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2nd General Meeting of African Clean Cities Platform

25-29 August 2019, Yokohama City, Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Second General Meeting of the African Clean Cities Platform (ACCP) was held in Yokohama, in August 2019, concurrently with the TICAD 7 (the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development). Over 450 people participated in the main conference held on the 26th and 27th August, including 38 African countries, representatives of development partners, private sector and Japanese municipalities and had an intensive discussion on the theme of “Sustainable Waste Management towards Clean and Resilient City”.

On the first day, after opening session, Japanese and international companies in the waste management sector presented their businesses applications in Africa. Subsequently, the Guidebook for Environmental Education on Solid Waste Management in Africa was launched and good practices of environmental education and public awareness activities in Africa and Japan were shared. In addition, the Basics of Municipal Solid Waste Management in Africa, the guidebook which aims to provide an brief overview and basic knowledge of municipal solid waste for practitioners, was also distributed among participants.

The second day opened with part of the launch session of the Africa Solid Waste Management Data Book 2019, including case studies presentation and panel discussion on waste management in developing countries. In the afternoon, fund mobilization and measures for raising policy priorities for the improvement of SWM were addressed by development partners associated with intensive Q&A. To conclude the two days meeting, H.E. Mr. Yoshiaki Harada, Minister of the Environment of Japan, co-hosting organizations and representatives from African countries made statements to promote ACCP activities. At the end of the closing session, “Yokohama Action Guidance for the ACCP” was adopted which stipulates the future direction and concrete activities such as further expanding the network by participation of development partners and other stakeholders, strengthening the ACCP secretariat function in Africa with UN-Habitat taking the core role, providing opportunities for capacity building and co-creation of knowledge, and so on. Consequently, the Yokohama Declaration and Yokohama Action Plan, which are deliverable documents of TICAD7, reaffirmed the necessity of addressing environmental issues including improvement of waste management.

During the meeting period, special session for knowledge sharing on SWM toward African participants (25th), SDGs indicators workshop (28th), field visit to waste management facilities in Yokohama (29th), as well as exhibition of environmental picture diaries drawn by African children were also held. These intensive programme provided participants with practical, useful and inspiring insights albeit in a short period.

 

Place

Yokohama-City, Japan

Main Theme

“Sustainable Waste Management towards Clean and Resilient City”

Participating countries / agencies

Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), City of Yokohama, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), World Bank, Ministry of the Environment of Finland, United Nations Centre for Regional Development

Language

English, French and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)

Co-hosting organizations

Ministry of Environment Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Yokohama-City, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Key Documents

Yokohama Action Guidance for the ACCP ( English / French / Japanese)
The Africa Solid Waste Management Data Book 2019 ( English / Japanese)
The Guidebook for Environmental Education on Solid Waste Management in Africa ( English / Japanese)
The Basics of Solid Waste Management in Africa ( English / French / Japanese)

Program and Presentations<More details will be posted shortly>

25th Aug
Special Session – Common SWM issues in Africa, Sharing practice on the ground
26th Aug
ACCP General Meeting (Day1)
27th Aug
ACCP General Meeting (Day2)
28th Aug
Special Session – Monitoring Waste SDG Indicators in Africa
29th Aug
Site visit on waste management facilities in Yokohama

The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) (Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan)

25th Aug
Special Session – Common SWM issues in Africa, Sharing practice on the ground

Time Title
10:30 - 10:45 Opening remarks, introduction / orientation Presentation
[EN/FR]
10:45 - 11:15 Current status and common issues of SWM in Africa: From the “Basics of Municipal Solid Waste Management in Africa” and the “Africa Solid Waste Management Data Book”
Mr. Ikuo MORI, EX Research Institute Ltd.
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
11:15 – 11:45 Challenges for capacity development extracted from the African Solid Waste Management Data Book
Dr. Mitsuo YOSHIDA, Advisor on Solid Waste Management, JICA
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
11:45 – 12:15 Outline of the Fukuoka Method and its application in Africa
Mr. Toshikazu MITO, Adviser of SWAN-Fukuoka and UN-Habitat
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch Time
13:30 – 13:45 Explanation for group work
13:45 – 15:00 Group Work Session
* Break to four(4) groups (based on English/French speaking participants)
13:45-13:55 Self introduction in each group
13:55-14:25 Presentation on Action plan developed in JICA Training course (participants of Training course) / Introduction of insights gained from JICA training, activities conducted in one's country/city (ex-participants of JICA Training)

