TOKYO, 17 June 2022 – The National Water Resources Board (NWRB) of the Philippines organised an inception workshop of the JAIF project Strengthening Capacity Development for Local Governments in ASEAN to Tackle Microplastics Pollution through Decentralised Domestic Wastewater Management Approach.
The workshop was participated by more than 30 participants, including the representatives of NWRB, other line departments in the Philippines, local governments where a pilot project will be implemented, national focal points of the ASEAN Working Group on Water Resources Management (AWGWRM), ASEAN Secretariat, National Project Coordinator, JAIF Management Team (JMT), and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) that conducts the project as the Implementing Agency.
JMT Programme Coordinator Zin Aung Swe delivered opening remarks at the beginning of the workshop. He highlighted that the success of the project is crucial as this project is to support the priority areas of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP), notably maritime cooperation and the Goal 6: clean water and sanitation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Following the opening session, the workshop reviewed the details of the project – its framework, objectives, activities, expected outputs and outcomes, and a pilot project at local level.
JMT Programme Coordinator Zin Aung Swe (second from left, first row) participated in the inception workshop.
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