Study Tours

The study tour programme was formulated to provide Network cities with an opportunity to observe successful activities first-hand, not only on paper, but in the environment in which the activities were carried out. The objective of this programme is to provide visiting cities with the benefit of observing how partner cities have addressed similar issues--from conception to implementation to expansion--, and discuss these issues directly with representatives of the host city, including residents and those who were involved in or affected by the implementation of the activities. Host cities have been selected based on the achievement level of their activities in conducting pilot projects during the first cycle, as well as their potential to act as "informal" advisors to the cities that participate in the programme.
 

CITY STUDY TOUR DATE
Surabaya, Indonesia Environmental, social and economic benefits of household composting: Supporting the development of "mini-enterprises" February 2007
Nonthaburi, Thailand Study tour in Nonthaburi and Bangkok: Independent study tour by Dhaka, Bangladesh, to study community activities to decrease waste generation in households and promote separation at source (Aug 2006) 22-26 Aug 2006
Nonthaburi, Thailand Community activities to decrease waste generation in households and promote separation at source (click the title for the full report) 12-16 Dec 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific


Environment Section
Environment and Sustainable Development Division
United Nations Building, Rajdamnern Avenue
Bangkok 10200 Thailand
Email: escap-esdd-evs@un.org

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies


Kitakyushu Initiative Network Secretariat
3-9-30 Asano, Kokurakita-ku
Kitakyushu City 802-0001 Japan
Email: kitakyushu-initiative@iges.or.jp