[Group A]

Action Plan for Solid Waste Management Improvement in Moqhaka Local Municipality in Free State Province, South Africa
Mr. Motha Andrew Makhiwesizwe, Deputy Director, Municipal Waste Support, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa
Presentation [EN]
Introduction of insights gained from JICA training, activities conducted in Juba city, South Sudan
Mr. Diseremo Sebit John Amin, Director of Enviroment, Juba City Cooncil, Jubek State, South Sudan
Presentation [EN]

[Group B]

Action Plan for Improving performance of various actors in SWM in Nairobi City County
Mr. Mwangi Samuel Ndungu, Deputy Director for Environment, Nairobi City County Government, Kenya
Presentation [EN]
Introduction of Waste Management Strategies in Maseru City Council – Lessons learnt from the JICA training
Mr. Motseki Khuto, Director of Health and Environment, Maseru City Council, Lesotho
Presentation [EN]

[Group C]

Plan d'action pour la communication pour le Changement Social et Comportemental des habitants de Niamey
M. Mahman Coulibaly Adamou, Responsable de programme, Direction générale de l'assainissement urbain et de l'amélioration de la qualité de vie, Ministère de l'Environnement, de l'Assainissement Urbain et du Développement Durable
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
Présentation des acquis du stage de Yokohama
M. Mukunu Ngeabog Kandolo Jean, Directeur de Planification, Régie d'Assainissement de Kinshasa (RASKIN), RD Congo
Presentation [FR]

[Group D]

Point de mise en œuvre du Plan d'Actions pour l'Amélioration de la Gestion des Déchets Solides en Côte d'Ivoire 2019 – 2021
M. Ouattara Lazeni, Directeur Général de l'Assainissement et de la Salubrité, Ministère de l'Assainissement et de la Salubrité, Cote d'Ivoire
Presentation [FR]
Mise en œuvre du Plan d'Actions pour une Gestion des Déchets Solides dans la ville de Brazzaville
M. Borel Hermann Leyono, Directeur de l'Environnement et de la Propreté de la ville de Brazzaville, Congo
Presentation [FR]
14:25-15:00 Discussion in each group: Common and critical issues to be tackled for realizing sustainable SWM system
15:00 – 15:20 Sharing discussion among the 2 groups and Japanese members
15:20 – 15:35 Coffee Break
15:35 – 16:05 Feedback from Japanese resource persons, Q/A session
16:05 – 16:20 Briefing about Yokohama Action Guidance, to be adopted in the end of ACCP general meeting
Mr. Nobuyuki Konuma, Deputy Director, Office for Promotion of Sound Material-Cycle Sosiety, Environmental Regeneration and Material Cycle Bureau, Ministry of Environment, Japan
16:20 – 16:30 Introduction of ACCP website, Facebook group, others

26th Aug
ACCP General Meeting (Day1)

Theme: "Key Achievements and Applicable Solutions"
Venue: Hamagin Hall 'Via Mare'

