National Consultation Workshop on Kitakyushu Initiative Demonstration Project: "Solid Waste Management as a Social Enterprise"
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) has been implementing the Kitakyushu Initiative for a Clean Environment (KI), adopted at the Fourth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific (MCED 2000) held in Kitakyushu, Japan in September 2000.
The Kitakyushu Initiative for a Clean Environment (KI) is a mechanism for implementation of the priority areas of the Regional Action Programme for Environmentally Sound and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific with specific focus on environmental quality and human health in urban areas. The Initiative involves a three pronged approach of: a) implementing pilot activities that will identify and review different approaches to urban environmental management in selected cities in the region; b) undertaking of study tours and other capacity building events aimed at encouraging the transfer of successful practices and promoting intercity environmental cooperation in country-specific contexts; and c) establishing network for information dissemination and exchange.
Bago City Development Project
Bago City was used to be adjudged as one of the dirtiest in the region, with high
incidence of poverty, malnutrition and health problem due to its failure in solid waste
management. To address those problems, KABAHIN KA Programme, a comprehensive
approach in solid waste management based on community participation was
implemented and has successfully resulted to reduce the waste generation (by weight)
of the City by 50%. However, there are still remaining challenges as the current
composting methodology and recycling system was found to be costly, inefficient and
financially unsustainable. In to order to improve the solid management system, the City
proposed to implement the “Solid Waste Management as a Social Enterprise: A
Community-based 3R Approaches in Bago City”, by applying a market mechanism as
well as introducing a better composting methodology together with more active
participation and support by the people. This project basically aims to support the
development of “mini-enterprises” for waste composting and recycling that will provide
business and market opportunities for the stakeholders involved and to explore other
activities related to waste reduction and management. The project also seeks to
strengthen environmental awareness and cooperation among the members of
communities, students, local government, private entities, NGOs and other stakeholders
in the City. By doing so, it is expected to demonstrate multiple environmental and socioeconomic
benefits by enhancing the successful outcomes of the ongoing KABAHIN KA
This project is fully supported by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the Asia Pacific Forum for Environment and Development (APFED) as one of the model cases of an actual replication of good practices facilitated by the Kitakyushu Initiative Network. The City Government of Bago, in collaboration with UNESCAP, APFED and other advanced member cities of Kitakyushu Initiative Network, intends to demonstrate the early stages in the implementation of the project, the significance of a collective action and application of appropriate approaches and technologies that could be transferred to and adopted by local governments in developing countries with minimum support from international organizations and donor agencies. The best practices that will be demonstrated by the Project have gained success and popular acceptance in the City of Surabaya in Indonesia for Takakura Method of Composting, the City of Nonthaburi, Thailand for the Waste Bank, the Miyashiro Board of Education for Environment Education, among others.
To formulate strategies for a better implementation by Bago City of the replicated urban waste management best practices considering the comments and suggestions of and possible further replication by other cities/local governments in the Philippines. Specifically it aims at:
Date & Venue
Date:10 & 11 April 2008/ Venue: Rafael Salas Park and Nature Center, Bago City, Philippines
Participants included local governmental officials from Bago City and other neighboring cities, solid waste management practioners and representatives from other KI network member cities.
The workshop was organised by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), in cooperation with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the local government of Bago City, Philippines.
|UNESCAP Introductory Presentation: UNESCAP to Promote Environmentally Sustainable Economic Growth for Well-being of All||113KB.pdf|
|The Kitakyushu Initiative Network Secretariat: Facilitation of Inter-city Cooperation and Replication of Good Practices (IGES)||This file is too big for download.|
|Ecological Solid Waste Management (NSWMC, Philippines)
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|Community-based Solid Waste Management: Takakura Household Composting Practice (Surabaya Women's Welfare Organization, Indonesia)||This file is too big for download.|
|Solid Waste Management as a Social Enterprise (Bago City, Philippines)||This file is too big for download.|
|Solid Waste Management (The League of Cities of the Philippines)||540KB.pdf|
|Solid Waste Management Program: the City of San Fernando Experience (San Fernando City, Philippines)||This file is too big for download.|
|Solid Waste Management Practices: the Makati City Way (Makati City, Philippines||This file is too big for download.|
|Solid Waste Management in Tacurong City (Tacurong City, Philippines)||This file is too big for download.|
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