Third Sub-Regional workshop on Preparation of status Report and sub-regional Roadmap for Implementing the Global Waste Management Goals toward Addressing SDGs in South Asia

Third Sub-Regional workshop on Preparation of status Report and sub-regional Roadmap for Implementing the Global Waste Management Goals toward Addressing SDGs in South Asia

Third Sub-Regional workshop on Preparation of status Report and sub-regional Roadmap for Implementing the Global Waste Management Goals toward Addressing SDGs in South Asia was jointly organized by CCET, SACEP, UNEP-IETC on 16-17 September 2019 at Colombo Sri Lanka, in collaboration with Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Government of Sri Lanka, and Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ). The event was organized in sequel to the two preceding sub-regional workshops in Kathmandu, Nepal (25-26 March 2019) and Dhaka, Bangladesh (15-17 July 2019), and in entirety, aimed at identifying the current state, discussing priorities, and forging agreement on the key strategic actions for sustainable waste management in the sub-region.

Sustainable waste and resource management based on the waste hierarchy and 3R principles (reduce, reuse and recycle) is increasingly gaining local, national and international attention as one of the key drivers for achieving both the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and commitments under Paris Agreement, including Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). In this regards, IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) and the South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) have been collaborating with the governments of South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) and other regional stakeholders towards the development of a Report on the current state of waste management as well as a Sub-Regional Roadmap which would communicate the regional voice, enhance regional cooperation and guide the implementation towards sustainable waste and resource management.

News Coverage: Daily News Online Edition (Tuesday, September 17, 2019)

Date/Time
16-17 September 2019
Venue

The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Organizers

South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP)
The IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies
United Nations Environment Programme – International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC)

Languages
English
Capacity
30
Schedule

Day 1 [16 September 2019]

Time Programme
09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-09:45 Introduction to the workshop
09:45 – 10:30

Key Note: Importance of Roadmap moving from waste management towards circular economy incorporating Polluter Pay Principle and Extended Producer Responsibility

Prof. Sadhan Kumar Ghosh, Professor & Former Head, Mechanical Engineering Department
Coordinator, Centre for Quality Management System, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

10:30 – 11:00

Reporting the progress of the last workshop in Bangladesh and introduction/ outline to the Roadmap

Mr. Kazunou Onogawa, CCET
Dr. Premakumara Jagath Dickella Gamaralalage, CCET

11:00 – 11:30 Session 1 - Inaugural Session
 

Welcome address

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

 

Key note address

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

 

Address by the Guest of Honor

Hon. Ajith Mannapperuma
State Minister, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Government of Sri Lanka.

 

Address by the host country

Mr. Anura Dissanayake,
Secretary, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Government of Sri Lanka

11:30 – 12:00 Photo Session and Coffee/ Tea Break
12:00 – 13:00

Session 2 – Country Feedback to the Roadmap

 

Deliberation of comments from country representatives

Facilitator - Dr. Abas Basir , Director General, SACEP

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:15 Session 3 – Country feedbacks to the Roadmap/ Discussions and Consensus building on the revisions to the Roadmap
 

Deliberation of comments from country representatives

Facilitators - Mr. Kazunou Onogawa, CCET and
Dr. Premakumara Jagath Dickella Gamaralalage, CCET

15:45 – 17:00 Session 4 – Discussions on how to establish an effective mechanism for Implementation, and Monitoring the progress of Roadmap
 

Deliberation of comments from country representatives

Facilitators - Mr. Kazunobu Onogawa, Director, CCET,
Dr.Abas Basir , SACEP, and
Prof. Sadhan Kumar Ghosh, Jadavpur University

17:00 – 17:15 Review the day 1 and conclusion

Day 2 [17 September 2019]

Time Programme
09:00 – 12:00 Session 1 – Discussion and Finalisation of Status Report of Waste Management in South Asia
09:00 – 09:45

Summery of Report on the State of Waste Management in South Asia

Mr. Ran Yagasa, Policy Researcher, CCET

09:45 – 10:30

Key Note: Importance of national data management on waste and experience of the application of Swachh Bharat Mission in India in gathering data from cities (data types, procedure and management)

Prof. Sadhan Kumar Ghosh, Professor & Former Head, Mechanical Engineering Department
Coordinator, Centre for Quality Management System, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

10:30 – 12:00

Deliberation of comments from country representatives

Facilitators - Mr. Ran Yagasa, CCET
Dr. Premakumara, CCET
Mr.W.K. Rathnadeera, SACEP

12:00 – 12:30

Closing Session and Next Step

Mr. Kazunobu Onogawa, Director, CCET
Dr.Abas Basir, SACEP

 

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