Achievement at a glance
The major achievement was the expansion of IPLA network in the interest of LAs. In 2015, IPLA Global Forum was organized in Moscow, 6-8 October, The Russian Federation. The Forum was co-organized by Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service (Rosprirodnadzor), International Centre for the Best Environmental Technologies (ICBET) (Sub-regional Secretariat of IPLA for the Russian Federation and other EAEU countries) and Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the City of Moscow. The Forum benefited more than 200 participants from twenty-one countries by providing good policy insight for advancing Science-Policy-Business-Communities interface towards zero waste/resource efficient societies.
Challenges faced in implementation
IPLA mainly implements its activities through a decentralized network of partner institutions and their contributions. As IPLA does not have yet an anchor donor (or) dedicated funds, it is currently limited to networking and awareness raising activities, hosting of IPLA Forums by partner host countries. UNCRD, as the IPLA Global Coordinating Secretariat, is able to allocate only staff time and in-kind support for IPLA.
Identification of a suitable institution equipped with required human resources and funds to serve as the Global Secretariat of IPLA (currently Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand serves only as an Interim Secretariat) in close coordination with UNCRD (Global Coordinating Secretariat). UNCRD and its partners will continue to promote IPLA objectives and public-private-partnership in waste sector through various forums and processes, including high-level intergovernmental Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific.
Local authorities and municipalities in developing countries; Citizens and NGOs.
Enhanced capacity of local authorities and municipalities on various policy instruments and institutional measures in advancing public-private-partnership in waste sector; and strengthened networking among IPLA partners and members.