[5th March 2018]

KENYA PARTICIPATES IN A ONE WEEK ' WASTE MANAGEMENT TRAINING COURSE’ ON 26TH FEBRUARY- 2RD MARCH 2018 IN TOKYO, JAPAN

(L-R:) Mr. Muitungu Mwai (NEMA), Mr. Paul Kaliih, Minister Counsellor, Kenya Embassy , Hon. Tadahiko Ito, State Minister of the Environment, Hon. Yasuo Takahashi, Vice Minister of the Environment and Mr. Francis Ochola Chwanya (NEMA)

Two Kenyan environmental experts from National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) participated in one week ‘Waste Management Training Course' as from 26th February- 2nd March 2017.The training program was organised by Ministry of Environment of Japan. The closing ceremony was presided by Hon. Tadahiko Ito, State Minister for Environment, Japan. The Mission was represented by Mr. Paul Kaliih, Minister Counselor.

In June 2017, Kenya became the first country in the world to enact a strict Law banning production and use of plastic bags for environmental conservation for prosperity.

The training program among other activities involved: exposure to solid waste management utilizing Japanese cutting- edge technologies as well as site visits to various Japanese cities for benchmarking. The other participating countries included, Mozambique, Kingdom of Nepal and Brunei Darussalam.

Course Participants from 4 selected countries during the closing ceremony

Group Photo: Guest of Honor, course coordinators, participants and invited guests

Mr. Muitungu Mwai (Kenya) receives certificate of participation from Hon. Ito, the Chief Guest.

Mr. Paul Kaliih, Minister Counsellor, Kenya Embassy with course participants from Kenya & Mozambique