GREEN BUILDERS

GREEN BUILDERS

The GREEN BUILDERS project, jointly coordinated and implemented by WASCAL and UDS investigated how to better collect, recycle, and repurpose organic solid and liquid waste to benefit Urban and Peri Urban Agriculture and Green Urban Spaces for the urban and peri-urban Ouagadougou and Tamale. The project developed and facilitated multi-stakeholder platforms (MSPs) for learning and knowledge creation and integration of proper waste disposal, recycling, and repurposing strategies.

The project also encouraged city authorities and private sectors to improve waste disposal, recycling and repurposing infrastructure and facilities. The project stakeholders included Burkina’s National Office for Water and Sanitation (ONEA), the National Biodigesters Programme of Burkina Faso (PNB-BF), and the sanitation directorate (Direction de la Propreté, DP) of Ouagadougou City Council, the Burkina’s Environment Ministry, the Decentralised Composting (DeCo) firm, Zoomlion Ghana Ltd, and Biogas Technologies Africa Ltd (BTAL) in Ghana. Other important stakeholders include municipalities, small and medium-sized enterprises, solid waste collectors, septic tank cleaners, beneficiary households, municipal market gardeners, tree and flower nursery enterprises.

Project indicatorSummary of results
Outcome of ProjectsGIS mapping of Waste collection, irrigated area and tree nursery and green space sites and the MoghoNaaba’ water channel.Datasets for assessing the optimal rates of compost application per unit area of land.Consolidation of stakeholder partnerships that existed for some stakeholders and the creation of new partnerships that did not exist for others.
Mitigation to climate changeMultistakeholder Platforms (MSPs) offered different possibilities to 120 stakeholders in addressing and solving the issues related to waste management in cities
Adaptation technologyMultistakeholder Platforms (MSPs) consolidated relationship among Municipalities, Plant nurseries owners, market gardeners, waste collector, waste composter.  Technology for liquid and solid organic waste and the value of bio waste for compost have been made available for gardeners, plant nursery owners, waste collectors, municipalities, Ministry of Energy (ANEERE)
Capacity buildingTraining of 3 master students and 1 bachelor student

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