Marine Debris Program Provides Briefing for Southeast Asian Government Representatives
SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 ─ On September 9, Marine Debris Program staff provided a presentation on marine debris impacts to coastal and marine economies during a training for government representatives of Southeast Asian nations.
The training was conducted through the Singapore-U.S. Third Country Training Programme (TCTP) for governments of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and is focused on addressing plastic pollution through integrated waste management strategies. The September 9 session was attended by representatives from seven ASEAN governments.
The TCTP is a partnership between the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Department of State to jointly conduct capacity building courses for Southeast Asian countries. The TCTP supports ASEAN community-building efforts by enhancing connectivity, promoting sustainable development, and strengthening regional resilience. Singapore and the United States draw on complementary expertise and experience to develop innovative capacity building programmes that meet the needs of ASEAN member countries.
For further information, contact Steve.Morrison@noaa.gov.