Opening Ceremony of ‘2019 Knowledge Exchange on Solid Waste Management’ Workshop
Opening Ceremony of ‘2019 Knowledge Exchange on Solid Waste Management’ Workshop.
Date: Monday, June 17, 2019
The Global Development Partnership Center(GDPC) at Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements(KRIHS) held the joint workshop titled ‘2019 Knowledge Exchange on Solid Waste Management’ with the World Bank Group(WBG) on Monday, June 17 at the Rose of Sharon Hall at the Global Knowledge Exchange and Development Center(GKEDC) in Seoul, Korea.
This workshop co-hosted by KRIHS, GKEDC and the World Bank, is the first event of 10 series of knowledge exchange programs under the support of the Ministry of Economy and Finance(MOEF) of Korea. The 5-day workshop from June 17(Mon) to 21(Fri) was attended by 32 client country delegates including 19 policy practitioners and government officials from 6 countries (El Salvador, Ghana, Nepal, Tanzania, Gaza and India), 13 regional consultants and staff from the World Bank Group (WBG)..
During the opening ceremony, Kyusik Suh, the Director of International Economic Cooperation Strategy Division of MOEF, Se Hoon Park, the Director of GDPC and Byungkoo Cho, the Executive Director of GKED Center welcomed the participants by delivering warm welcoming remarks. Kyusik Suh, the Director of International Economic Cooperation Strategy Division of MOEF, emphasized that this K-POK program, launched in 2017, is aimed to share Korea’s experience on economic development and expects to operate actively from this starting point..
Se Hoon Park, the Director of GDPC hoped that this workshop would be helpful for the participant countries in the establishment of the waste management policies. Also he recommended the participants to enjoy Korea culture, food and nice weather even though the schedule is busy and hectic..
Lastly, Byungkoo Cho, the Executive Director of GKED Center highlighted the value of the Center, newly opened last October to share Korea’s economic development experience, and also hoped that we could promote further cooperation with more countries through a full range of programs like this workshop..
During the 5-day program, KRIHS, WB and participants are going to share solid waste management policy and practices of Korea though lectures and site visits and explore implications for their policy establishment. Also by sharing current urban issues that participant countries are facing, it is expected to set a direction for future development and explore future collaboration projects such as consultation and capacity building programs with relative organizations including KRIHS, GKEDC and the World Bank Group.
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