The 4th National Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) Meeting organized by the Office of Environment and Emergency Management (OEEM) in collaboration with the Japan Promotion of Regional Initiative on Solid Waste Management (J-PRISM), a five-year project under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) was held on March 4, 2015 at FSM OEEM Conference Room.
The participants included representatives from Embassy of Japan, JICA, FSM Office of Environment and Emergency Management (OEEM), J-PRISM, FSM Department of Transportation, Communication and Infrastructure (TC&I), Project Management Unit (PMU), FSM Department of Health and Social Affairs (DHSA), Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Pohnpei State Environment Protection Agency (EPA), and Pohnpei Waste Management Services (PMWS).
The main purpose of the meeting focused on the activity progress and on-going developments in the four states in regards to Solid Waste Management efforts, which allowed participants to discuss and exchange ideas on how to manage SWM efforts more effectively at the national and state levels.
With waste management being one of the priorities in the region, the strong commitment to ensure proper disposal and protect the public healthcare are impacted by the improved dumpsites, landfill developments, management of waste collection and operations of disposal systems. Through the J-PRISM project, implementing waste activities and managing waste at the national and state levels have improved.