Time Title
9:00 - 9:30 Registration
OPENING Session
Moderator:
Mr. Yasuo Takahashi, Former Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, MOEJ
9:30 - 9:45 Opening remarks
Mr. Tsukasa Akimoto, State Minister of the Environment of Japan
Mr. Naison Mutizwa-Mangiza, Regional Office of Africa, UN-Habitat
Ms. Juliette Biao, Director, Regional Office of Africa, UNEP
Mr. Kazumi Kobayashi, Vice Mayor of Yokohama City, Japan
9:45 - 10:05 Key achievement and future prospects of ACCP
Dr. Megumi Muto, Director General of Global Environment Department, JICA
Presentation [EN]
10:05 - 10:15 Photo Session
10:15 - 10:30 Tea and Coffee Break
Session1: Sharing Experience and Applicable Solutions
Moderator:
Mr. Takashi Ohmura, Counselor, Overseas Environment Cooperation Center (OECC)
Mr. Yutaka Hada, Manager, Overseas External Affairs Group, Toyota Tsusho Corporation
10:30 - 10:45 Outcome of the G20 Summit and waste management policy in Japan
Mr. Yutaka Matsuzawa, Deputy Director General, Environment Regeneration and Material Cycles Bureau, MOEJ
Presentation [EN]
10:45 - 11:00 Waste management system in Yokohama City
- Focusing on plastic waste management -
Mr. Kazuo Fukuyama, Director General, Resources & Waste Recycling Bureau, City of Yokohama
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
11:00 – 13:00

Japanese business development in Africa

Business Entry in Africa -Introduction of messages from the Front Runner-
Mr. Yutaka Hada, Manager, Overseas External Affairs Group, Public Affairs Department, Toyota Tsusho Corporation
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]

Business applications in Africa

Special Purpose Vehicles to Contribute African Countries
Mr. Takuya Furukawa, Senior Staff, Overseas Sales Dept., Kyokuto Kaihatsu Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
Small-type medical waste incinerator NU100B
-The outcomes of survey in Senegal-
Ms. Azusa Yoshino, Stella Environment Corporation
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
"SATO" Social Business in Africa
Mr. Huang Jinghui, SATO Business Division PMO, LIXIL Corporation
Presentation [EN]
Tyre Recycling Business in Ethiopia
Mr. Keiichi Furukawa, Executive Officer Managing Director, Mr. Habtom Welday Kahhasay, ABE Initiative Internship, Fukunaga Engeneering Co., Ltd.
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
Solving the Waste Management Crisis in Booming Cities through the Circular Economy
Mr. Michael Lwoyelo, Sanergy
Presentation [EN]
Zoomlion - Driving Impactful Waste Management in Ghana and Africa
Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong - Executive Chairman, Jospong/Zoomlion Groups
Presentation [EN]
Q & A

Innovative technologies

UNIDO's approach on plastic waste management in Africa
Mr. Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, Deputy to the Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
Waste Management & Recycling Services of DOWA
Mr. Kimio Matsumoto, Director, International Business Development Dept., DOWA Eco-System Co., Ltd., DOWA ECO-SYSTEM Co., Ltd.
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
Introduction of Johkasou Contribute to African Clean City
Mr. Takuya Katagiri, Daiki Axis Co., Ltd., Global Business Division
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
Utilization of Chatbots As a Means of Providing Correct Guidance on How to Sort Waste
Mr. Takuya Kobayashi, Service Development Group, Service Innovation Department, NTT DOCOMO, INC.
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
Waste to Energy Technologies in Japan
Mr. Takahiro Masuda, Technical Committee Chair, Japan Environmental Facilities Manufacturers Association (JEFMA) / Deputy General Manager, Tokyo Technology Research & Planning Department Takuma Co., Ltd.
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
Q & A
13:00 - 14:15 Lunch Break and Business Matching
Session2: Education and Public Awareness for Waste Management
Moderator:
Mr. Sei Kondo, Director, Environmental Management Team 2, JICA
14:15 - 14:45

Efforts and Achievements in Africa

- Project on Awareness-raising for Behaviour Change in Niamey, Niger
Mr. Mahman Coulibaly Adamou, Program Officer, General Direction of Urban Sanitation and Life Improvement, Ministry of Environment, Urban Sanitation and Sustainable Development, Niger
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
- Promoting sustainable Waste Management for a Resilient Monrovia
Mr. Hafiz Amadu Varlee Sannor, Manager, Secondary Waste Collection, Solid Waste Department, Monrovia City Corporation, Liberia
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
14:45 - 15:15

