- M. Pascal Tape Zekre – Conseiller Technique MINASS, Cote d’Ivoire
- Mme Mbicine Khady - Chef de Projet Déchets Solides, Senegal
- M. Jalel Naft - Director General ECOTI SA, Cote d’Ivoire
- Mme Nehla Ben Slimene, Director de la Société Valoria, Présidente de la Chambre Syndicale Nationale De la Collecte, Transport et Gestion des déchets UTICA, Tunis
- Lazeni Ouattara, Ministère de l'assainissement et de la salubrité, Directeur Général de la Salubrité et de la Lutte contre les Nuisances
Thursday November 21, 16:00 – 17:30, Room 1
Africa’s cities are growing rapidly. Across the continent, the urban population is expected to double over the next 20 years. However, infrastructure is not keeping pace with rapid urbanization, new populations are being pushed into fragmented, poorly planned and underserved areas.
The communities in these regions do not have the necessary resources to protect the environment, ensure favourable living conditions for their population and guarantee sustainable and appropriate management of liquid and solid discharges generated by the population.
Central and local authorities do not have documents for planning and managing waste management: strategic plans, master plans, feasibility studies, etc.
The solid waste collected is deposited in unmanaged dumps and in gutters and ditches. Households without access to collection services discharge their waste into open spaces and rainwater drainage channels, while others use it to fill residential construction sites. During rainy periods, solid waste (household waste, used tires, plastic waste, bulky waste, etc.) causes the dysfunction and degradation of rainwater drainage structures and leads to unsanitary conditions and flooding problems.
This session will discuss good practices, innovations and lessons learned to ensure sustainable and appropriate waste management by integrating the private sector and ensuring the necessary financial resources for the sustainability of the waste management sector in African cities. The session will begin with an introduction on the importance of appropriate solid waste management in the African context. A round table will follow, drawing on lessons and experiences to ensure sustainable waste management in the collection, treatment and recovery of solid waste in Africa