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Closing Ceremony of the Belt and Road Training Program Held at SSPU

July 5, 2019 |  Shanghai Collaborative Innovation Center for WEEE Recycling


On June 28, the closing ceremony of the Belt and Road Training Program on Urban Mining and Mercury Pollution Prevention and Control was held at SSPU. The program aims to elevate the eco-environment protection ability in the Belt and Road countries, explore a new path of development, and realize green transformation development of economy through the cooperation on urban mining and pollution prevention among the Belt and Road countries. The training has attracted 22 government officials from environmental management departments in 9 countries along the Belt and Road including North Korea, Indonesia, Cambodia, Iran, Laos, Mongolia, Thailand, Vietnam and Bangladesh.


On the closing ceremony, Director of International Office Qiao Liqing delivered a speech on behalf of SSPU. Zhao Nana, Assistant Director of Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, and Prof. Wang Jingwei, Executive Director of Shanghai Collaborative Innovation Center for WEEE Recycling also addressed the ceremony and issued the certificates of completion to the trainees. Sukumar Saha and Muhammad Sholihin from Bangladesh and Indonesia gave speeches on behalf of the trainees. They said that the training program was well designed from which all the trainees have learned not only professional knowledge but also Chinese cultures.


The program is hosted by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, and co-organized by SSPU, Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Stockholm Convention Asia-Pacific Regional Center for Hazardous Waste Management Training and Technology Transfer, Litong Group China, etc. The program was opened on June 11 and held in Beijing, Suzhou, and Shanghai successively. The teaching modes included class teaching, on-site learning, visiting and group discussion. Some renowned experts and scholars were invited to give lectures. They are from United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Zhongnan University, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences under Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Geochemistry under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Hazardous Waste Management Center, etc. The training focused on urban mining and mercury pollution prevention and control, and meanwhile, also had classes concerning hazardous waste, electronic waste, Chinese traditional cultures, etc.