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Waste Management and Recycling Study in Namibia


Posted on 06 juillet 2012 by Sameera

The case study has been done as part of the Partnership for Local Democracy & Development and Social Innovation (PLDDSI) project that collaborate the Finnish municipalities of Kangasala and Lempaala with the Namibian municipalities of Keetmanshoop and Ondangwa.

The case study was conducted to get more understanding about the different waste management and recycling practices in the municipalities and the social aspects that contribute and affect them, in order to ptovide a platform for future development, promotions and strengthen implementation of local enterprises.

The study was carried out in the cities Windhoek, Keetmanshoop and Ondangwa during a one month field work excursion during October and November 2009. The information gathered mostly by interviews of municipality authorities, national and local entrepreneurs, local residents and observations in different recycling companies.

Awareness raising and education about waste management and recycling are big challenges faced by the municipalities. Ratification and implementation of local legislative action followed a national waste manage,ent policy and promotion of professional skills training will promote future investments and the development of a sustainable waste management.