Project Updates

The ACIDLOOP project is funded by the European Union under the SWITCH-Asia programme. All projects funded under this programme are linked by the SWITCH-Asia Networking Facility. Each year the SWITCH Networking Facility organises a Networking Meeting for SWITCH-Asia projects.

Sharing of experiences and good synergies among the funded projects are important to improve the quality of implemented project activities and to scale-up good project results. The meetings will also seek to facilitate interaction with other donors in the region and national policy-makers who can use the good results to reinforce their environmental legislation and support of sustainable development in Asia and Europe. These meetings also pave way for firms to facilitate interaction with other donors and policy-makers who will reinforce legislation and framework of sustainable development in Asia and Europe.


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  • The first SWITCH-Asia Networking Meeting was held on 3-5 June, 2009, in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia. 
  • The second Networking Meeting of all SWITCH-Asia projects took place in October from 12 to 14 in Beijing.
  • The third SWITCH-Asia Networking Event was split in three subregional Events that took place in Colombo, Beijing and Jakarta.
  • The fourth SWITCH-Asia Networking Meeting took place on 13-15 November 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. 


The fifth Networking Event will take place from 18 - 20 June in Kathmandu, Nepal. It aims at engaging projects in exchange of lessons learnt, to take stock of final project results, and establish new synergies for scaling-up project activities in the coming years.



ACIDLOOP is a 4-year project (2012-2016) supported by the European Union (EU) under the SWITCH Asia Programme. This programme emphasizes sustainable consumption and production in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ACIDLOOP is targeted specifically at the Indian metal finishing industry.  It aims to introduce technology innovation for acid recovery as well as resource efficiency that would lead to improved environmental quality and combat pollution.  The activities is taking place in various locations in northern, western and southern India.


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