Regional Validation Workshop of Reducing uses and releases of chemicals of concern (CoC), including Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), in the textiles sector will be held on 1 and 11 October 2021 online/virtually. This workshop was held in collaboration between the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the United Nation Environmental Program (UNEP), BCRC-SEA & SCRC Indonesia and several countries namely Vietnam, Bangladesh and Pakistan with funding from UNEP to the Government of Indonesia through the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
The aims of the workshop are as follows:
a. Presenting national representatives and relevant stakeholders from 4 countries, as well as relevant regional partners to present the progress of the project preparation phase (PPG)
b. Discuss and validate proposed project activities and possible interventions.
c. Coordinate and define the next steps in the GEF project cycle, including co-financing, and project implementation phases.
d. Gather further support from the state and stakeholders towards a full proposal project completion.
This workshop is divided into 2 sessions in 2 days:
Session 1.1 : In the first session of the meeting, the aim was to welcome the participants and share some short welcoming remarks from the project representatives and main focal points from each country.
Session 1.2 : The aim is to share the progress of the project preparation phase (PPG), including the national baseline on the textile sector and pollution; and introduce alternative scenarios (Component 2).
Session 1.3 : Each country will be separated in a break room for discussion of alternative scenarios and possible interventions.
Session 1.4 : The final plenary session of the first day’s meeting will summarize the key messages from the breakout group and prepare participants for the second session (a week later).
Session 2.1: Recap of the first day and introduction to Day 2.
Session 2.2 : Technical discussion and pilot project planning.
Session 2.3 : The final plenary session of the meeting will summarize the key messages from the breakout groups, provide conclusions and ensure understanding of next steps including expectations and deadlines.