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Update:October 19, 2010

FY2010 JICA Group Training Course Ends on “Pollution Control and Local Environment Management”

A JICA group training course on “Pollution Control and Local Environment Management” was carried out for 41 days from Aug. 27 to Oct. 6. A closing ceremony was held on the final day. Nine government officials, mainly local officials, came as participants in this course from eight countries: Brazil, Ghana, Kosovo, Tajikistan, Macedonia, Vietnam, Egypt, and Moldova. In the course, they earnestly worked on training to figure out solutions to pollution issues that their countries or regions are now facing and to prevent pollution that might occur, as their countries or provinces grow economically in the future. There were lectures on a wide range of themes such as pollution of water, air, and soil as well as waste disposal, and on-site tours of environment-related companies were also held. Through these experiences, the participants learned about policies and technologies, which had been developed by Japan, regarding pollution control and environmental conservation and learned about environment management with the voluntary cooperation of local residents. In addition, they had opportunities to exchange opinions with local officials and company staff who had been tackling environmental conservation in their own regions.

Visit to wastewater disposal facility

Discussion with Yokkaichi Local Environment Control Council

At the end of the course, the participants made presentations of their action plans to be pursued back in their countries for the purpose of taking full advantage of the knowledge they had acquired in this course and the technologies they had learned about.
It was quite impressive that during their stay the participants, though they had different national backgrounds, problems, and posts, often gathered and voluntarily discussed environmental issues late into the night with the will to improve the situation in each of their countries or regions.

Clean-up activity at Lake Biwa

Water quality test by using simplified water inspection products

We expect them not only to make the best use of what they learned in the course but also to continue to keep in touch actively with other participants in the future, using a human network they developed at ICETT. As a result, we look forward to seeing them reach solutions to the pollution issues of their own countries.

After closing ceremony