<< President of Indonesia endorsed the FA on BCRC for Southeast Asia on 12 October 2005.
The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal in Article 14 requires the establishment of Regional Centers for Training and Technology Transfer (BCRC). Furthermore, the Decision III/19 at Conference of the Parties (COP) III in 1995 selected Indonesia to host one of BCRCs. The Government of the Republic of Indonesia then signed the Framework Agreement on BCRC for Southeast Asia (BCRC-SEA) with the Secretariat of the Basel Convention (SBC) on 29 October 2004 in Geneve. The Framework Agreement was later endorsed by Presidential Regulation No. 60/2005 on 12 October 2005. The BCRC-SEA is supported by 10 countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
<< Signing of Framework Agreement on BCRC for Southeast Asia by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and SBC on 29 October 2004 in Geneve, Switzerland
Following the Decree of the Minister of Environment No. 352 year 2005, BCRC-SEA has been reestablished with the appointment of a new full-time director since, effectively, January 2006. Since then up to the present time, the Director is assisted by 3 new staff members. The short profile of the current human resources of BCRC-SEA is presented in the table below.
|Director||Ridwan Djailin Tamin||Environmental and Waste Management||Indonesian||Full-Time|
|Executive Secretary||Cynthia Indriani||Environmental Engineering & Management, Waste Management||Indonesian||Full Time|
|Technical Officer||Rizcky Rezza Bramansyah||Environmental Management||Indonesian||Part Time|
|Finance & Executive Officer||M. Sholihin||Communication, Finance||Indonesian||
*The BCRC-SEA can contract out for other required skills as necessary.
Current Main Sources of Funding :
- Ministry of Environment, Republic of Indonesia
- SBC / Basel Convention Trust Fund
Potential Future Sources of Funding :
- Donor institutions
- Parties in the region
Current Key Partners and Stakeholders :
- Other related UN bodies
- Ministry of Environment of Indonesia (as host country)
- Parties in the region
Key Partners and Stakeholder in the Future
- Governmental departments
- Academic institutions
- Non-governmental organizations
VISION & MISSION
To be a reliable and effective facilitator for the environmentally sound management of hazardous waste under the Basel Convention to the Basel Convention Parties within the region.
Provide services for implementation of the Basel Convention to the Parties / South East Asia Countries.
BCRC-SEA’S MISION OBJECTIVES
- Develop and conduct training programs, workshops, seminars and associated projects in the field of the environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes, transfer of environmentally sound technology and minimization of the generation of hazardous wastes with specific emphasis on training the trainers and the promotion of ratification and implementation of the Basel Convention and its instruments
- Identifying, developing and strengthening mechanisms for the transfer of technology in the field of the environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes or their minimization in the region
- Gather, asses and disseminate information in the field of hazardous wastes and other wastes to Parties of the region and to the Secretariat
- Collect information on new or proven environmentally sound technologies and know how relating to environmentally sound management and minimization of the generation of hazardous wastes and other wastes and disseminating these to Parties of the region at their request
- Establishing and maintaining regular exchange of information relevant to the provisions of the Basel Convention, and networking at the national and regional levels
- Organizing meetings, symposiums and missions in the field, useful for carrying out these objectives in the region
- Providing assistance and advise to the Parties and non Parties of the region at their request on matters relevant to the environmentally sound management or minimization of hazardous wastes, the implementation of the provisions of the Basel Convention and other related matters
- Promoting public awareness
- Encouraging the best approaches, practices and methodologies for the environmentally sound management and minimization of the generation of hazardous wastes and other wastes, e.g. through case studies and pilot projects
- Cooperate with UN and its bodies, in particular UNEP and the Specialized Agencies, and with other relevant intergovernmental organizations, industry and non governmental organizations, and, where appropriate, with any institution, in order to coordinate activities and develop and implement joint projects related to the provisions of the Basel Convention and develop synergies where appropriate with other multilateral environmental agreements
- Developing, within the general financial strategy approved by the Parties, the Center’s own strategy for financial sustainability
- Cooperating in mobilization of human, financial and material means in order to meet the urgent needs at the request of the Party(ies) of the region faced with incidents or accidents which cannot be solved with the means of the individual Party(ies) concerned
- Performing any other functions assigned to it by relevant decisions of the Conference of the Parties of the Basel Convention or by Parties of the region, consistent with such decisions
- Technology Transfer
- Awareness Raising