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December 27, 2021

Report: Online Seminar "JICA Clean City Initiative (JCCI) Kick-off International Seminar"

Title, Date

JICA Clean City Initiative (JCCI) Kick-off International Seminar
Date of Seminar: WED 19th, THU 20th January 2022
Language of Seminar: Japanese, English, and Spanish (Simultaneous interpretation available)
Date of Online Exhibition: TUE 18th, THU 27th January 2022
Number of participants (number of register at EventHub): 708 participants and 39 exhibitors, in total 747 (from 56 countries)

* Presentation materials and recordings: Presentation materials (PDF) are available on a special online site (EventHub), and videos in each of the three languages (Japanese, English, Spanish) will be available around the end of February 2022. Until the official video is released, the Zoom recording data (original audio/no interpretation or subtitles) is available on EventHub for a limited time.

* To view presentation and recording, registration is required (free) .

Organizer: JICA
Supported by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOF), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Ministry of Environment (MOE), Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Seminar Outline

JICA will contribute to the realization of "clean cities" in urban areas of developing countries based on the "JICA Clean City Initiative (JCCI)". This seminar aimed to share the image of the future realization of the JCCI with the relevant parties, by inviting various people from developing countries' governments, development aid agencies, Japanese local governments, ministries and agencies, etc., to review the good practices from the formulation of policies and plans to the implementation of measures, which were triggered by Japan's cooperation. We also discussed how to create a recycling-oriented society and a low-carbon/decarbonaized society for sustainable development in developing countries. It also provided an opportunity to introduce Japan's excellent products and technologies related to environmental management and climate change, which will contribute to future collaboration and network building (Business Pitch).


The seminar is held simultaneously in the main hall and the side hall on January 19 and 20.

Main Hall

Opening, Remarks
Mr. YAMADA Junichi, Executive Senior Vice President JICA
Mr. ONO Hiroshi Director, General, Global Environment Bureau Ministry of Environment (MOE)

Keynote Speech: " Japan's Experience and International Cooperation on Environmental Management through JCCI"
Dr. Prof. TAKEMOTO Kazuhiko, President, Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center (OECC)

"JCCI Case Study (Promoting "Clean Cities" in Vietnam)"
Mr. Miyazaki Akihiro, Deputy Director General, Group Director for Environmental Management, JICA
Dr. Nguyen The Dong, Vice President of Vietnam Association for Safe water and Environment (AWATEN)
Ms. Tran Thanh Tam, Deputy head, Foreign Economic Division,Department of Quang Ninh Planning and Investment (DPI)
Mr. Akihiko Haga, Secretary of the Japanese Embassy in Vietnum (Ministry of Environment, Japan)
Mr. Norihide Tamoto, JICA Expert in Ministry of Construction, Vietnam, & Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan
Moderator: Mr. Ichiro Adachi, Executive Senior Research Fellow, JICA

"Solid waste management in Bangladesh: collective actions towards clean cities."
Ms. Yuriko Kudo, JICA Expert & Chief Consultant, International Division, Yachiyo Engineering Co., Ltd.
Dr. Md. Sufiullah Siddik Bhuiyan, Executive Engineer, Waste Management Department, Dhaka South City Corporation, Bangladesh
Mr. Amit Datta Roy, Senior Project Officer (Urban Infrastructure), Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Mr. Ken Saeki, Senior Representative, JICA Bangladesh Office
Moderator: Mr. Mitomori, Kohji, Director, Office for Climate Change, Global Environment Department, JICA

"Development under the declaration of carbon neutrality (contribution of the environmental management sector to climate change)"
Mr. Kawanishi Masato, JICA Expert
Mr. Junichi Fujino, Programme Director, City Taskforce, The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Ms. Kamisah Mohd Ghazali, Lead, Resilient Environment, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Malaysia
Mr. ARIMA Takanori, Executive Director, Environment Bureau, City of Kitakyushu, Japan


"From projects to sustainable development and progress"
Mr. Arturo Gavilán, Director of Research on Contaminants, Chemicals, Wastes and Biosafety, Mexican National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (SEMARNAT)
Mr. Luis Reolon, Director of the Environmental Quality Division, Ministry of the Environment, Uruguay
Dr. Monthip Sriratana, Senior Advisor, National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT)
Mr. Sergio Campos, Water and Sanitation Division Chief, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Dr. Eiji Iwasaki, Director, Global Environment Department, JICA

