Subsidiary Expert Group (SEG) of the Regional 3R Forum in Asia

Terms of Reference (TOR) for the Subsidiary Expert Group (SEG) of the Regional 3R Forum in Asia

The primary objectives of the Regional 3R Forum in Asia are to: (a) facilitate high-level policy dialogues on 3R issues, challenges, and opportunities; (b) facilitate improved dialogue and cooperation with international organizations and donor communities for the materializetion and implementation of 3R projects; (c) provide a strategic and knowledge platform for sharing experiences and disseminating among Asian countries best practices, tools, technologies, and policy instruments on various aspects of the 3Rs; (d) provide a platform to develop multilayered networks of stakeholders such as national and local governments, academia, scientific and research community, private sector, media community, NGOs, and informal sector; (e) generate regional consensus and understanding on the beneficial aspects of the 3Rs in the context of achieving the MDGs, resource and energy efficiency, resource efficient economy, and climate change mitigation; (f) provide a platform for proliferation of national 3R strategies; and (g) promote awareness among the general public on the beneficial aspects of the 3Rs.

The Regional 3R Forum in Asia is composed of high-level government representatives of Asian countries, representatives of international organizations, and a Subsidiary Expert Group (SEG) to share best practices, policies, tools, technologies, etc. in key thematic areas of the 3Rs/waste management. The SEG provides strategic feedback and necessary capacity-building support to the developing nations in Asia, including technical advisory support. The SEG of the Regional 3R Forum in Asia and their roles were introduced at the Inaugural Meeting of the Regional 3R Forum in Asia, held on 11-12 November 2009. The SEG is not a fixed group and will change time to time based on the actual needs and scope of the 3R related activities/events, including the Regional 3R Forum.

2.Role of the Experts
The overall roles of the Experts are defined as follows:
  • Provide overall advisory support/strategic guidance to member countries of the Regional 3R Forum in Asia in promoting/strengthening the 3R policies and activities, under the overall framework of the Forum (main role).
  • Participate in the Regional 3R Forum in Asia and other relevant meetings and share best practices/experiences/tools/technologies in their field of expertise, and provide substantive technical input to policy consultations concerning various waste management issues, including sustainability aspects (main role).
  • Participate in national-level meetings/policy consultations/workshops as resource persons, as and when necessary (optional role).
  • Review and provide comment/feedback on the relevant sections of the draft national 3R strategies and other policy documents, source books, etc., as and when necessary (optional role).
The Experts are expected to provide their contribution in specific thematic area(s) as listed below. For the specific field of expertise and professional experiences of the experts, click their names and refer the Curriculum Vitae.

List of Subsidiary Expert Group Members of the Regional 3R Forum
No. Name of Expert 3R Thematic Areas
1 Ijaz Hossain
Chemical Engineering Department, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
  • Industrial and Hazardous Waste; Energy Efficiency, Climate Change Mitigation, CDM
2 Sunil Herat
Senior Lecturer in Waste Management & Head
Griffith University E-waste project, Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University, Australia
  • Electrical and Electronic Waste (e-waste)
3 A. H. Md. Maqsood Sinha
Executive Director
Waste Concern, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Waste Management & Recycling, Green Jobs, Climate Change MItigation, Co-benefits/CDM
4 Anne Scheinberg
Senior Adviser
Valorisation and Waste Management, Solid Waste Consulting Group WASTE, Advisers on Urban Environment and Development
  • Recycling Planning; Informal & Value Chain Recycling, Stakeholder Participation; Inclusive Recycling
5 George C. Varughese
Development Alternatives
  • Municipal Solid Waste,
  • Resource Efficiency,
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Social aspects/ Poverty/ MDG (Livelihoods)
6 Chettiyappan Visvanathan
Environmental Engineering and Management, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute for Technology
  • Urban Waste
  • Medical Healthcare Waste
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Outreach and Dissemination
7 Magnus Bengtsson
Project Manager
Waste and Resources Project, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
  • Municipal solid waste
  • Resource efficiency
  • Climate Change & Waste Management
  • E-waste
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Extended Producer Responsibility
8 Li Jinhui
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University &
Executive Secretary
Basel Convention Coordinating Center for Asia and the Pacific
  • Industrial and Hazardous Waste, Transboundary Issues
9 Yuichi Moriguchi
Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
  • Resource Productivity, Sound Material-cycle Society
10 Atsushi Terazono
International Material Cycles Section, Research Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Material Cycle Society
11 Shinichi Sakai
The University of Kyoto
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Material Cycle Society
12 Masaru Tanaka
Professor and Director
Sustainability Research Institute, Tottori University of Environment Studies, Japan
  • Municipal Solid Waste Management
13 Huynh Trung Hai
Associate Professor and Director
Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (INEST), Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST)
  • Electric and Electronic Waste (e-waste)
  • Industrial and Hazardous Waste
14 Anthony Shun Fung Chiu
Industrial Engineering Department, Research Scientist, Center for Engineering & Sustainable Development Research (CESDR), De La Salle University
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Energy Efficiency
15 Pariatamby Agamuthu
Senior Professor
Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya
  • Municipal Solid Waste, Resource Efficiency, Agriculture/Biomass Waste, 3R Policy Gaps, 3R and Climate change
16 Geng Yong
Chair and Professor
Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Circular Economy
17 Michikazu Kojima
Environment and Natural Resource Studies Group, Interdisciplinary Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
  • Industrial and Hazardous Waste
  • Electric and Electronic Waste (e-waste)
  • Transboundary Issues
18 Hong Wen Ma
Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University
  • Resource Efficiency
19 Prasad Modak
Executive President
Environmental Management Centre, India
  • Waste Management and Resource Efficiency in a Green Economy
  • Integrated Waste Management
  • Cleaner Production
20 Luis F. Diaz
CalRecovery, Inc., and Chair,
Task Group on Solid Waste Management for Developing Countries of the International Waste Working Group (IWWG)
  • Waste and Energy Management
  • Sustainable Waste Treatment and Disposal
  • Sanitary Landfill
21 Alban Casimir
Commercial Director for Asia
Asia and the Pacific Branch, Bionersis
  • Waste-to-Energy
  • CDM
  • Waste Policies in Climate Mitigation/Adaptation
  • Municipal Solid Waste
22 K. D. Bhardwaj
Senior Program Officer
Industry Department, Asian Productivity Organization (APO)
  • Green Productivity
  • Eco-products
  • Waste Management
23 Heinz Schandl
Senior Science Leader
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), &
Adjunct Associate Professor
Australian National University, Crawford School of Economics and Government
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Green Economy
24 Reka Soos
Green Partners Ltd
  • Environmental Economics in the contexts of Climate Change, Waste Management and Energy
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