26-27 August 2019

Second ACCP General Meeting in Yokohama Japan, 2019

Second ACCP General Meeting in Yokohama Japan, 2019

The second general meeting of the African Clean Cities Platform (ACCP) was held in Yokohama in August 2019, in conjunction with TICAD 7 (the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development). More than 450 people attended the main conference held on August 26-27, including 38 African countries, representatives of development partners, the private sector, and Japanese municipalities, and had an intensive discussion on the theme of "Sustainable Waste Management Towards a Clean and Resilient City.“

On the first day, after the opening session, Japanese and international waste management companies presented their business applications in Africa. Afterward, 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 guide that aims to provide a brief overview and basic knowledge on municipal solid waste for practitioners, was also distributed among the participants.

The second day opened with part of the data book launch session on  Africa Solid Waste Management Data Book 2019, including the presentation of case studies and a discussion on waste management in developing countries. In the afternoon, the mobilization of funds and measures to raise policy priorities for improved SWM were addressed by development partners associated with intensive Q&A.

To conclude the two-day meeting, H.E. Mr. Yoshiaki Harada, Minister of Environment of Japan, the co-organizing organizations, and representatives of African countries made statements to promote the activities of the ACCP. At the end of the closing session, the “Yokohama Action Guidance for the ACCP” It stipulates the future direction and concrete activities such as expanding the network through the participation of development partners and other stakeholders, strengthening the ACCP secretariat function in Africa with UN-Habitat taking the lead role, providing opportunities for capacity building and knowledge co-creation, etc. As a result, the Yokohama Declaration and Yokohama Action Plan, which are TICAD7 deliverables, reaffirmed the need to address environmental issues, including improved waste management.

During the meeting, a special knowledge-sharing session on waste management for African participants (25), a workshop on Sustainable Development Goal indicators (28), a field visit to waste management facilities in Yokohama (29), and an exhibition of environmental picture books drawn by African children were also organized. This intensive program provided participants with practical, useful, and inspiring knowledge, albeit in a short period of time.

Yokohama City, Japan
English, French, and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
26-27 August 2019
Ministry of the Environment of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Yokohama City, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
Member Countries and Cities (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

Program & Presentations

9:30 - 10:05
Opening Session
Dr. Megumi Muto, Director General, Global Environment Department, JICA

Key Achievement and Future Prospects of ACCP

10:30 - 13:00
Session 1: Sharing Experience and Applicable Solutions
Mr. Yutaka Matsuzawa, Deputy Director General, Environmental Regeneration & Material Cycles Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Outcome of the G20 Summit and Waste Management Policy in Japan

Mr. Kazuo Fukuyama, Director General, Resources & Waste Recycling Bureau, City of Yokohama

Waste Management System in Yokohama City - Focusing on Plastic Waste Management

<Japanese Business Development in Africa>
Mr. Yutaka Hada, Manager, Overseas External Affairs Group, Public Affairs Department, Toyota Tsusho Corporation

Business Entry in Africa -Introduction of Messages from the Front Runner-

<Business Applications in Africa>
Mr. Takuya Furukawa, Senior Staff, Overseas Sales Department, Kyokuto Kaihatsu Kogyo Co., Ltd.

Special Purpose Vehicles to Contribute African Countries

Ms. Azusa Yoshino, Stella Environment Corporation

Small-Type Medical Waste Incinerator NU100B ~ The Outcomes of Survey in Senegal ~

Ms. Huang Jinghui, SATO Business Division PMO, LIXIL Corporation

”SATO” Social Business in Africa

Mr. Keiichi Furukawa, Executive Officer Managing Director, Mr. Habtom Welday Kahhasay, ABE Initiative Internship, Fukunaga Engineering Co., Ltd.

Tyre Recycling Business in Ethiopia

Mr. Michael Lwoyelo, Sanergy

Solving the Waste Management Crisis in Booming Cities through the Circular Economy

Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, Executive Chairman, Jospong / Zoomlion Groups

Zoomlion - Driving Impactful Waste Management in Ghana and Africa

<Innovative Technologies>
Mr. Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, Deputy to the Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

UNIDO’s Approach on Plastic Waste Management in Africa

Mr. Kimio Matsumoto, Director, International Business Development Department, DOWA Eco-System Co., Ltd.

