Time of Event

10:30 – 18:00 Tokyo time


Asia’s development over the past several decades has resulted in significant progress in the buildup of reliable sanitation infrastructure. However, challenges remain toward ensuring that sanitation services are environmentally, financially, and technically sustainable. These needs can be addressed through city- and national-level sanitation policies and investments based on city-wide inclusive sanitation strategy that helps optimize sanitation service performance and service delivery.

Held at Toyo University in Tokyo, this 13-day ADBI-Toyo University training program for select policy makers from developing Asia and experts examined city-wide inclusive sanitation policy and innovation challenges and opportunities in the region. It focused on sanitation project experiences in Japan and recommendations for the region.

  • Build sanitation policy capacity of government officials from developing Asia and experts
  • Promote the design and accelerated implementation of city-wide inclusive sanitation projects supported by development partners such as the Asian Development Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency
Target Participants
  • Enhanced city-wide inclusive sanitation knowledge and policy development capacity
  • Improved conditions for advancing sustainable sanitation projects in developing Asia
  • Program materials to be uploaded on the ADBI website
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Japan Education Center of Environmental Sanitation 
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency
  • Japan Sanitation Consortium
  • Toyo University
Event Presentations*

Lecture on Fecal Sludge Treatment and Reuse
Presenter: Akira Morita, Japan Environmental Sanitation Center


Financial aspect/ institutional/regulator (On-site system - Johkasou)
Presenter: Mr. Shinhi Kumokawa Ph. D, Japan Education Center of Environmental Sanitation


Lecture on Institutional and Financial Options for Sanitation Service Delivery
Presenter: Kazushi Hashimoto, Adviser, Japan Sanitation Consortium


OM activities of Decentralized Domestic Wastewater Treatment System (Johkasou) in Japan
Presenter: Mr. Shinhi Kumokawa Ph. D, Japan Education Center of Environmental Sanitation


*Disclaimer: The views expressed in these presentations are the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), its Board of Directors, or the governments they represent. ADBI does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in these presentations and accepts no responsibility for any consequences of their use. Terminology used may not necessarily be consistent with ADB official terms.

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