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5th SWEEP-Net Regional Forum on Integrated SWM : Results

21 April 2015
5th SWEEP-Net Regional Forum on Integrated SWM : Results

SWEEP-Net held its 5th Regional Forum on "Economic and Social Solutions for Sustainable Management of the Environment" in Tunis/ Tunisia from April 14th to 16th, 2015.

The Forum introduced solid waste management from an opportunity perspective rather than a liability point of view. The Tunis Declaration, as a result, focuses on the latest matters and accomplishments in the waste management field. The Forum covered the political dimension of green economy and sustainable municipal development, and offered networking opportunities for both individuals and corporations.

Please find below the Forum Agenda,and the list of participants. The Tunis Declaration will be published soon:

 For further information on the content topics, please find the forum material below:

Day 1

Plenary Session 1: Opening Session

Welcoming words
Anis Ismail, Senior Coordinator, SWEEP-Net/GIZ, Tunisia
Welcoming words
Markus Luecke, Team Leader, SWEEP-Net/GIZ, Tunisia
Welcoming words
Andreas Reinicke, German Ambassador in Tunisia
Welcoming words
Hatem Ben KdimChief of the Cabinet of the Ministry of Environment,
Keynote speech 1
Mr. Klaus Toepfer, Former UNEP Executive Director, Germany
Keynote speech 2
Mr. Mounir Majdoub, Senior Environmental Policy Specialist, Tunisia

Plenary Session 2: Innovative Thinking for Green Jobs

Introduction to the session
Chair: Mr. Hamed Abid,Governor of Tunis
Social and Economic Inclusion of the Informal Sector
Ms. Anne Scheinberg, Springloop, Netherlands
Cost of Environmental Degradation Analysis in the Solid Waste Sector as Basis for Political Decision Making
Mr. Sherif Arif, Senior Environmental Specialist, Egypt
Biomimicry: Adaptaton of Biological Processes into Economy 
Mr. Gaetan Dartevelle, Germany
Purification of the Tunisian Phosphoric Acid for the Solid Waste Valorisation
Ms. Hayet Omri, Scientific Researcher and Parliamentary, Tunisia

Parrallel Session 1: Institutional Decision Making: The Art of Working Together

Introduction to the session
Chair: Mr. Fadhel Ghariani, International Expert Environmental Policy, Tunisia
Presentation of the Tunisian Waste Management Agency - ANGed
Mr. Habib Omrane, General Director of the Tunisian Waste Management Agency (ANGed), Tunisia
Presentation of the Algerian National Waste Agency - AND
Ms. Kahina Ben Haddadi, National Waste Agency (AND), Algeria
The French Strategy for Solid Waste Management
Mr. Thierry Meraud, French Agency for the Environment and Energy Management (ADEME), France
Overview on the Institutional Consolidation Process in Egypt
Mr. Ahmad Saad, Ministry of the Environment, Egypt

Parrallel Session 2: Marine Littering: Ecologic & Economic implications (Part 1)

Introduction to the session
Chair: Mrs. Maria Cortes-Puch (UN-SDSN)
The Seabed Cleanup Initiative in Djerba Island (FEM- PNUD)
Mr. Khaled Mosleh, Tipaza Djerba Club, Tunisia
Cost of Environmental Degradation due to Solid Waste Practices- Case of Djerba Island, Tunisia
Mr. Ilyes Abdeljaoued, Environmental Specialist, Tunisia
Gulf of Gabes Marine and Coastal Resources Protect
Mrs. Amira Ghorbel Wannes, National Institute of Science and Technology of the Sea, INSTM, Tunisia
A Long and Expensive Way from Littering Problem to Real Actions? Opposite Example of Let's Do It! World Cleanup!
Mrs. Katrin Kurg, Let's Do It Mediterranean, Coordinator for Egypt and Morocco, Estonia

Parrallel Session 3: Producers and Consumers: Who’s Liable?

Introduction to the session
Chair: Mr. Sami Makki, General Director the CPSCL, Tunisia
Circular Economy as a Model to Overcome Transition - Vision or Reality
Mr. Goran Vujic, International Solid Waste Association ISWA, Serbia
The Ecotax System for the SWM in Tunisia
Mr. Mohamed Toumi, Head of Department, ANGed, Tunisia
EPR, Gateway to a Circular Economy: Korean Experience
Mr. Junewoo Park, Professor in Sangmyung Univ, Korea
Waste Tyre Recycling
Mr. Matthias Eske, Adelmann Umwelt GmbH, Germany

Parrallel Session 4: Emerging Issues for Informal Sector Integration (Part 1)

