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Waste Concern Participates in the Seventh Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific

Seventh  Regional  3R  Forum  in Asia  and  the  Pacific
2-4 November 2016, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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Waste Concern participates in the Seventh  Regional  3R  Forum  in Asia  and  the  Pacific,  2-4 November 2016, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia co-organized by the Australian Government, the  Office of Green Industries South Australia on behalf of the  Government of South Australia,  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),  Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan (MoE-Japan), and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD). Participation  in  the  Forum  is  by  invitation  only.

More than 500 participants,  including  high-level  government  representatives  from  Asian-Pacific  countries, city  Mayors,  international  experts,  research  institutes  and  resource  persons,  and  others  attended the Forum. The  theme  of this forum was “Advancing 3R and Resource Efficiency for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” aims to  provide policy and institutional insights to how resource efficiency and 3R could  be advanced  in achieving SDGs, including  discussions on  the role of 3R and resource efficiency in realizing smart, resilient,  inclusive  and  liveable  cities. 

The H.E. Mr. Md Amir Hossain, Minister,  Ministry of Industries of the Government of Bangladesh chaired a number of sessions during this event and gave valuable suggestions to go forward with the 3R (reduce, reuse and recycling) initiatives to achieve sustainable development goals. During this event A. H. Md. Maqsood Sinha, co-founder and Executive Director of Waste Concern was also invited as a resource speaker and attended as a panel discussant and also had the honor to work as  a member of the Drafting Committee for Chair's Summary of this forum.

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