International Cooperation Training of NETI || NETI

Training systerm for international Environmental Cooperation

In recent years, demand for environmental cooperation through human resources is increasing in assisting developing countries and in other areas. Unfortunately, Japan does not have sufficient personnel to meet the demand. In order to train human resources for international environmental cooperation activities, the Ministry of the Environment set up a systern at the NETI to facilitate training for international environmental cooperation. In FY 2004, the training contents of courses, including the Introductory Training Course on International Environmental Cooperation, the Intermediate Course, and the Advanced Training Courses, were expanded.

China/Korea/Japan Tripartite Joint Environmental Training

Raising consciousness as an environmental community was identified as one of the priority areas of cooperation under the Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting among China, Korea and Japan. To share information and understanding of the environmental situations, issues, and policies of the member countries, the environment administrators of the three countries organized the China-Korea-Japan Joint Environmental Training.
This project has been conducted since 2001 on yearly rotating basis among national training institutions of the three countries as the focal points - National Institute of Environmental Human Resources Development (NIERD) of Korea, Center for Environmental Education and Communication (CEEC) of China, and National Environmental Research and Training Institute (NETI) of Japan.
The sixth environmental training program was held at Center for Environmental Education and Communication (CEEC) of SEPA, China on 20-26 November 2006, where the 18 participants (5 trainees from Japan (2 representatives from national government and 3 from local government), 5 trainees from Korea, 8 trainees from China (host country)) were engaged in in-depth discussions on the issues of Policy and Regulation on Recyclable Economy (3R) and Measurement of Nature Conservation and Ecosystem Rehabilitation. The seventh training program will take place at Japan in November 2007.
This joint training program contribute significantly to the promotion of environmental cooperation among the three countries.

Previous Result

No.FYHosting CountryDateThemeNumber of Trainees
1 2001 Japan 11.27 - 12.4 - Outline of administrative structure and job description regarding environmental administration in China, Korea and Japan
- Current state and issues on the freshwater contamination
2 2002 Korea 12.2 - 12.11 - Water Quality Protection
- Air Quality Protection
- Solid Waste Management
3 2003 China 12.1 - 12.10 - Urban Water Quality Management
- Urban Solid Waste Management
- International Cooperation on Environmental Protection in Northeast Asia
4 2004 Japan 11.21 - 11.27 - The Recycling-Based Society(Waste disposal and recycling)
- Global-warming Prevention Measurement
5 2005 Korea 11.20 - 11.26 - Urban Air Pollution Control
- The Sound Material-Cycle Society
6 2006 China 11.20 - 11.26 - Policy and Regulation on Recyclable Economy (3R)
- Measurement of Nature Conservation and Ecosystem Rehabilitation

Photos from 5th Tripartite Joint Environmental Training,2006

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JICA Water Environmental Monitoring training

Many developing countries lack government officials and technical staff with expertise and experience in environmental conservation. JICA is offering group training with the support of the relevant ministries, agencies and local governments. Since 1990, NETI has been executing Water Environmental Monitoring training program intended to trainees from developing countries in cooperation with JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) . For the past 17 years till 2006, NETI has accepted 180 people coming from 66 different countries. ( →General Information of Water Environmental Monitoring Training, 2006 [PDF 162KB] )

Water Environmental Monitoring Training

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