Demonstration Projects

Demonstration projects are methods to replicate successful policies and programmes in different situations. The outcomes of such projects are shared through mutual information exchange and study tour programmes.
Activities that may qualify for demonstration project status under the Kitakyushu Initiative programme are those that essentially involve actions at the ground-level aiming towards tangible improvement in environmental quality and promotion of socio-economic livelihoods at the local level, monitors progress using quantitative and qualitative indicators, demonstrates enhanced participation by local stakeholders, and encourages a replication approach. All demonstration projects are implemented with the purpose of verifying various targets, approaches, and concrete measures in urban environmental management.

Demonstration projects are defined in detail by the municipal environmental section, which will be the main implementing body, and are implemented with advice from supporting organisations. Monitoring of the progress of the project through the systematic use of quantitative indicators has become an essential element in the implementation of pilot activities. Activities are carried out through the designation of a small community as a model area, where the effects of input and output are visible to the local residents; in other words, where it is clear to determine how the actions of residents directly contribute to the improvement of the environment.

For more information on each of the projects below, please click on the city name.

Khan-Uul, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Energy efficiency 2004-2005
Tehran, Iran Water use efficiency 2004-2005
Cebu, Philippines To improve the overall urban environment with particular focus on river water quality and solid waste management Dec 2004 to Aug 2005
Nonthaburi, Thailand Promotion of recycling and reduction of waste Jan-Dec 2002
Weihai, China Feasibility study on the privatisation of industrial wastewater treatment Jun 2002-Jun 2003
Puerto Princesa, Philippines Vehicular reduction strategy for air pollution prevention and climate change mitigation 2002 (Six month study (ICLEI))
Chongqing, China Policy responses for urban air quality management 1991-2000 2002 (Three month study (IGES))
Dhaka, Bangladesh Solid waste management planning Aug 2003-Dec 2003
Korat, Thailand Construction of small-scale treatment facilities for domestic wastewater 2002-2004
Surabaya, Indonesia Stakeholder participation in urban air quality management Feb 2003-Oct 2004
Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam Industrial management for environmental pollution control 2003-2004
Bago City, Philippines Solid Waste Management as a Social Enterprise: Community-based 3R Approaches in Bago City, Philippines November 2007- April 2008

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

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

Kitakyushu Initiative Network Secretariat
3-9-30 Asano, Kokurakita-ku
Kitakyushu City 802-0001 Japan