5th Thematic Seminar: Public Participation (20-21 January 2004, Kitakyushu, Japan)

Four thematic seminars have been held since September 2002 on solid waste management, public-private partnerships for urban water supply and wastewater treatment, urban air quality management, and industrial relocation. The fifth thematic seminar in the thematic seminar series will be held on "public participation" for urban environmental management, with particular focus on the fields of water supply and sanitation, and solid waste management. The Seminar will cover the following areas:

  • Public participation and its role in urban environmental management
  • Drivers for public participation
  • Formal and informal institutional arrangements to facilitate public participation
  • Challenges and prospects in Kitakyushu Initiative Network cities
  • How lessons learned from successful practices can be transferred to cities with similar challenges
Presentations will be made on successful cases and challenges in the actions and improvement of public participation and awareness of residents in environmental protection through various modes, such as environmental education, as well as cooperation with residents in regard to intermediate treatment and collection of waste.

Presentations and discussions will also be carried out by experts on the latest trends in environmental education and activities to improve the environmental awareness of residents. Analysis and development of proposals to extract successful elements and address challenges will be conducted and disseminated through the Kitakyushu Initiative Network.

Seminar Output

  • Confirmation of the importance of the use of various modes to improve public participation, including environmental education
  • Confirmation of the importance of the involvement of NGO groups and other resident groups in environmental activities
  • Evaluation of successful and unsuccessful cases in cities in Asia-Pacific region

Seminar Objectives

  • Open discussions on successful and unsuccessful practices in public participation with focus on environmental education and public awareness
  • Communication with experts with regard to public participation

General Information

Item PDF
Seminar Programme (English) 62.5KB
Seminar Programme (Japanese) 181KB
Seminar Overview 28.9KB
General Analysis 291KB
Participants List 29.8KB
Paper and Presentation Guidelines 49.8KB

Presentations & Papers

SESSION 1: Public participation in water supply and sanitation

Presentations Presenter Papers (PDF) Powerpoint (PDF)
Environmental preservation activities by local citizens in Kitakyushu: The case of the NPO Kitakyushu Biotope Network Research Group Prof. Dewancker Bart Julien, The University of Kitakyushu (Japan) 73.6KB Due to the large size, the secretariat is unable to upload the file to this website. Please contact the secretariat for copies.
Preparing awareness materials for wetland conservation: An innovative approach to community action Dr. Bishnu Bhandari, Environmental Education Project (IGES) 45.8KB 16.1KB
Public participation in environmental improvement and protection programme: Study case in Semarang City Mr. Edi Waluyo, Bintari Foundation, Semarang (Indonesia) 700KB Due to the large size, the secretariat is unable to upload the file to this website. Please contact the secretariat for copies.
NGO activities in the improvement of river quality and environmental education Engr. Benilda Q. Gadin, University of Cebu (Philippines) 17.1KB 1.82MB
Community Participation in Water Supply and Sanitation Schemes around Hyderabad (Sindh), Pakistan Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed Memon, Urban Environmental Management Project (IGES) 450KB 958KB
Orangi Pilot Project Mr. Mir Hussain Ali, City District Government Karachi (Pakistan) 43.5KB 1.45KB
Yokohama Waterworks’ environmental activities Ms. Yasuko Kume, City of Yokohama (Japan) 39.5KB 4.20MB

SESSION II: Public participation in solid waste management

Presentations Presenter Papers (PDF) Powerpoint (PDF)
Solid waste management in Dhaka: A participatory approach Mr. Muhammad Abul Hasnat, Dhaka City Corporation (Bangladesh) 67KB 1.02MB
Clean Environment in Nonthaburi: The Pilot Project for Maximizes Recycling and Minimizes Waste (Phibulsongkram and Suan Klang Muang 3 Village) Mr. Permpong Pumwiset, Nonthaburi Municipality (Thailand) 425KB Due to the large size, the secretariat is unable to upload the file to this website. Please contact the secretariat for copies.
Cebu City's Experience in Public Participation in Urban Environmental Management Mr. Paul Villarete, Cebu City (Philippines) Not available 377KB
Waste Reduction with Citizen's Participation Ube City (Japan) 136KB 266KB
The Challenge for an Environmental City Minamata Ms. Miho Ishihara, Minamata City (Japan) Not available Due to the large size, the secretariat is unable to upload the file to this website. Please contact the secretariat for copies.
Public Participation and Municipal Solid Waste Management in Selected Asian Cities Dr. Mara Regina Mendes, Urban Environmental Management Project 34.9KB --

SESSION III: Modes to improve public particpation

Presentations Presenter Papers (PDF) Powerpoint (PDF)
Public Participation and Environmental Education: Japanese Experiences and Asian Countries' Prospects Prof. Hiroyuki Miyake, The University of Kitakyushu (Japan) 54.6KB 80KB
Environmental education in Kitakyushu Ms. Misuzu Morimoto, Kitakyushu Environment Museum (Japan) 38KB Due to the large size, the secretariat is unable to upload the file to this website. Please contact the secretariat for copies.
eLearning for public participation Ms. Reiko Koyama, Capacity Building Programme (IGES) Not available 499KB

 

Related Information

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