Introduction to the session
Chair: Mrs. Reka Soos,RWA, Romania
Institutionalization: Opening the Contracting Process to Informal Enterprises; The Case of Egypt
Ms. Mai Mosalam, Ministry of State for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements, Egypt
Maputo Micro Enterprises
Mr. Joachim Stretz, GIZ/ National SWM Program, Egypt
Palestinian Case: Absorption of Informal Recyclers Into the Formal Service Chain
Yasser Dweik, JSC-H&B, Palestine (held by Rachel Savain)
Cooperatives as Umbrelle Organisations
Mr. David Narvaez, Recycler, Nicaragua

Parrallel Session 6: Intermunicipal Cooperation: a Utopia?

Introduction to the session
Chair: Mr. Sherif Arif, Senior EnvironmentalSpecialist, Egypt
The Intermunicipal Cooperation in Morocco
Mr. Fouad Zakari, Ministry of Interior, Morocco
Challanges and Obstacles of Intermunicipal Cooperation in the MENA Region (Focus on Tunisia and Morocco)
Mr. Fadhel Ghariani, International Expert Environmental Policy, Tunisia
Intermunicipal Cooperation in Irak
Mrs. Taghreed Abdulrazzaq, Ministry of the Environment, Irak
The Unions of Municipalities in Lebanon
Mrs. Olfat Hamdane, Ministry of the Environment, Lebanon

Parrallel Session 2: Marine Littering: Ecologic & Economic implications (Part 2)

Introduction to the session
Chair: Mrs. Maria Cortes-Puch (UN-SDSN)
The Sustainable Development Goal on Seas and Oceans as Frame for Action
Mr. Sebastian Unger, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Germany (Via Skype)

Parrallel Session 7: Translating Legislation into Environmental Action 

Introduction to the session
Chair: Mr Mohamed Khashashneh, Director, Ministry of the Environment, Jordan
Environmental Rangers in Jordan
Mr. Mohammad Quraan, Chief of Coordination and Proceeding, Jordan
Green Hemlet Project in Tunisia, Case of Kelibia Municipality in Tunisia
Mr. Wahid Janhani, President of the Environmental Association of Kelibia, Tunisia
Overview about the European Legistation on the SWM Sector
Mr. Helmut Bartz, Assessor, Germany
Communication and Social Acceptance for Infrastructure Projects
Mr. Bernd Hasel, German Development Bank (KFW), Germany

Parrallel Session 4:  Emerging Issues for Informal Sector Integration (Part 2)

Introduction to the session
Chair: Mrs. Reka Soos,RWA, Romania
Medium-scale, Sustainable Collection, Transfer, Transport and Data Registration
Mr. Paddy Noë, NMPO, Netherlands
Collection of Recyclables
Mr. Maher Oudira, International Traders, Tunisia & Mr. Walid Fatnassi, STERS, Tunisia
KFW Financial Impacts Economic Displacement in Waste Sector Reforms and Investment
Mr. Wolfgang Pfaff-Simoneit, KfW, Germany

Day 2

Plenary Session 3 : Boosting Local Economy Through Resource Management

Introduction to the session
Chair: Mr. Zaidoun El Qasem, Greater Municipality of Amman, Jordan
Selective Collection and Treatment of Organic Waste on the Island of Sardinia
Mr. Marco Ricci, Chair of Working Group on Biological Treatment of Waste ISWA, Italy
KFW Cooperation: Mechnical Biological Treatment (MBT) Project in Beja,Tunis 
Mr. Wolfgang Mueller, University Salzburg, Germany
Alternative Sources of Energy from Solid Waste in Egypt
Mr. Hisham Sherif, Chief Executive Officer, ENTAG/ECARU, Egypt
Potential of Qualified Jobs in Waste Management in the Arab Region
Mr. Abdallah Nassour, Professor, Universty Rostock, Germany

Parrallel Session 8:  Organic and Food Waste: Taste It… Don’t Waste It! 

Introduction to the session
Chair: Marco Ricci, Italian Composting Association, Italy 
The EU/SCOW Project for Food Waste Management
Mr. Marco Ricci, Italian Composting Association, Italy 
Towards The Development of The Composting Programs in Egypt 
Mr. Hisham Sherif, Chief Executive Officer, ENTAG/ECARU, Egypta
Experiences of Composting in Selected Cities/Countries in the Arab Region 
Mr. Abdallah Nassour, Professor, Universty Rostock, Germany

Parrallel Session 9: Hazardous Waste: Turning a Blind Eye ? 