"Toward a Recycling-Oriented Society and Economy"
Mr. ITO Takaaki, Director, Office for Promotion of Sound Material-Cycle Society, Environmental Regeneration and Material Cycles Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Mr. Tibor Sztaricskai, Policy Officer at Unit for Environment and Sustainable Resources of the European Commission's Directorate General for International Partnerships
Dr. YOSHIDA Mitsuo, Senior Advisor, JICA

"Towards sustainable development and carbon neutrality"
Ms. Anggi Pertiwi Putri, Planner for Environmental Affairs Directorate, Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), Indonesia
Ms. Woranuch Suaykakaow, Deputy Director General of Department of Environment, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Thailand
Mr. ORII Ryoichiro, Executive Director, Development Cooperation Department, International Affairs Bureau, City of Yokohama, Japan

Closing Remarks
Mr. ONODERA Seiichi, Senior Vice President, JICA

Side Hall

"Japan's Infrastructure Export Strategy and the Japanese government supporting structure"
Mr.ABE Ichiro, Director, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, Trade Promotion Division (METI)
Mr. Ryuzo Sugimoto, Director, International Cooperation and Sustainable Infrastructure Office, International Strategy Division, Global Environmental Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

"Local government cooperation (development cooperation with private companies)"
Mr. UCHIDA Kazuhiro, Senior Adviser, Japan Sewage Works Agency
Mr. YOKOUCHI Noriaki, Director, Development Cooperation Department, International Affairs Bureau, City of Yokohama,

Introduction of products and technologies (mainly in the field of Environmental Management) by Japanese companies.
13 Private Companies
Sewage treatment facilities and pipes, Safe toilet, Johkaso, Monitoring equipment and system for air and water quality, Incinerator of medical wastes, Reuse and recycling of solar panels, waste plastic products, and Bioplastic.


"Achievements through grassroots cooperation
(Inter-municipal cooperation)"
Mr. HIMURO Atsushi, Senior Officer, Nagoya City Waterworks and Sewerage Bureau, Nagoya City
Mr. Jose Galvan Gomez, Subdirector de Tratamiento y Reuso, Mexico City, SACMEX,
Mr. OGAWA Masayoshi, Managing Director, Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation for children (LEAF)

Overseas expansion of Japanese companies and technologies
Mr. SUGIO Toru, Senior Negotiator for Climate Change, Climate Change Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA)
Mr. Keitaro Tsuji, Deputy Director, International Cooperation and Sustainable Infrastructure Office, International Strategy Division, Global Environmental Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan (Former JICA Environmental Policy Advisor to Indonesia)

Presentation on products and technologies by Japanese companies (mainly in the field of Climate Change)
9 Private Companies
Technologies and Products of Mitigation and Adaptation: Renewable energy, Hydrogen Utilization, Measuring instruments for CO2 capture, Fluorocarbons (F-gas) Reclamation, High-efficiency AC systems, Fire-extinguisher for forest fire, wood/plastic recycled building material and Early warning system for slope failure.
And also Technologies, Products and Services: Software of Logistics Optimization and Waste-collection Optimization, Survey for Litter Distribution through Image Analysis and Measurement and analysis of microplastics.

Background / Purpose

JICA has introduced a comprehensive project management unit called the "Global Agenda" as a complement to the traditional project-based management system. In the field of environmental management and climate change countermeasures, JICA will implement the cooperation of capacity building for the governmental organization in charge with environmental management, and contribute to building a sustainable society that secure environmental quality and preserves the health and living environment of people in developing countries by promoting environmental measures such as waste management and prevention of water and air pollution.

JICA will promote the GA in urban areas of developing countries and named the "JICA Clean City Initiative" to contribute to the realization of "clean cities".


If you have any inquiries, please contact the secretariat of JCCI event Kuze (Ms.) / Hieda (Mr.) via email with a title of "Inquiry for JCCI event".

E-mail: jcci-secretariat@oecc.or.jp


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