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Update:March 8, 2021

【Report】 JICA Online Knowledge Co-Creation Program, ASEAN focus, Waste Management towards Marine Litter was successlly implemented. 

Recently, the marine plastic litter has been attracting global attention as one of the most crutial international environmental problems. Various organizations and authorities, such as international organizations, national and municipal governments, private sectors, and local community have addressed the necessity for effective measures and urgent actions, and started to make action plans to tackle this problem.

Among a number of souces of marine plastic litter, ASEAN countries are considered as one of the major contributors. As most of the marine litters originate from their land area, facilitating management of the wastes on land, not only in the conventional way, but also in a way to promote resource recycling, is one of the most essential issues to reduce marine plastic litters in line with social, economic, and industrial development.  

International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT), commissioned by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), implemented "JICA Onliine Knolwedge Co-Creation Program, ASEAN Focus, Waste Management towards Marin Litter", aiming to contribute to enhancing institutional capacity of ASEAN countries for management of marine plastic litter.


The online training course aimed to enhance participants' understanding of measures to control marine plastic litter, which have been adopted globally and in Japan.

It also expected the participants to identify measures and actions that could be adopted in the respective country.

Duration of the WEB training

February 1 - 8, 2021


8 participants

- 7 government officials in the field of waste management from 6 ASEAN countries, namely Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmer, Thailand and Vietnam (*2 participants from Thailand)

- 1 staff from the ASEAN Secretariat in Indonesia

Outline of training

The online training put special focus on the circulative use of plastic resources to reduce plastic wastes on land, which potentially flow into the ocean to become marine litters. In particular, Japan's policy measures, plastic resource recycling, voluntary efforts of industrial sectors, environmental education and technological development by companies were highlighted.

The lectures provided the overview of the global policy and various strategies and measures of Japan for accelerating management of marine litter and reduction of plastic wastes. The lectures were delivered by the pioneers in plastic resource recycling from various sectors, from United Nation Center for Regional Development (UNCRD), the National Council of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Ministry of Environment, (MOEJ), Clean Ocean Material Alliance (CLOMA), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Kyoto University, and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation.
The participants gained new knowledge through the lectures and vigorously exchanged information and opinions with the resourece persons, which supported them to figure out potential new policy measures and actions that were summerised in their mid-term report (confidential).

ICETT would like to express our sincere appreciation to all the lecturers, and also to all the related organizations such as JICA Head Office, JICA Chubu, ASEAN Secretariat, and JICA's overseas offices for their extensive support and cooperation. 


<Left-Middle: Photo for Resource Person of JICA Head Office,  Right: Photo for Resource Person of University's Academician >

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