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International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services of Local Authorities (IPLA)
- Global Coordination Support provided by:
United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)

- Global Secretariat:
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

- Regional Secretariat
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN HABITAT)

- Sub-regional Secretariats
Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe (REC)
Regional Solid Waste Exchange of Information and Expertise Network in Mashreq and Maghreb Countries (SWEEP-Net)
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP)
Griffith University
Unidad Administrativa Especial de Servicios Publicos (Colombia)
International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)-Brazil
University of Southern Caribbean

- UN Agencies
UNEP Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP), Thailand
UNDP Public-Private Partnerships for Service Delivery (PPPSD), South Africa
United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), Japan

- International Organizations/Donor Agencies
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Inter American Development Bank (IDB)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

- National Governments
Lao PDR (Department of Housing and Local Planning, Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT)
Japan (Ministry of the Environment)
Sweden (Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA)
Solomon Islands (Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology)
Samoa (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment)
Bhutan (Department of Urban Development & Engineering Services, Ministry of Works & Human Settlement
Ministry of Environment, Korea
Central Environmental Authority, Sri Lanka

- Local Authorities
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (India)
Ulaanbaatar City (Mongolia)
Kathmandu Metropolitan City Government (Nepal)
Sylhet City Corporation (Bangladesh)
Sana?a City (Yemen)
Lagos Waste Management Authority (Nigeria)
Moshi Municipal Council (Tanzania)
National Capital District Commission, Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)
Zero Waste SA (Australia)
Tamalpais Community Service District (USA)
Capital Development Authority, Islamabad (Pakistan)
Penang State Government (Malaysia)
Thimphu District Municipality (Bhutan)
Dubai Municipality (United Arab Emirates)
Municipal Council Matale (Sri Lanka)
Grenada Solid Waste Management Authority (Grenada)
Companhia Municipal de Limpeza Urbana ? COMLURB (Brazil)
Distrito Nacional de Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Seberang Perai Municipal Council (Malaysia)
Municipalidad de Rio de Janerio (Brazil)
Santiago Metropolitan Region (Chile)
Secretaria Distrital de Habiat, Bogota (Colombia)
Corporacion Autonoma Regional de Boyaca (Colombia)
Gizo City, Environment Heal Division (Solomon Islands)
City District Government Karachi (Pakistan)
City Council of Nairobi (Kenya)

- Research/Academic Institutes
Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE), Vietnam
School of Sciences and Technology, University of the Southern Caribbean
The Open University of Sri Lanka
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
University of kwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Universidad U.D.C.A., Colombia
Universidad Nacional Heredia, Costa Rica
Yonsei University
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Sociedad Colombiana de Topografos, Colombia
Ecogreg, Colombia
Universidad EAN - Environment Research Group, Colombia

- NGOs/NPOs/Associations
International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
Collaborative Working Group on Solid Waste Management (CWG)
International Waste Working Group (IWWG)
WASTE, Advisers on urban environment and development (Netherlands)
Waste Concern
National Solid Waste Association (NSWA), India
Wastes Management Society of Nigeria (WAMASON)
Centre for Development Communication (India)
Development Alternatives:
Overseas Environmental Cooperation Centre (Japan)
Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and Sustainable Resource Management (ACR+)
Urban for Development
Community Emergency Response Initiative (CERI), Nigeria
Women Environmental Programme, Nigeria
Mother Earth Foundation, Philippines
agendabogota (Colombia)
Oromia Development Association (Ethiopia)
red nacional, regional y distrital de veedurias ciudadanas de colombia (Colombia)
Ascociacion Colombiana de Compostadores (Colombia)
Jeunes Volontaires pour l'Environnement (JVE) Bénin
East Asia Environmental Information Center, Japan
Japan environmental Saniation Center
Australian Council of Recycles
Korea Waste Association
Zero Waste Center, Republic of Korea
Malians Waste Management, Mali
Asograng, Colombia
Ciudad Saludable, Peru
Red Dame Tu Mano, Colombia
FINCID, Colombia
Fundacion Multiactiva ORBE, Colombia
Cempre Colombia
GESPAH SAS, ,Colombia
Fundación de Servicios Ambientales, Colombia
Vocales Region Centro, Colombia
Centro de Biotechnologia MOP, Colombia
Asociation Al Servicio de Reciclaje Mundo Unido ASOSERVIREC, Colombia
Punto Verde, Colombia
International Center for the Best Environmental Technologies (Russia)

