Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) training workshop on building capacity to deal with the illegal shipments of e-waste and near-end-of-life electronics
10 Jul 2012 - 13 Jul 2012
Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) training workshop on building capacity to deal with the illegal shipments of e-waste and near-end-of-life electronics was held on 10-13 July 2012, in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. This workshop was being implemented as a follow up to the GMS Workshop on National Strategy of Integrating Solid Waste Management and 3Rs, held in Do Son, Viet Nam, on 28 and 29 July 2010.

Institute for Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment/ Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE/MONRE), Viet Nam
United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Supporting Organizations:
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Secretariat of the Basel Convention
Viet Nam Cleaner Production Centre
Ministry of the Environment of Japan

Concept Note (PDF)

Programme (PDF)

Participants (PDF)
Approximately 50 participants from the Greater Mekong Sub-region countries (Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam) and from international organizations and research institutions including the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) of Japan, Institute of Developing Economies/Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO), the Regional Intelligence Liaison Office for Asia and the Pacific (RILO/AP), and the International Labour Organization (ILO).


Special Event on Possible Introduction of Recycling Certification in Asia
Session 1: Introduction
ESM discussion under Basel Process Dr. Shunichi Honda, MOEJ (PDF)

Recycling facilities in Asia Mr. Michikazu Kojima, IDE/JETRO (PDF)

Session 2: Existing Certification Schemes
About WEELABEX Dr Thérèse Shryane, WEEE Forum (PDF)

About R2 (Responsible Recycling) Certification Ms. Lynn Rubinstein, R2 Solutions (PDF)

Proposed joint standard for e-waste management of Australia and New Zealand Ms. Helen Bolton, MfE-NZ (PDF)

Session 1:
Environmental perspectives Dr. Atsushi Terazono, NIES (PDF)

Human health perspectives Ms. Qian Cheng, ILO ROAP (PDF)

Resource efficiency perspectives Mr. C.R.C. Mohanty, UNCRD (PDF)

Session 2:
Country presentation Cambodia (PDF)

Country presentation China (PDF)

Country presentation China MOEP (PDF)

Country presentation Lao PDR (PDF)

Session 3:
Update of enforcement activities Dr. Jinhui Li, BCRC China (PDF)

Border control activities in Asia - progresses and challenges Dr. Shunichi Honda, MOE-Japan (PDF)

Regional and international activities for combating illegal transboundary movements Ms. Rebecca So, RILO/AP (PDF)

Countering WEEE Illegal Trade (CWIT) sharing the cases from Europe Dr. Thérèse Shryane, WEEE Forum (PDF)

Session 4:
Country presentation Myanmar (PDF)

Country presentation Thailand (PDF)

Country presentation Thailand MONRE (PDF)

Country presentation Viet Nam (PDDF)

Technical Session 1:
Detection, prevention and control of illegal traffic of e-waste and near-end-of-life electronics Dr. Atsushi Terazono, NIES (PDF)

Technical Session 2:
EPR Policies for Electronics Dr. Yasuhiko Hotta and Mr. Shiko Hayashi, IGES (PDF)

Innovative policies and programmes for e-waste management: Cases Dr. Musthaq Ahmed Memon, UNEP IETC (PDF)

E-waste Take-Back System Design Mr. Michikazu Kojima, IDE/JETRO (PDF)

Sustainable business model involving SMEs Mr. Jerome Stucki, UNIDO (PDF)

Working Group A Presentation (PDF)

Working Group B Presentation (PDF)

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