Solid waste management assessment in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Solid waste management assessment in Freetown, Sierra Leone

WASTE has been asked to do a waste management assessment in the city of Freetown in Sierra Leone – a short inventory with an interesting result.

 

Our assignment
As five International NGOs working in WASH, Concern Worldwide, OXFAM, ACF, Save the Children and Goal have formed the Freetown Urban WASH consortium to help improve the health status of urban citizens, in collaboration with the Government of Sierra Leone. The consortium is active in 30 vulnerable urban communities in Freetown.
Realising that the dire waste management situation also has a big influence on the health situation in the communities, the Consortium has asked WASTE to do a situation analysis of the solid waste management in Freetown and give recommendations for improvement.

 

What we did
The recommendations of the situation analysis allowed the Freetown Urban WASH Consortium  members to incorporate approaches for solid waste management in the second phase of their joint WASH programme. Our two specific objectives in the assignment include:
• To examine community based solid waste management in urban and peri-urban areas in Freetown
• To provide sustainable waste management options for the target areas of the WASH consortium