Seminars & Events

Special Seminar

IGRD-CPAf, UPLB/ IDE-JETRO/ ERIA Seminar on"INTER-MUNICIPAL COOPERATION ON WASTE MANAGEMENT IN JAPAN AND OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES"

Many local governments in ASEAN countries are searching for ways on how to upgrade the solid waste management. As cited by law, they are managed to close open dumpsites and construct sanitary landfills (SLFs.) Other local governments also plan to build waste to energy (WTE) plants in partnership with private sectors. Most of the local government units, however, have difficulties on constructing SLFs and WTE plants alone due to huge financial requirements. Hence this seminar hope to understand the current situation of collaboration among local governments in ASEAN region and to share some initiatives form Japan and other Asian countries on the economies of scale in constructing SLFs and WTE plants. Local governments in some countries including Japan establish association or coalition of local governments to manage waste. The objectives of this seminar are to share such experiences and to discuss the possibilities and challenges on inter-municipal cooperation in the Philippines.

Date&time:

November 23, 2018 (Friday) 8:30-16:00

Venue:

ICOPED Conference Hall, UP Los Banos, College, Laguna, the Philippines

Program:

Time

Contents
8:30-9:00

Registration

9:00-9:15

Invocation and Singing of the National Anthem

9:15-9:30

Welcome Remarks

9:30-10:00 Opening Message / Objectives of the Seminar
10:00-10:30

Presentation 1: Local Cooperation at Work: Case of Thailand in Comparative Perspective

  • Dr.Fumio Nagai, Professor, Osaka City University
10:30-10:45

Presentation 2: Inter-Municipal Cooperation on SWM in Japan and other Asian countries

10:45-11:00

Presentation 3: Effectiveness and Challenge of Wide-area Waste Management

  • Dr.Toshiaki Sasao, Professor, Iwate University
11:00-11:30

Presentation 4: Status of SWM Implementation in the Philippines

  • c/o Engr. Ildefonso, EMB-DENR
11:30-12:30

Panel discussion 1/ Q&A: Necessity and Challenges of Inter-municipal cooperation in the Philippines

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-14:30

Panel discussion 2/Q&A: Policy to support inter-municipal cooperation in the Philippines

14:30-14:45

Closing Remarks

14:45-15:00

Break

15:00-16:00

Consultation Meeting with LGU Officials and Environweave


Languages:

English

Organizer:

  • Institute for Governance and Rural Development, College of Public Affairs - University of the Philippines Los Baños (IGRD-CPAf, UPLB)
  • Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)
  • Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

Capacity:

50

Participation fee:

Free

Contact:
ERIA Support office, IDE-JETRO
E-mail: EAA