Background and objectives:
The Kisumu Integrated Sustainable Waste Management Project (KISWAMP), developed within the framework of the Lake Victoria City Development Strategies (CDS), will adopt several capacity building approaches for the improvement of the regulatory environment. These include enforcement of reviewed by-laws, fee collection, monitoring and evaluation systems, private sector linkages and start-up machinery for the Municipal Council of Kisumu. It will also stimulate and strengthen associations of waste collection groups and establish a credit guarantee scheme through an identified micro-finance institution for loan issuing to micro-enterprises and community-based organizations to efficiently manage solid waste services.
The main activities included:
- Developing a citywide sustainable waste management strategy.
- Promoting public-private partnerships in municipal service delivery for improved sustainable waste management and employment opportunities.
- Strengthening micro-enterprises and community-based groups to efficiently provide waste management services, create job opportunities, and improve the environment.
- Building the capacity of the municipal council to effectively implement the strategy.
- Developing an effective monitoring and evaluation system.
- Promoting the model of the KISWAMP within the Lake Victoria region.
The following results have been delivered:
- A baseline survey on solid waste collection, disposal and recycling activities in 17 wards completed
- Broad stakeholder consultations held to identify key priority issues.
- Sensitization workshops conducted for council officials, NGOs, CSOs, and political leaders on sustainable waste management and public-private partnerships.