Waste management report has published by Practical Action
“The Launching Event Of The Flagship Report” of Practical Action “MANAGING OUR WASTE 2021” a view from the Global South has been organized by the Practical Action Bangladesh office with the support of Green Tech Foundation Bangladesh on 1 November 2022 at the Six Seasons Hotel, Gulshan Dhaka 1212.
In this programe Ms. Habibun Nahar (MP), the honorable Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, attended as a chief guest of the launching program.
Md.Ziaul Haque, Director of Dept. of Environment (Dhaka Region), Dr. Shafiul Azam Ahmed, Ph.D., Waste Management Sectoral Expert, and Dr. Khurshid Zabin Hossain Taufique, Director of Urban Development Directorate (UDD) were attended as Panelist in the Discussion session. The program started with a welcome speech by Dr. Shawkat A. Begum, Country Director of Practical Action in Bangladesh.
The publication was visualized through a video show and a presentation was given by Mr. Uttam Kumar Saha, Strategic Lead- Urban & Energy, Practical Action in Bangladesh.
There was an open discussion session to create engagement from different sectors i.e local administration, waste collectors and their associations, planning department, etc. immediately after the panel session.
Participants and speakers emphasized on community participation and engagement, building knowledge and skill of local stakeholders, changes in community practices for developing integrated sustainable waste management. Protection and empowerment of informal and small scale waste collection, processors and recyclers are also very much needed.
The Honorable Deputy, Ms. Habibun Nahar MP in her speech emphasized the necessity and the role of government in the waste management of Bangladesh. She stated that “ Waste management is a very important matter in today’s society. Due to the rapid and continuous increase in the population, the amount of waste generated is increasing day by day. Moreover, the increase in the amount of waste is affecting the lives of so many people, especially low-income people from waste collection to waste disposal. Unfortunately, we have been looking into efficient waste management but we must think about the health status of the workers involved in these activities.”
The launching program ended with a vote of thanks delivered by Lutfor Rahman Ph.D. (Fellow) CEO & Executive Director, Green Tech Foundation Bangladesh. –Press Release