WASTE advisers on urban environment and development

Netherlands • The Hague


WASTE works towards sustainable improvement of the urban poor's living conditions and the urban environment in general. Our multi-year, multi-country programmes and projects have a focus on bottom-up development in relation to recycling, solid waste management, ecological sanitation and knowledge sharing. WASTE, located in the Netherlands, teams up with organisations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe that share its goals and approaches.

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Asia & Pacific Europe, Caucasus & Central Asia International NGO Latin America & Caribbean Sub-Saharan Africa

Projects in SuSanA database: 13

2017 - 2019

Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation & Health (FINISH) Mondial

FINISH has scaled-up and gone global, aiming for sanitation-for-all through an integrated model that addresses both the demand- and supply-side of the sanitation challenge.

FINISH Mondial is the scaling of successful FINISH programmes in India and Kenya, which uses a multi-stakeholder approach to involve the entire value chain in sanitation. By (1) raising awareness on and creating a demand for sanitation amongst end-users; (2) mobilising the supply and reuse business of sanitation and (3) integrating local financial …

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EJOM- L’emploi des jeunes crée des opportunités, ici au Mali

Creating jobs for young people & returning migrants in Mali

WASTE and RUAF have been working together in the OJEM project to contribute to the development of economic opportunities and to create jobs for young men and women and for returning migrants in Mali. The project takes place in the four cities (regions) of Kayes, Koulikoro, Gao and the district of Bamako, all areas where young Mali people face …

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Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation & Health (FINISH) India

Sanitation for all by integrating the demand and supply side of the sanitation challenge in India

FINISH works with a unique multi-stakeholder approach that involves the entire value chain. By mobilising the supply side of sanitation while integrating financial resources into the value chain, it raises awareness on and creates a demand for sanitation services amongst end-users. This includes improving quality and safety of sanitation services, …

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2017 - ongo


Setting-up TAKE-a-STAKE Fund for SMEs in WASH and linked sectors

With support of WASTE, the TAKE-a-STAKE Foundation aims to set-up a new Impact Investment Fund for SMEs in the water, sanitation, waste and linked sectors (eg. renewable energy, agriculture, health) in developing countries and emerging markets, starting initially in Kenya, Uganda and India and expanding to other countries later. These companies …

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2018 - ongo

Financial Inclusion & Improved Livelihoods Out of Plastics (FINILOOP)

Creating green jobs and local circular economies through scaling plastic recycling

FINILOOP aims to create green jobs and local circular economies through scaling plastic recycling. FINILOOP stands for Financial INclusion and Improved Livelihoods Out Of Plastics. The project focuses on increasing recycling rates in Asia and Africa by professionalizing the plastic recycling sector and improving segregation at source at household …

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2016 - 2018

Mini Desludging Unit in Ethiopia (MDU)

Developing a locally made mini-desludging device in Ethiopia and building business around it

As part of the Emergency Sanitation Project (ESP), we were challenged to develop a desludging device and simple effective faecal sludge treatment methods in Adama City in Ethiopia and to further develop businesses for these devices. By doing so, this project would support both households who have pit latrines that need to be emptied frequently, …

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2016 - 2019

Emergency Sanitation Project Phase II (ESP2)

Innovative concepts for sanitation and faecal sludge management in emergency settings

The Emergency Sanitation Project (ESP) is a consortium of humanitarian agencies and other partners dedicated to researching new technology and methodology for improving the ability of humanitarian organizations to provide sanitation in emergency response. The ESP has led to an array of positive outcomes ranging from the development of sanitation …

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2017 - 2019

DCAM Benin

Ecological management of faecal sludge and valorization of by-products in Benin

Activities WASTE: • Advise on design and construction faecal sludge treatment plant in Parakou • Advice on production and marketing of co-compost • Monitor fry (small fish) production and sales • Advise on the business plan for the scaling up of the project

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2017 - 2020

Securing Water For Food (SWFF)

Circular economy with blackwater and greywater recycling for cultivation of exotic vegetables by women Farmers Groups in India under Securing Water for Food (SWFF).

Activities: -Establishment of faecal sludge treatment sites in cooperation with women SHGs and local governments -Organisation of private faecal sludge collectors -Capacity building (technical and business) of women SHGs to operate co-compost production sites -Production, sales and marketing of co-compost with ongoing monitoring and …

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2011 - 2019


FINISH focuses on fostering enabling environments for the scaled-up uptake of sanitation systems through local market-based approaches by sustainably expanding access to and demand for sanitation facilities through financial inclusion.

Main activities carried out to ensure a complete loop that leads to the increased uptake of sanitation systems includes: • Demand generation through the sanitation marketing approach • Sanitation marketing training of community health volunteers, independent youth and other developmental professionals of all cadres (and institutionalisation …

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2017 - 2018

Complementary Local Urban Environmental Services (CLUES)

Bundling of front-line service for fecal sludge management and solid waste management in developing low income cities

To assess the conceptual framework for complementary local urban environmental services, which is the bundling of front-line service for fecal sludge management and solid waste management in developing low income cities

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Project ongoing since: 2005

WASTE Research Projects

WASTE advisers empower people in over 20 countries to improve their environment and livelihood. The projects have a focus on bottom-up development in relation to recycling, solid waste management, ecological sanitation and knowledge sharing.

WASTE provides meaningful and effective support to transform waste into business opportunity, as an entry point to reach our vision, which is for people in urbanised areas to live dignified lives in balance with their environment. This is accomplished by mobilising networks, ideas, knowledge, and money. Our consultancy and research projects focus …

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2014 - 2017

Sanitation Service Level Agreements Blantyre City (SSLABC)

The purpose of this project is to expand the provision of sanitation services to the poor population of Blantyre, Malawi.

Stakeholders: Assessments of Motivation and Capacity – Blantyre City Assembly & City Councillors – Population – esp market committees and users – Private sector – Banks / MFIs – NGOs – esp working in slums Need for decentralised treatment sites to support the public toilets and emptying businesses - – Reduce transport …

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WASTE advisers on urban environment and development
Binckhorstlaan 36, Unit C174

2516 BE The Hague

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