A study and pilot project to establish if a digital waste management solution could improve waste collection and recycling in Southern Africa, starting with Angola and Mozambique.
- European Union Africa RISE programme
- AMOR Mozambique
- National Waste Agency [NWA] Angola
About the project
Delivered by Circular Action, the project involves undertaking a study and pilot project to establish if a digital waste management solution could improve waste collection and recycling in Southern Africa, starting with Angola and Mozambique.
Like most developing countries, waste management in Angola and Mozambique, is a major challenge caused by cultural and economic reasons, and a lack of proper urbanisation in the peripheral belt of cities. Both countries need a better market for solid waste where buyers and suppliers can transact freely, and so NWA and AMOR came to Africa RISE for support with a digital solution.
Looking to examples elsewhere, where this type of market is digitalised and successfully connects the actors involved in the recycling value chain, such as the KOLEKT app, Circular Action was commissioned to identify a digital waste management solution for Angola and Mozambique and to pilot the model.
The main problem the study will tackle is the lack of transparency on solid waste transactions, limited pricing information, poor match between supply and demand of waste, high informality of transactions and the sector overall that makes most marginalised miss opportunities.
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Circular Action Director (Netherlands)
Director of Communications (UK)