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Outcomes of the TICAD Ministerial Meeting Side Event on "African Clean Cites Platform"

October 9, 2018

 Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), United Nations Environment Programme, UN-HABITAT and City of Yokohama held the TICAD Ministerial Meeting Side Event on "African Clean Cites Platform" on 5th October at Tokyo (Tokyo Prince Hotel). Kiuchi Minoru, State Minister of the Environment of Japan attended the event.

 About 150 persons from governments of African countries, Japanese government officials and waste management companies were participated in the event. The participants recognized the importance of "African Clean Cites Platform", and shared the views for the inputting the outcomes of "African Clean Cites Platform" to the TICAD7.

 Also, Kiuchi Minoru, State Minister of the Environment of Japan and H.E. José Condugua António Pacheco, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Republic of Mozambique had the bilateral meeting and talked about their cooperation in the field of waste management.

(1) Date: Friday, 5th October, 2018, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

(2) Venue: Magnolia Hall, Tokyo Prince Hotel (3-3-1 Shiba-koen, Minato-ku Tokyo,105-8560, Japan)

(3) Co-organizers: Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), Japan International Cooperation Agency 

 (JICA), United Nations Environment Programme, UN-HABITAT, City of Yokohama

(4) Participants: Government and Local Governments from African countries, International organizations,

Private companies, Universities, Japanese Government and Local Government, etc.

(5) Program:

 【Annual Review of African Clean Cities Platform】

 ●Review of the First Annual Meeting of African Clean Cities Platform and relevant activities of JICA  

  inAfrica (JICA)

 【Waste Management Overview】

 ●Africa Waste Management Outlook - Towards 3R Approach (UNEP)

 ●Waste Management in City Development and Case Studies in Kenya and

  Ethiopia (UN-HABITAT)

 【Waste Management Activities reports】

  ●Japan Study Tour towards the TICAD 7 (City of Yokohama)

  ●Environmental Education in Africa - Cameroon (JICA Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers)

 【Summary】

  ●Q&A and Side Event Summary

Outcomes

【Side Event】

 Speakers and participants shared wide knowledge and experience regarding waste management. At the end of the side event the moderator and speakers discussed how to promote the waste management
efficiently in African countries and reached their conclusions that:

1) Use scientific data and statistics to make African policy-makers understand the importance of

  waste management,

2) Explain waste management problems as the most familiar issues in daily lives for citizens

 within challenges in city, environment, hygiene and sanitation issues,

3) Make the most of "African Clean Cites Platform" and promote cooperation in institutional and

 technical issues of waste management, in a tailor-made manner for the African countries, with

 various stakeholders such as national and local government and private sectors,

4) Promote educations in Africa and conduct training programs in Japan.

 The participants also recognized the importance of "African Clean Cites Platform" and its  

 continuous activities, and shared the views for Japan's cooperation in the field of waste  

 management in Africa and the inputting the outcomes of "African Clean Cites Platform" to the

 TICAD7.

<Program>  English

<Presentation materials > English

1. Summary of the 1stACCP Annual Meeting and JICA's Efforts on SWM in Africa

2. Africa Waste Management Outlook _Towards 3R Approach

3. Waste Management in City Development

4. African Clean Cities Platform

5. Environmental Education in Africa

【Bilateral meeting】

 Also, Kiuchi Minoru, State Minister of the Environment of Japan and H.E. José Condugua António Pacheco, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Republic of Mozambique had the bilateral meeting and talked about their cooperation in the field of waste management including bilateral cooperation and way forward toward the TICAD 7.

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