SIDS 2014 Conference - Parallel Event (Off-site): Expanding Waste Management Services of Pacific Island Countries through International PPPs
3 Sep 2014 - 3 Sep 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Apia, Samoa

SPREP Campus (TEC conference room), Apia, Samoa

Griffith University, Australia


  1. Consider the international PPP for a sustainable waste management in PICs

  2. Identify the policy and institutional measures for treating with plastics and e-waste issues in PICs

  3. Recognize the concept and initiatives on 3R + Return and discuss the need to develop an effective regional cooperative framework to promote it


Provisional Programme
Chair: Mr. David Sheppard, Director General, SPREP
Facilitator : Dr. Frank Griffin, Hazardous Waste Management Adviser, SPREP
TimeProvisional ProgrammeSpeaker/PanelAffiliation/Title
9:30-9:45Opening AddressMr. David SheppardDirector General, SPREP
Hon. Mr. Kazumasa ShibutaEmbassy of Japan in the Independent State of Samoa
Mr. Nikhil SethDirector, Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DSD/UN DESA)
9:45-10:35Regional Approach to Integrated Waste Management in PICTsDr. David HaynesDirector, Waste Management and Pollution Control, SPREP / IPLA Sub-Regional Secretariat for the Pacific
Emerging Waste Management Issues and Opportunities for International PPPs – Case of SamoaMr. Suluimalo Amataga PenaiaChief Executive Officer, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Government of Samoa
3R+“Return” in PICTs – Challenges in Engaging the Private and inter-regional cooperationMr. Shiro AmanoChief Advisor, J-PRISM, JICA
P3R+ (Taking 3R forward in the Pacific Region)Dr. Melchior MatakiPermanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management, & Meteorology, Government of the Solomon Islands
Regional Training and Capacity Building Towards Successful 3R Implementation in SIDS PresentationMs. Lusiana RalogaivauGEF - Project Coordinator, SPREP on behalf of Griffith University
10:45-11:50Panel Discussion
Q.1: How to promote international PPPs in waste sector of PICs? What are the challenges and opportunities?
Q2: In order to deal with plastics and e-waste issues in PICTs, what policy and institutional measures are essential? How effectively private sector could be engaged?
Q 3: Should PICTs consider a regional cooperative framework on collectively promoting the 3R + Return? What are the challenges and opportunities?
All Panelists & participants
11:50-12:00Summary & ClosingMr. David Sheppard (Chair)Director General, SPREP

Previous/recent IPLA meetings & Events

IPLA Global Forum
IPLA Global Forum 2015 (Oct 2015, Moscow, Russia)
IPLA Global Forum 2014 of ISWA 2014 Solid Waste World Congress (Sep 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil)
IPLA Global Forum 2013 (Sep 2013, Boras, Sweden)
IPLA Global Forum 2012 (Sep 2012, Seoul, Republic of Korea)
Special Event of ISWA World Congress 2011 (Oct 2011, Daegu, Republic of Korea)
IPLA Launching - Side Event on Building Partnerships for Moving Towards Zero Waste (CSD-19) (May 2011, New York, USA)
CSD Intersessional Conference on on Building Partnerships for Moving towards Zero Waste (Feb 2011, Tokyo, Japan)

Regional & Sub-Regional Meeting, Workshop, Event
IPLA event - International Dialogue on Solid Waste Management Towards Zero Waste (Mar 2015, Bogota, Colombia)
High-level Interactive Forum on Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation for Knowledge and Capacity Development in Waste Management (Dec 2014, Lagos, Nigeria)
2014 IPLA Europe Forum at IFAT 2014 (May 2014, Munich, Germany)
Workshop on Moving Towards Resource Efficient and Zero Waste Cities for city and local government officials from Semarang City, Indonesia (Oct 2013, Brisbane, Australia)
IPLA Side Events during Rio+20 (Jun 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
International Meeting Bogota Zero Waste: Towards a Culture of Utilization (Feb 2012, Bogota, Colombia)
IPLA Forum of the Private Sector (Feb 2012, Nagoya, Japan)

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