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Client: 
DFID
Project start: 
April-2013
Project end: 
February-2018

Support for a solid waste management plan in Bo city, Sierra Leone

The city Bo in Sierra Leone lacks a sustainable Waste Management Plan. WHH (Welthungerhilfe) collaborates with the city council to develop and implement such a plan. WASTE has been asked to do the first assessment and produce a table of contents for the Plan to be filled in by the stakeholders in Bo themselves, with support from our experts.

What we do

The city Bo in Sierra Leone lacks a sustainable Waste Management Plan. WHH (Welthungerhilfe) collaborates with the city council to develop and implement such a plan. WASTE has been asked to do the first assessment and produce a table of contents for the Plan to be filled in by the stakeholders in Bo themselves, with support from our experts. The project is funded by DFID that has set up a WASH facility fund for Sierra Leone.

The aim of the project is to ensure that Bo City, through a participatory approach, develops and implements a sustainable Waste Management Plan (WMP) that would improve city-wide solid waste management services through private sector and CBOs involvement (through the development of PPPs) and the creation of livelihood opportunities by improving the value chain for waste-derived products.

How we do it

The role of WASTE is to assist in the steps needed to come to a feasible and sustainabale Waste Management Plan, starting with an inventory of the waste situation in Bo. In this project WASTE has very much an advisory and coaching role, assisting the project manager and involved stakeholders in the planning phase.

The first mission entailed a meeting with the stakeholders and a training on the meaning of Integrated Sustainable Waste Management and a quick scan of the waste management situation. In addition a couple of tools to do a waste assessment were explained and handed out.

WASTE will be backstopping the responsible members implementing the project. Based on the drafted plan WASTE will give a training to discuss the findings and give recommendations focussing on stakeholders and functions, PPP approach, value chains and the like.