Regional Workshop on Innovative Technologies for Waste Management in the Arab Region-Paving the Way for the Transition to Green Economy
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is currently leading efforts to strengthen national capacities in the Arab region on developing green production sectors. Since 2012 ESCWA established a network of Green Help Desks to increase awareness on the beneficial role of green technologies in six member countries: Lebanon, Jordan, Oman, Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco. These Helpdesks aim at supporting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) interested in acquiring and/or utilizing green processes.
On 29-30 September, staff of the existing Green Help Desks and Cleaner Production Centers as well as representatives of SMEs, research institutions and academia; public institutions; international partners and technical experts in the field of solid waste management gathered at the Golden Tulip Farah Casablanca Hotel, Morocco, to participate in a regional workshop entitled “Innovative Technologies for Waste Management in the Arab Region-Paving the Way for the Transition to a Green Economy.”
Organized in partnership with the Economic Commission for Africa’s Sub-regional Office for North Africa (ECA/SRO-NA) and the Moroccan Cleaner Production Center (CMPP), the workshop created a space where research, businesses and public institutions working on the issue of waste management exchanged information and made connections for the application and adaptation of innovative technologies.