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INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT IN WESTERN AFRICA

Objective

Most of African countries are struggling towards development and improving their living conditions. An appropriate waste management structure at a national and regional level is a milestone that must be achieved in order to improve living standards, health and environment. The situation in many countries is that the obvious lack of a functional waste management system brings perennial garbage problems such as inefficient garbage collection, poor public compliance to waste segregation, uncontrolled open burning, and tolerated presence of open dumpsites. Furthermore valuable resources are lost due to inefficient or non-existing recycling systems. The establishment of an efficient waste management and recycling system contributes to enhancing the resource efficiency of these countries and thus supports a sustainable development in the long-term. The present Coordination Action will seek the establishment of Integrated Solid Waste Management systems (ISWM) in Western Africa. ISWM systems combine waste streams, waste collection, treatment and disposal methods, with the objective of achieving environmental benefits, economic optimization and societal acceptability. For the achievement of the project objectives, a solid waste management expert and research co-ordination platform will analyze the current situation in the targeted countries (Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Ivory Coast), identifying main gaps and constraints of any type (technological, sociological, organisational, etc.) and selecting suitable management systems. According to the results obtained, including inputs from authorities and policy makers in participatory workshops, the consortium will provide valuable guidelines and recommendations to be used in the future implementation of developed strategies such as National and Regional Action Plans on solid waste management. The project will also build local capacities through workshops and seminars where relevant stakeholders must be involved.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2009-1
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Coordinator

VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN EV
Address
Am Lunedeich 12
27572 Bremerhaven
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 132 756,55
Administrative Contact
Mirko Hänel (Mr.)

Participants (17)

BIOAZUL, SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 82 268,50
Address
Avenida Manuel Agustin Heredia Numero 18, 1-4
29001 Malaga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonia Maria Lorenzo Lopez (Ms.)
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 86 589,75
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mathias Schluep (Dr.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 57 598,10
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cecilia Sundberg (Dr.)
OEKO-INSTITUT E.V. - INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE OEKOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 78 924,80
Address
Merzhauser Strasse 173
79100 Freiburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Matthias Buchert (Dr.)
FUNDACION GAIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 38 447,78
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Vizcaya, Edificio 202
48170 Zamudio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francisco García (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 43 656
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Ludwig (Ms.)
ENDA Tiers Monde
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 50 584,25
Address
Complexe Sicap Point E
3370 Dakar
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Amadou Diallo (Mr.)
CONSEIL REGIONAL DE MATAM
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 31 658,63
Address
Quartier Tantadji
Matam
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Abdoulaye Drame (Mr.)
INSTITUT AFRICAIN DE GESTION URBAINE
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 59 492
Address
Liberte 6 Extension 5
7263 Dakar
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Salimata Seck (Ms.)
ZOOM DOMESTIC WASTE SERVICES LIMITED
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 54 409,50
Address
Nmai Dzor
PMB 117 Accra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lawrence Laryea (Mr.)
KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY KUMASI
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 36 861,50
Address
Private Mail Bag, University Post Office
ASH Kumasi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Moses Mensah (Mr.)
Basel Convention Regional Coordinating Centre for Africa for Training and Technology
Niger
EU contribution
€ 57 645,76
Address
Ljoma Road 1
Ibadan
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oladele Osibanjo (Prof.)
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Nigeria
EU contribution
€ 38 495,73
Address
Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi 12
234 1 Ikoyi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olanrewaju Fagbohun (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE D'ABOBO-ADJAME
Côte d’Ivoire
EU contribution
€ 42 907
Address
Axe Routier D'abobo-adjame
02 Abidjan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gustave Aboua (Dr.)
CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FOR THE ARAB REGION AND EUROPE
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 42 586
Address
Elhegaz St 2 Cedare Bldg Heliopolis
1057 Cairo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hossam Allam (Dr.)
Influential Inputs cc
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 36 968,50
Address
Lahle Crescent 13
3652 Waterfall, Ethekwini
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
June Lombard (Ms.)
CENTRE FOR ENVIROMNEMT IMPACTS ANALYSIS LTD
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 28 034
Address
Wooden Bungalows Road
Cape Coast
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Samuel Obiri (Mr.)