Virtual Inception Workshop on Mercury-containing Medical Devices Management Project in the Philippines
Asian Institute of Technology Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (AIT RRCAP), together with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Philippines and BanToxics conducted an inception workshop for the Philippines under the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) funded project Development of Capacity for the Substitution and the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of Mercury-containing Medical Measuring Devices in the Philippines on 28 April 2021. The inception workshop was conducted as a follow up activity to a successful project kick-off meeting held on 7 April 2021, where the core working group discussed and approved the project work plan and methodology.
The inception workshop aims at engaging broader key stakeholder groups of the project while at the same time increasing awareness on the need to support the phase out and the ESM of mercury-containing medical measuring devices in the Philippines and to discuss and engage broader key stakeholder groups of the project and increase awareness on the need to support the objectives of the project. The workshop was attended by a total of about 120 participants representing public environment and health agencies, trade and industry agency, bureau of customs and medical associations. Also in attendance were representatives of academia, NGOs, and international consultant and local institutional consultant; experts from Japan, Mission of Japan to ASEAN and ASEAN Secretariat.