By Dr. Safie SANFO, Senior Scientist, WASCAL Competence Centre Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso
Intensifying land and ecological restoration will lead to sustainable increase in the provision of ecosystem services, production as well as reversing biodiversity losses, societal resilience and food security urgently needed in the current context of changes in climate, environment, markets, and demography.
That is why, embarking on a project on liquid and solid waste to irrigation water, compost and to energy will surely promote land-based circular economy, benefits urban and peri-urban socio-ecosystem resilience.
By so doing, we are contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2, 5, 6, 7,11, 12 and 13. The project facilitated multi-stakeholder platform for consultation, trainings, knowledge creation and sharing on proper liquid and solid waste recycling and repurposing.
As the world marks Wildlife Day with the theme: “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet,” we at WASCAL, are committed to combating climate change to ensure a well persevered forest, while improving livelihoods on a sustainable basis.