KitaQ System Composting Seminar 2012 Programme

Day 1 - Monday 16th July 2012

  Arrival of Participants

Day 2 - Tuesday 17th July 2012

09:15 - 09:30 Orientation
09:30 - 09:50 Transit to Kitakyushu City Office
10:00 - 10:30 A courtesy visit to Kitakyushu City Office
10:30 - 10:50 Transit to JICA, KIC
15:00 - 15:30 Orientation
15:35 - 15:50 Transit to Kitakyushu Environmental Museum
16:00 - 17:00 Visiting Kitakyushu Environmental Museum
17:00 - 17:10 Transit to JICA, KIC

Day 3 - Wednesday 18th July 2012

Session 1: Opening Session

09:00 - 09:15

Welcoming Remarks:

  • Mr. Keiichi Muraoka, Director General, JICA, KIC
  • Mr. Hiroshi Imanaga, Director General, Environmental Bureau, Kitakyushu City
09:15 - 10:15

Introductory Presentations:

10:15 - 10:30 Tea Break

Session 2: Progress Report by the Participants

(Cities which have submitted action plans following the 2011 seminar)

10:30 - 12:30

Facilitated by Dr. Mitsuo Yoshida, Senior Advisor (Environment), JICA and Dr. Jagath Premakumara, Policy Researcher, IGES KUC

(Each city has 10 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for discussion)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 15:15

Facilitated by Dr. Mitsuo Yoshida, Senior Advisor (Environment), JICA and Dr. Jagath Premakumara, Policy Researcher, IGES KUC

(Each city has 10 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for discussion)

Session 3: Site Visit

15:15 - 15:55 Transit to the Merry Corporation at Wakamatsu
16:00 - 17:30
  • Study of mechnical applications for the creation of compost within institutions and residential areas
  • Site visits to observe the practice of composting in organic farming
17:30 - 18:10 Transit to JICA, KIC
18:30 - 19:30 Reception at JICA

Day 4 - Thursday 19th July 2012

Session 1: Experience Sharing

09:00 - 10:45 Introduction to the Municipal Waste Administration, Mrs. Tateishi Shizu, Resource Circulation Division, City of Kitakyushu Environment Bureau 
10:45 - 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 - 12:30

Facilitated by Dr. Mitsuo Yoshida, Senior Advisor (Environment), JICA and Dr. Jagath Premakumara, Policy Researcher, IGES KUC

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break

Session 2: Group Discussion

13:30 - 14:40

Identify the key outcomes, measures and action areas with quantitative indicators in promoting successful practices:

Discussion points:

  • Outputs
    • Achievements of any waste reduction targets, environmental, social and economic benefits
  • Measures and Actions Completed
    • Awareness raising and environmental education in waste separation at source
    • Establishment of composting facility (household, community and institutions) for organic waste and material recovery facility or waste bank for recycling materials
    • Partnership building, institutional and policy arrangements
    • Any others

Facilitated by Dr. Mitsuo Yoshida, Senior Advisor (Environment), JICA and Dr. Jagath Premakumara, Policy Researcher, IGES KUC

Session 3: Site Visits

14:50 - 15:20 Transit to JPOWER/JPec, Wakamatsu
15:30 - 16:40 Technical Advice on the Creation of Compost and Solving Common Associated Problems by Ms. Sayaka Yaoya, Wakamatsu Environmental Research Institute, JPOWER/JPec
16:50 - 16:55 Transit to Yoshihara Farm
17:00 - 18:00 Observation of community composting and organic farming by Ms. Sanae Yoshihara
18:00 - 18:35 Transit to JICA, KIC

Day 5 - Friday 20th July 2012

Session 1: Site Visit

09:00 - 09:20 Transit to Honjo Recycling Centre
09:30 - 10:20 Observation of recycling facility in Honjo
10:30 - 11:30 Visit of waste sorting facilities of Beetle Management Co., Ltd
11:40 - 12:00 Transit to JICA, KIC
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break

Session 2: Group Discussion

13:00 - 15:00

Preparation of revised action plans

  • Possibility of replication of short term projects at the city wide level to achieve long term targets
    • Major features that can be replicated
    • Required elements for replicating
    • Quantative indicators for monitoring

Facilitated by Dr. Mitsuo Yoshida, Senior Advisor (Environment), JICA and Dr. Jagath Premakumara, Policy Researcher, IGES KUC

15:00 - 15:15 Tea Break
15:15 - 17:00 Presentation of the revised actions plans
17:00 - 17:45

Discussion concerning the identification of effective mechanisms for follow-up and networking amongst participant cities

Facilitated by Dr. Mitsuo Yoshida, Senior Advisor (Environment), JICA and Dr. Jagath Premakumara, Policy Researcher, IGES KUC

17:45 - 18:00 Wrap Up and Closing Remarks
18:00 - 20:00 Farewell Party at JICA