National Stakeholder Consultation Workshop of JAIF Mercury-Containing Medical Devices Management Project in Indonesia

12 January 2021
Virtual Workshop

On the 12th of January, RRC.AP, together with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Indonesia (MoEF), the Ministry of Health (MoH), Republic of Indonesia, and the Basel and Stockholm Conventions Regional Centre for Southeast Asia (BSCRC-SEA) organized a one-day Virtual National Stakeholder Consultation Workshop for project stakeholders of Indonesia. The workshop was convened as part of the ongoing Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) funded project on the "Development of Capacity for the Substitution and the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of Mercury-containing Medical Measuring Devices" in Indonesia and the Philippines with the support of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat. The virtual consultation workshop was conducted to present the project outputs and to solicit feedback from relevant stakeholders. The workshop was well attended by a total of 54 (fifty-four) participants from both government and non-governmental organizations, including MoEF, MoH, Mission of Japan to ASEAN, Ministry of the Environment of Japan, AIT RRC.AP, Ministry of Transportation (MoTransp), Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Environmental Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines.

In addition, representatives from local health agencies, hospitals, public health centers, integrated TSD facilities in Indonesia, Waste Management Area under the UNEP Global Mercury Partnership, mercury recovery facility in Japan and BSCRC-SEA attended the workshop. Opening remarks from the Directors of RRC.AP, BSCRC, MOEF, and MOH expressed their appreciation and satisfaction about the project and its progress. The project progress, the methods, and approach and project outputs were presented by Mr. Guilberto Borongan (RRC.AP) and Dr. Anton Purnomo (BSCRC). The project's outputs were in principle adopted and agreed to by the participants and stakeholders.