Examples from Japan

- Environmental Picture Diary: We want to make use of children's ideas to transform the world's structure!
Mr. Kiyotaka Kurihara, Vice Chairman, Yokohama City Recycle Resources Association
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
- Student speech
Junior high school students in Yokohama City
15:15 - 15:30 Q & A
15:30 - 16:00 Tea and Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30

UN's Effort to Achieve Waste SDGs

- Waste Wise Cities Campaign and ACCP as a platform to achieve Waste SDGs
Mr. Andre Dzikus, Coordinator, Urban Basic Services Branch, UN-Habitat
Presentation [EN]
- Improving waste data and awareness in the context of the Agenda 2030
Ms. Ludgarde Coppens, Head, SDG Data and Information Unit, Science Division, UNEP
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
16:30 - 17:00
Guidebook for Environmental Education on Solid Waste Management
Ms. Mie Nagayasu, JICA Study Team, Ex Research Institute Ltd.
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]

JICA Volunteers' Experience in Africa

- Community-based Waste Management in Sudan
Mr. Tatsuro Mori. ex-JICA Volunteer
Presentation
[EN/FR]
- Environmental Education in Cameroon
Ms. Kazumi Kato, ex-JICA Volunteer
Presentation
[EN/FR]
17:00 - 17:15 Q & A
Closing of Day 1
Moderator:
Mr. Yasuo Takahashi, Former Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, MOEJ
17:30 - 17:40 Closing remarks
Dr. Eneas da Conceicao Comiche, Mayor of Maputo, Mozambique
Mr. Takaaki Katsumata, Parliamentary Vice Minister of the Environment
Move to reception venue
18:30 - 20:00 Welcome Reception @ Pacifico Yokohama

* Please note that the materials are as of 28 August and subject to change.

27th Aug
ACCP General Meeting (Day2)

Theme: "Way Forward for Innovative Solutions"
Venue: Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall-B

Time Title
10:00 - 10:30 Registration *for general participants
Session3: Waste Data Management toward SDGs
Moderator:
Mr. David Marquis, SDG Data and Information Unit, Science Division, UNEP
10:30 - 10:45 Knowledge sharing through ACCP, Launch of 'Africa Waste Data book'
Mr. Ikuo Mori, Leader of JICA Study Team, Ex Research Institute Ltd.
Dr. Mitsuo Yoshida, Advisor on SWM, JICA
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
10:45 - 11:15

