TEMBUSU Asia Consulting (TAC) was awarded the contract to design and develop a 5-day training program on Waste Management and Countermeasures against Marine Litter for the Singapore Cooperation Program (SCP) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under the Japan – Singapore Partnership Program for the 21st Century (JSPP21).
Combining waste management knowledge and experience, TAC introduced a series of lecture sessions, group discussions, case studies sharing and simulation games and activities for 21 participants working in the environmental and marine ministries from 7 different countries including Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea. The program provided the participants with a better understanding on waste issues and sustainable waste management best practices from Singapore and Japan in both the land and marine environment.
Through this course, participants learnt and understood the challenges and severity of consequences of marine litter and gained insights on possible solutions using circular economy approaches, emerging technologies, social efforts, and policy making to solve these waste problems. Using its multidisciplinary strength and capabilities in waste resource planning and management, TAC successfully delivered a practical and holistic perspective for the participants on waste and marine litter, as part of our efforts to fulfill SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production and SDG 14: Life below Water.