Introduction to the session
Chair: Dr Mostafa Hocine Kamel, BCRC Director, Egypt
The Arab Group on the International Environmental Conventions on Chemicals and Hazardous Waste
Mr. Mohammed Konna, League of Arab states, Egypt
Jradou: The New Atlantis
Mr. Omar Zouaghi, Director, ANGed, Tunisia
Recovery and Recycling of Empty Pesticide Containers
Mr. Detlef Doehnert, BASF, Germany
Involvement of SOTULUB in The Used Car Oil Collection and Treatment System
Mr. Karim Ben Fatoum & Ms. Ibtissem Hamzaoui, SOTULUB, Tunisia

Involvement of “Assad” in the Used Battery Collection System in Tunisia
Mr. Riadh Megdiche, ASSAD, Tunisia

Parrallel Session 10: Waste and Climate Change: Change Habits Not the Climate

Introduction to the session
Chair: Mrs. Sandra Mazo-Nix,SCS Engineers, USA
Examples of CCAC MSW Initiative’s Support to Participating Cities
Mrs. Nimmi Damodaran, Stratus Consulting, Washington
Amman’s Experience As a Participating City
Mr. Zaidoun El Qasem, Greater Municipality of Amman, Jordan
Mitigating GreenHouse Gas Emissions by Integrated Waste Management Research Results of the German Federal Environment Agency
Mrs. Marlene Sieck, UBA
Climate Initiatives on Local Level, Case of Sfax Municipality
Mr. Riadh Haj Taieb, General Director, Municipality of Sfax, Tunisia

Introduction to the session
Chair: Mrs. Nimmi Damodaran, Stratus Consulting, USA
Resources Available Through the CCAC MSW Initiative 
Mrs. Sandra MazoNix, SCS Engineers, USA
Anaerobic Digestion: Deriving fuel from Organic Waste
Mrs. Joanna D. Underwood, president of Energy Vision, USA
Operation of the Biogas flaring System Under the CDM Initiative in Tunisia
Mr. Adel Ben Marzouk, SEGOR, Tunisia

Parrallel Session 11 and 14: Informal Sector Integration: Case Studies from the MENA Region 

Introduction to the session
Chair: Mrs. Rachel Savain, Springloop, USA
Morocco: Integration Through Cooperatives
Mr. Mustapha Benbouya, Municipality of Rabat, Morocc
Morocco: Integration at Policy Level and How this Affects Recycling in the Value Chains
Ms. Meryem Alaoui, WINCY, Morocco
Morocco: Social Integration of Waste Pickers in Tangier
Mr. Mouhssine Abderrahim, Tangier Municipality, Morocco
Egypt : Formalizing Infrmal Businesses & Promoting School Attendance (Discourage Waste Picking)
Mr. Gendy Ezzat, Spirit of Youth, Egypt

Introduction to the session
Chair: Ms. Anne Scheinberg, Springloop, Netherlands
The Tili Project: Overview on the General Informal Sector in Tunisia
Ms. Asma Ben Hassan, The Tunisian Association for Management and Social Stability (TAMSS), Tunisia
Methodology: How to Mobilise and facilitate Informal Organising and Communications Between Stakeholders
Mr. Abdelhamid Ghribi, Communication Consultant, Tunisia
Lessons Learned from the Pilot Projects and Recommendations for Upscaling
Mr. Karim Zine Abidine, Consultant, Tunisia
Recommendations for Structural Integration (Presenting the Guideline)
Ms. Reka Soos, RWA, Romania

Parrallel Session 12: Paradigm Shift towards Resource Management

Introduction to the session
Chair: Mr. Gaetan Dartevelle, Greenloop, Germany
Green Hotels -Use of food Waste derived from Hotels and Restaurants in the Production of Sustainable and Biodegradable Consumables
Mr. Daniel Pleissner, Leibniz-Institut Potsdam, Germany
Developing Green Jobs in Morocco
Mr. Hassan Bahhar, Ministry of Environment, Morocco
 

Parrallel Session 13: What is Special on Waste?

Introduction to the session
Chair: Mr. Abdallah Nassour, University of RostockGermany
Green Chip : the Moroccan Experience in Computer Waste Management
Mrs. Roukia Al Boudrari, Development Director, Al Jisr, Morocco
E-Waste: Becoming scarce and precious -Korean EcoAssurance System
Mr. Junewoo Park, Professor in Sangmyung Univ, Korea
E-Waste Project in Tunisia (Koica Project)
Mrs. Amel Guinoubi, ANGed, Tunisia
Experience of Collectun for E-waste Collection and Recycling
Mrs. Ines Temimi, General Manager, Collectun D3E Recyclage, Tunisia

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