Waste Data Management in Developed Countries

National level data management in Japan
Mr. Nobuyuki Konuma, Deputy Director, Office for Promotion of Sound Material Cycle Society, MOEJ
Presentation [EN]
Waste Data Management in Japan: "Local/Municipality Level Data Utilization" The case of 23 Cities of Tokyo
Mr. Hiroshi Kato, Manager, International Cooperation Department for Waste Management, Clean Authority of Tokyo
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
Waste Management Policy in Finland
Mr. Ismo Tiainen, Director General, Ministry of the Environment, Finland
Reference Databook [EN]
Databook [JP]
11:20 - 12:00
Panel Discussion on Impact of Waste Data in Developing Countries (Asia and Africa)
- How can we utilize waste data for policy intervention in SWM?
- What are the challenges to establish a system for appropriate monitoring and comprehensive analysis of SWM-related SDGs in Africa?
Presentation [EN]
Moderator: Dr. Mitsuo Yoshida, Technical Advisor on Waste Management, JICA
Panelists:
Mr. Isaac Muraya, Director of Environment, Nairobi City County Government, Kenya Presentation [EN]
Mr. Kazushige Endo, Director, UNCRD Presentation [EN]
Ms. Ludgarde Coppens, Head, SDG Data and Information Unit, Science Division, UNEP Presentation [EN]
Ms. Nao Takeuchi, Associate Expert, Waste Management Unit, Urban Basic Services Branch, UN-Habitat Presentation [EN]
12:05 - 12:20 Q & A
12:20 - 13:30 Lunch Break
Session4: Financing SWM in Africa
Moderator:
Ms. Nao Takeuchi, Waste Management Expert, UN-Habitat
13:30 - 14:15
UNEP Fund Raising Strategy for Supporting Waste Management in Africa
Prof. Abdouraman Bary, Regional Office of Africa, UNEP
Presentation [EN]
UN-Habitat's Urban Basic Services Trust Fund for Project Preparation
Mr. Andre Dzikus, Coordinator, Urban Basic Services Branch, UN-Habitat
Presentation [EN]
World Bank's Financing Mechanisms Solid Waste Management in Africa
Mr. Sameh Wahba, Global Director, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice, World Bank
Presentation [EN]
14:15 - 14:45 Q & A
14:45 - 15:15 Tea and Coffee Break
High Level Session: the ACCP's roles toward clean cities and healthy life in Africa
Moderator:
Dr. Megumi Muto, Director General, Global Environment Department, JICA
15:15 - 15:50 High Level Statements
H.E. Mr. Yoshiaki Harada, Minister of the Environment of Japan
Mr. Yusuke Amano, Senior Vice-president, JICA
Mr. Victor Kisob, Deputy Executive Director, UN-Habitat
Ms. Fumiko Hayashi, Mayor of Yokohama City
Ms. Juliette Biao, Director, Regional Office of Africa, UNEP
Dr. Sheila Santana Afonso, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development, Mozambique or other Minister
Mr. Robert Beugré Mambé, Abidjan Autonomous District Governor, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
15:50 - 16:00 Photo Session
16:00 - 16:30 Keynote Lectures
Rehabilitation of Landfill Site by "Fukuoka Method"
Emer. Prof. Yasushi Matsufuji, Fukuoka University
Presentation [EN]
Urbanization and Sound Waste Management in Africa
Mr. Andre Dzikus, Coordinator, Urban Basic Services Branch, UN-Habitat
Presentation [EN]
16:30 - 16:45 Adoption of Yokohama Action Guidance for the ACCP
Mr. Yasuo Takahashi, Former Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, MOEJ
Guidance [EN]
Guidance [FR]
16:45 - 16:50 Closing remarks
H.E. Mr. Yoshiaki Harada, Minister of the Environment of Japan

* Please note that the materials are as of 28 August and subject to change.

28th Aug
UN Day – Training on Monitoring Waste SDG Indicators in Africa

Time Session
10:00 - 10:05 Introduction
Nao Takeuchi, UN-Habitat
10:05 - 10:30 Waste SDG Indicator 11.6.1 Pilot results from Nairobi
Nao Takeuchi, UN-Habitat
Presentation [EN]
10:30 - 10:45 Introduction to SDG 11.6.1 Monitoring Methodology
Video
10:45 - 11:30 Monitoring methodology 11.6.1, MSW collected and managed in controlled facilities out of total MSW generated, by the city
Andy Whiteman, Wasteaware
Imanol Zabaleta, EAWAG
Presentation [EN]
11:30 - 11:45 Tea and coffee break
11:45 - 12:15 Waste statics in Cameroon – findings and data gaps – way forward to establish waste statistics system in Africa
David Marquis, UN Environment
12:15 - 12:45 Marine litter Hotspots in Africa
Costas Velis, University of Leeds
12:45 - 13:00 Q and A session
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Group work
- Anglophone countries 1 and 2
- Francophone countries 1 and 2
Facilitators
Andy Whiteman and Nao Takeuchi
Imanol Zabaleta and David Marquis
15:30 - 16:00 Tea and coffee break
16:00 - 16:50 Group work presentation
16:50 - 17:00 Closing
David Marquis, UN Environment

29th Aug
Site visit on waste management facilities in Yokohama

Time Title
9:30 - 11:30 Naka Ward Waste Collection Office, Resources and Waste Recycling Bureau, City of Yokohama Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
Move and Lunch
14:00 - 16:15 J Bio Food Recycle Corporation
Food Waste Recycle and Biogas Power Generationn.
Presentation [EN]
Presentation [FR]
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