TANZANIA YOUNG ECO PROTECTION

TANZANIA YOUNG ECO PROTECTION: SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROJECT

Mwanza, TanzaniaMwanza, Tanzania
Year Founded:
2015
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

The Solid Waste Management projects is an initiative that enables low income families to trade and recycle their household wastes preventing it from pilling up and help to solve the Tanzania Acute waste management problem

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if Solid Waste is considered as a resource for production? What If Solid wastes and Uncorrected trash are left pilling through our environments?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Uncorrected trash is a huge problem in the developing world. It is estimated that only 10% of solid waste in Africa is collected resulting is pollution, diseases and a growing environmental crisis. The generation of solid waste in Tanzania has been estimated to grow with 1.3% annually. Improper waste management increases greenhouse gas emissions, For Example, land fills generates Methane which contribute to climate change

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The Solid Waste Management projects is an initiative that enables low income families to trade and recycle their household wastes preventing it from pilling up and help to solve the Tanzania Acute waste management problem. This project strives for maximum waste recovery through composting ,recycling and re-use and aims at zero waste to be disposed onto dump-yards and land fills. Starting from Mwanza, the project aims to reduce unmanaged wastes in low income neighborhood and provide a reliable supply of materials to the local recycling industry. The project uses local cargo bicycles to collect recyclables from households in densely populated areas and poor areas of Mwanza neglected by waste disposal lorries.

Awards

TANZANIA YOUNG PROFESSIONAL AWARD
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

This project reduce the impact of poor waste management and local environmental degradation on low-income households in Tanzania by establishing accessible incentive –based recycling system. The project has also Break the silence around climatic challenges by educating and inspiring young people on environmental conversations, proper waste management and green life styles and mobilize them to take actions. This project consist of the following activities in broad outline: • Segregation of waste at source • Primary collection • Composting of biodegradable waste • Recycling of non-biodegradable waste • Awareness and information campaigns

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

This project has so far collected nearly 35 tons of waste using low-cost cargo bicycles that are creatively designed to transport the wastes. Impacts: (i) The project has reduce the impact of poor waste management and local environmental degradation on low-income households in Tanzania by establishing accessible incentive –based recycling system (ii) Tackling rural poverty through promoting sustainable innovation systems which are environmentally sound, economically viable and social acceptable. (iii) The project has managed to provide employment to 5 youth and 2 women from poor communities. (iv) Through training the project has empowered 3 communities to own and manage the environmental resources sustainable using their indigenous knowledge and incorporating science and technology where necessary We are looking forward to grow and cover the whole country .

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

We are looking forward to expand our initiatives and cover a large part of the country neglected by waste disposal lorries through developing partnership with: ● NGOs, CBOs, and Local Associations Local (NGOs), (CBOs),and associations such as Resident Welfare Associations and Women’s Associations will be offered training in Solid Waste Management. ● Youth Groups and Eco-Clubs Youth groups and eco-clubs at schools will be engaged in the project via continuous school intervention programs. ● Private Corporations These will sponsor the project and receive marketing in return.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Decentralized Solid Waste Management systems use simple, cost effective, and labor intensive machinery (local cargo bicycles ) and technology. As far as possible, the Project use machines/ local cargo bicycles that are run manually and not dependent on an assured power supply or fuel ensures project sustainability.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Municipal waste disposal lorries are working in the urban places of Mwanza to collect some households. Although they dont reach all places.
Team

Founding Story

Felix was highly touched with the Tanzania Acute waste management problem which was increasing severely day to day. Felix believes that Achieving safe and stable climatic in our life time requires the ideas, actions and influence of young people and women. Thus there is a need to create a new generation of enlighten young people and women who have the knowledge ,skills, awareness and networks necessary to provide Leadership on environmental challenges. Realizing the problem of Youth unemployment in Tanzania Felix thought of Recycling waste by turning them into valuable resources by establishing accessible incentive –based recycling system.

Team

1.Felix Manyogote (Chairperson) holds a bachelor doctor of Medicine from CUHAS-BUGANDO 2.Pendo Evance (Accountant) 3.Noel Mgeni (Secretary) 4.Ashura Nasibu (Publication Officer) 5.Neema Hamidu (Information officer) 6.Fredrick Gissema (Marketing officer) 7.Alex Richard (Marketing officer)
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