- Private Sector
Environmental Management Centre (EMC)
Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS)
Al Boucai Group (Jordan)
Environ-Waste Nigeria Limited (Nigeria)
Richbol Environmental Services (Nigeria)
Zoomlion Ghana Limited (Ghana)
3R Environmental Technology Group (Hungary)
Tega SA (Romania)
Gestion Organica GEO SAS (Colombia)
Ibicol Ltda (Colombia)
Bionersis (Thailand)
Malians Waste Management (Mali)
Green Page Integrated Services Ltd. (Nigeria)
BIocon, Inc. (Republic of Korea)
Ciudad Limpia Bogota (Colombia)
Plastichem Ltd (Colombia)
Asomuńa (Colombia)
Utilities SAS (Colombia)
Camara de Integracion Economica Venezolano-Colombiana (CAVECOL) (Venezuela)
King Enterprise LLC (Japan)
DOWA ECO-SYSTEM Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Midac Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Progress reports/updates
Deliverable Date
Launch of IPLA Web Portal which serves as a dynamic interactive platform. 2012
Train government and municipality officials and practitioners, and NGOs on sustainable waste management and 3Rs. Facilitate Practice, Knowledge and Awareness (PKA) projects 2022
Facilitate international and regional policy dialogue platforms in advancing IPLA objectives for moving towards resource efficient and zero waste society 2022
Provide guidelines on zero waste policies and programs for local/municipal authorities in the context of achieving livable and sustainable cities. 2022
Type Details
Other, please specify Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS)-India, together with Environmental Management Centre, India provide necessary financial, in-kind and technical support in developing the IPLA Web Portal
In-kind contribution UNCRD will facilitate and co-organize IPLA forums and meetings in partnership with the Ministry of Environment- Republic of Korea (MoE-Korea), KSWM, UAESP, GIZ, SWEEP-Net, AIT, UN HABITAT, ISWA, EMC-India, USC, and others
In-kind contribution MoE- Korea has been providing financial support for convening IPLA Global Forum. UAESP has been providing financial support for convening the IPLA forums in Colombia related to zero waste policies and inclusion programs.
In-kind contribution UNCRD will assist LAs in developing zero waste roadmaps and strategies under the framework of IPLA. One such example is a development of a 'Road Map for Zero Waste Ahmedabad'.
Objective & Description
International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services of Local Authorities (IPLA), launched during CSD-19 in New York in May 2011, aims to address various challenges and capacity needs of local authorities (LAs) in achieving sustainable waste management.

IPLA's mission is to share knowledge, communicate across national boundaries and work to spread best practices in order to accelerate the uptake of waste-related infrastructure and services at various stages of waste management such as avoidance, prevention, minimization, segregation, collection, transport, recycling, recovery, reuse treatment and disposal.

The goal of IPLA is to increase the capacity of local authorities (LAs) for sustainable waste management towards a resource efficient and zero waste society, achieving livable and sustainable cities.

Through IPLA:
- The capacity of LAs and municipalities will be empowered by better access to tools, technologies, investment opportunities, and international financial mechanisms in the area of municipal waste management.
- A dynamic interface between the local authorities and private sector will be built, thereby facilitating public-private partnerships and creating conducive investment climate for expanding waste management services.
- Improved urban management towards realizing livable cities in participating LAs.
Governance & Coordination Mechanisms
Implementation Methodologies
IPLA serves as a dynamic knowledge platform and a decentralized network among a wide range of partners such as cities and municipalities, governments, the private sector, NGOs, academic and research institutions, international and donor organizations, UN agencies, among others, to address waste management issues, including new emerging issues, at local/municipality level.

IPLA aims to:
Enable LAs share experience in addressing waste problems as well as opportunities;
Help mainstreaming integrated and sustainable waste management strategies such as ISWM and 3Rs;
Promote "green jobs" and stimulate "green investments' in waste management;
Encourage awareness raising and capacity building programs in critical areas of concern; and
Support local action plans and strategies for sustainable waste management.

IPLA, which uniquely attaches specific importance to the role of LAs and the private sector, will continue to address its objectives towards sustainable urban management and sustainable cities beyond Rio+20.

IPLA membership is open to all interested entities that align with its mission of expanding waste management-related services of LAs in the context of sustainable development.
Arrangements for Capacity Building and Technology Transfer
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