Thematic session 1 – Organic waste management (including food waste)
 

IRRC Lessons Learned: Contribution to Urban Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy and Sustainability in the Asia Pacific Region

Mr. Iftekhar Enayetullah, Waste Concern, Bangladesh

Demonstration of Co-treatment of Faecal Sludge and Solid Waste Facility in Kushtia Municipality

Mr. Ranver Ahmed, Town Planner, Kushtia Municipality, Kushtia, Bangladesh

 

Solid Waste Management in Bangladesh (focusing on organic waste management): Current situation, policy and practices

Ms. Keya Khan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bangladesh

Status of Organic Waste (Food Waste) Management in Sri Lanka

Ms. Hasini Prabodha Jasin Arachchige, Development Officer, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Sri Lanka

 

Discussion 

Facilitated by Mr. Kazunobu Onogawa, Director, CCET

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00 Thematic session 2: Plastic waste management and marine plastic pollution in South Asia
 

Plastic Waste and Marine Plastic Pollution in South Asia

Mr. Choudhury Rudra Charan Mohanty, Environment Programme Coordinator, United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)

 

Plastic Waste Management and Marine Plastic Pollution in South Asia

Mr. Amardeep Raju, Scientist 'D', HSMD, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, India

Plastic and Marine Pollution

Ms. Aishath Rashfa, Assistant Director, Ministry of Environment, Maldives

 

Discussion

Facilitated by Dr. Premakumara, CCET

15:00 - 15:30 Tea Break
15:30 – 17:00 Thematic session 3 – Financing and institutional building for waste management
 

Financing Options for Solid Waste Management

Mr. Sanjay Srivastava, Program Leader, The World Bank


Financing and institutional building for waste management by JICA

Mr. Mitomori Kohji, Senior Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

 

Regulatory, Institutional and Financial Framework of Waste Management in Nepal

Ms. Anuradha Gyawali, Section Officer/Chemist, Environment Standard and Monitoring Section, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Nepal
 

 

Discussion  

Facilitate by Dr.Abas Basir, SACEP

Day 2: 16 July 2019

Time Programme
09:00 - 10:30

Thematic session 4 – Waste Separation at Source

 

Waste Separation at Source: Experience of Indore, India

Prof. Sadhan Kumar Ghosh, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India and  President, International Society of Waste Management, Air And Water (ISWMAW)

 

Waste Segregation/Separation at Source

Ms. Pem Zam, Program Analyst Officer, Infection Control and Medical Waste Management Program, 
Health care and Diagnostic Division, Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, Bhutan

Waste Separation in Sri Lanka

Mr. P. W. Siriwardena, Environmental Officer, Central Environmental Authority, Sri Lanka

Waste Management in Japan

Mr. Kazunobu Onogawa, CCET

 

Discussion

Facilitated by Prof. Sadhan Kumar Ghosh, Jadavpur University

10:30 – 11:00    Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 – 12:30

Thematic session 5 - Open Burning and Open Disposal

 

Open Burning and Open Dumping: State and Multi-dimensional Impacts in South Asia Sub-region

Mr. Ran Yagasa, Researcher, CCET

 

Stop Open Burning and Open Disposal

Mr. Hamidullah Nikzad, Environmental Planning Expert, National Environmental Protection Agency, Afghanistan

 

Discussion

Facilitated by Mr. Md. Ziaul Haque, Director, Department of Enivornment, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bangladesh

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00 Thematic session 6 – Holistic waste management/ integration of 3Rs 
 

Moving from waste management to resource management - National and local waste management strategies in developing countries

Dr. Premakumara, CCET

 

Holistic Waste Management/ Integration of 3Rs

Ms. Ugyen Tshomo, Assistant Environment Officer    Waste Management Division, The National Environment Commission Secretariat, Bhutan

Holistic Approach to Waste Management

Ms. Aishath Rashfa, Assistant Director, Ministry of Environment, Maldives

 

Discussion 

Facilitated by Prof. Sadhan Kumar Ghosh, Jadavpur University

15:00 - 15:30 Tea Break
15:30 – 17:00 Thematic session 7 – a sub-regional cooperation/ monitoring and voluntary reporting mechanism
 

Discussion    Facilitate by Mr. Onogawa, CCET

17:00 - 17:30

Closing Session

 

Summary and Way Forward

Mr. Kazunobu Onogawa, CCET

Dr. Abas Basir, SACEP

Day 3: 17 July 2019

Time Programme
09:30 - 15:30 Site Visit
 

Activities and Operating Procedure of Narayanganj Compost Plant

Md. Abul Kalam Azad, Director and Project Director, Programmatic CDM Project, Department of Environment
 

Photos
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