The First General Meeting of the African Clean Cities Platform (ACCP) was organized in Rabat, the capital of Morocco for three days from 26 to 28 June 2018. Approximately 220 participants from central and local governments from 32 African countries, various public agencies, private enterprises, and Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) shared information and knowledge regarding solid waste management.
On the first day, Moroccan officials shared the progress of, and knowledge gained through the implementation of national programs and strategies of municipal solid waste management in the morning session. In the afternoon, the participants visited the transfer station in Sale and the waste landfilling and valorization center in Oum Azza.
On the second day, there were two main topics, i.e., data collection for sustainable development goals (SDGs), especially SDG Indicator 11.6.1, 12.4.2, and 12.5.1*, and Public Private Partnership. In addition, result of the stakeholder and problem analysis based on the data collected at the preparatory meeting in Maputo and waste treatment technologies of several Japanese enterprises were presented.
On the third day, financial issues such as how to promote investment in waste management in Africa were discussed, and progress of ACCP activities and plans toward TICAD 7 to be held in 2019 were presented. At the end of the conference, Rabat Declaration was adapted unanimously among the participants to confirm carrying out further efforts for realizing appropriate solid waste management under the ACCP framework.
SDG 11.6.1: Proportion of urban solid waste regularly collected and with adequate final discharge out of total urban solid waste generated, by cities.
SDG 12.4.2: Hazardous waste generated per capita, and proportion of hazardous waste treated, by type of treatment.
SDG 12.5.1: National recycling rate, tons of material recycled.
Venue Conference Center of Ministry of Interior, Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco
Language English and French (with simultaneous interpretation)
Co-organizers Ministry of Interior (MOI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC), and State Secretariat of Sustainable Development (SEDD) of Morocco, MOEJ, JICA, UNEP, UN-Habitat, City of Yokohama
Co-chairs Mr. Abdelouaﬁ Laftit, Minister of Interior of Morocco / Mr. Tadahiko Ito, State Minister of the Environment of Japan
Key Documents ①Rabat Declaration(English) (env.go.jp)