The E-Waste Training Workshop for Asia and the Pacific was held in Hanoi, Vietnam on August 10-14, 2009. The workshop was hosted by Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) andfunded by Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan (MOEJ). The organisers are
VEA, MOEJ, SBC, BCRC-SEA and BCRC China.
The workshop was attended by 71 participants from the participating countries in the Basel Convention Partnership on the Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of Electrical and Electronic Wastes for Asia Pacific Region (Cambodia,Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam), Japan, Secretariat of the Basel Convention (SBC), United Nations Environment Programme, International Environmental Technology Centre (UNEP-IETC), the Basel Convention Regional Centre for South-East Asia (BCRC-SEA), the Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for Asia and the Pacific in China (BCRC China), 16 resource persons from private companies which operate facilities for e-waste and/or hazardous waste and research institutes, and 15 observers from Pakistan, several departments in Vietnam, private companies and universities.