Japan contributes additional 2.95 million USD to a UNIDO project in Nigeria for the promotion of a sustainable plastic value chain through circular economy practices

The Government of Japan extends its grant assistance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. UNIDO will cooperate with Japan and Nigeria in implementing the Project “Promoting Sustainable Plastic Value Chain through Circular Economy Practices” with funding from Japan amounting to 319,000,000 Japanese Yen (approx. 2.95 million USD).


H.E. Mr. MATSUNAGA Kazuyoshi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and Mr. Jean Bakole, Director and UNIDO Representative, Regional Office Hub in Nigeria, signed and exchanged Notes regarding implementation of the project on 10 February 2022 in Abuja.
The project aims at strengthening the plastic resource recycling system and curbing plastic waste. UNIDO, in cooperation with Japan and Nigeria, supports the formulation of the guidelines on plastic waste management, and provides the equipment and capacity building trainings for the promotion of recycling. The project will lay a foundation for high-quality economic growth.
In 2019 the Government of Japan launched the “MARINE Initiative” at the G20 Osaka Summit toward realization of the “Osaka Blue Ocean Vision”. The new project with Nigeria is fully in line with this initiative. Japan also cooperates with UNIDO on the issue of plastic litter in the Republic of South Africa, the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of Kenya.
Japan expects that UNIDO will steadily implement this project making use of its expertise and experience in technical cooperation. Japan and UNIDO will continue to cooperate closely in promoting the achievement of the SDGs.


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