Derek Hondo, Capacity Building and Training Associate
Derek Hondo joined the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) as a Capacity Building and Training Associate in October 2019.
His research interests include climate change, renewable energy, environmental policy, sustainable urban development, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment.
He holds an MA in Global Environmental Studies from Sophia University in Tokyo and received his Pre-medicine BSc in biology from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
As the population in Asia continues to grow, so too will consumption trends. According to the United Nations (2020), the Asia and Pacific region has a population of 4.6 billion people, accounting for around 60% of the world’s population, and it is projected to increase to as much as 5.2 billion people by 2050 (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 2020).
In this podcast, ADBI’s senior capacity building and training specialist, Linda Arthur, and research associate, Derek Hondo, describe keys to addressing solid waste management gaps in fast-growing cities in Asia and the Pacific and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals, against the backdrop of new pandemic-related pressures.