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Update:January 17, 2014

FY2012 JICA Training Course Closes on “Waste Management for Promoting Environmentally-Sound Material Cycle Society” 

From October 9 to November 16, ICETT held a fiscal 2012 JICA training course on “Waste Management for Promoting Environmentally-Sound Material Cycle Society in Central and South America”.

The course was taken by 13 central and local government officials responsible for waste management. They came from 10 Central and South American countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, the Republic of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Paraguay, the Republic of Panama, and Venezuela.

The course intended to promote the 3Rs of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in Central and South American countries, improve their local officials’ abilities to manage waste, and contribute to the formation of recycling-oriented societies and the prevention of global warming. The participants compared the Japanese situation with that of their countries, learned about the characteristics and activities of the Japanese waste management administration, analyzed conditions to create recycling-oriented societies and sought measures to remove the obstacles to do so. They also observed the activities of companies, local governments, and communities to learn about waste disposal, recycling methods, and the knowhow to promote environmental awareness. 


   Discussion with the officers in charge of waste management from Japanese local governments

   グリーンリサイクル      資源物リサイクルセンター

  Lecture (at Mie Komono Green Recycle Corporation)   Site visit (at the Recycle Center by Local Government)

At the end of the training, the participants presented action plans to be pursued back in their countries, including what needs to be improved and the best use of the knowledge and technology they learned about in this course.


The participants showed remarkably positive attitudes not only regarding learning new things in the course, but also toward experiencing different cultures. They seem to have fully enjoyed the beautiful Japanese scenery and culture by actively going out on holidays.

They said that they were impressed with the strong Japanese sense of responsibility, and kind, disciplined, and hardworking attitudes.

We would like to express our gratitude to all the parties involved in the course for the cordial support and cooperation. (Uchida)