Waste Management & Recycling Services of DOWA

Mr. Takuya Katagiri, Global Business Division, Daiki Axis Co., Ltd.

Introduction of Johkasou Contribute to African Clean City

Mr. Takuya Kobayashi, Service Development Group, Service Innovation Department, NTT DOCOMO, INC.

Utilization of Chatbots as a Means of Providing Correct Guidance on How to Sort Waste

Mr. Takahiro Masuda, Technical Committee Chair, Japan Environmental Facilities Manufacturers Association (JEFMA) / Deputy General Manager, Tokyo Technology Research & Planning Department, Takuma Co., Ltd.

Waste to Energy Technologies in Japan

14:15 - 14:45
Session 2: Education and Public Awareness for Waste Management
<Efforts and Achievements in Africa>
Mr. Mahman Coulibaly Adamou, Program Officer, General Direction of Urban Sanitation and Life Improvement, Ministry of Environment, Urban Sanitation and Sustainable Development, Niger

Project on Awareness Raising for Behaviour Change in Niamey, Niger

Mr. Hafiz Amadu Varlee Sannor, Manager, Secondary Waste Collection, Solid Waste Department, Monrovia City Cooperation, Liberia

Promoting Sustainable Waste Management for a Resilient Monrovia

<Examples from Japan>
Mr. Kiyotaka Kurihara, Vice Chairman, Yokohama City Recycle Resources Association

Environmental Picture Diary: We Want to Make Use of Children’s Ideas to Transform the World’s Structure!

<UN’s Effort to Achieve Waste SDGs>
Mr. Andre Dzikus, Coordinator, Urban Basic Services Branch, UN-Habitat

Waste Wise Cities Campaign and ACCP as a Platform to Achieve Waste SDGs

Ms. Ludgarde Coppens, Head, SDG Data and Information Unit, Science Division, UNEP

Improving Waste Data and Awareness in the Context of the Agenda 2030

Ms. Mie Nagayasu, JICA Study Team, Ex Research Institute Ltd.

Guidebook for Environmental Education on Solid Waste Management

<JICA Volunteer’s Experience in Africa>
Mr. Tatsuro Mori, ex JICA Volunteer

Community-Based Waste Management in Sudan

Ms. Kazumi Kato, ex JICA Volunteer

Environmental Education in Cameroon

10:30 - 10:45
Keynote Lecture
Emer. Prof. Yasushi Matsufuji, Fukuoka University

Rehabilitation of Landfill Site by “Fukuoka Method” in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

10:45 - 12:20
Session 3: Waste Data Management toward SDGs
Mr. Ikuo Mori, Leader of JICA Study Team, EX Research Institute Ltd

Knowledge Sharing through ACCP, Launch of ‘Africa Waste Data Book’

<Waste Data Management in Developed Countries>
Mr. Nobuyuki Konuma, Deputy Director, Office for Promotion of Sound Material Cycle Society, MOEJ

National Level Data Management in Japan

Mr. Hiroshi Kato, Manager, International Cooperation Department for Waste Management, Clean Authority of Tokyo

Waste Data Management in Japan: “Local/Municipality Level Data Utilization”, The Case of 23 Cities of Tokyo

<Panel Discussion on Impact of Waste Data in Developing Countries Waste Data Management in Developed Countries>
  • 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?
  • Mr. Isaac Muraya, Director of Environment, Nairobi City County Government, Kenya
  • Mr. Kazushige Endo, Director, UNCRD
  • Ms. Ludgarde Coppens, Head, SDG Data and Information Unit, Science Division, UNEP
  • Ms. Nao Takeuchi, Associate Expert, Waste Management Unit, Urban Basic Services Branch, UNHabitat
13:30 - 14:45
Session 4: Financing in Africa
Prof. Abdouraman Bary , Regional Office of Africa, UNEP

UNEP Fund Raising Strategy for Supporting Waste

Mr. Andre Dzikus, Coordinator, Urban Basic Services Branch, UN-Habitat

UN Habitat’s Urban Basic Services Trust Fund for Project Preparation

Mr. Sameh Wahba, Global Director, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice, World Bank

World Banks’s Financing Solid Waste Management in Africa