Pilotprojekte

In a Call for Solutions the PREVENT Waste Alliance was searching for innovative and sustainable solutions that contribute to a circular economy in low- and middle-income countries, with a special focus on projects that mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic or strengthen systems against future crises. The call was closed on 26 June 2020. Out of 51 project proposals, the Secretariat together with the Steering Committee and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as commissioning ministry, selected 8 pilots, which were announced during the General Assembly in December 2020.

These are the selected solutions

In line with the PREVENT Waste Alliance´s overall objective, the solutions shall contribute to minimising waste, eliminating pollutants and maximising the reutilisation of resources by combining the expertise of multiple PREVENT Waste Alliance members. The solutions shall address the particular needs of low- and middle-income countries to develop self-sustaining waste management and circular economy approaches.

The selected pilot projects should therefore achieve tangible impacts on:

  • Waste prevention
  • Reuse/Refurbishment
  • Recycling
  • Institutional and human capacity building
  • Awareness raising
  • Regulatory frameworks.

Tanzania

Tanzania

The project supports the Tanzanian government in setting up mechanisms to reduce, control and assess imports of e-waste. It analyses transboundary e-waste flows, contributes to develop and pilot a national strategy and helps to strengthen local capacities for import control. The project will be scaled to other East African countries.

Ecuador

Ecuador

As part of Quito’s Circular Strategy, this project supports the design and trial of the first e-waste collection and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme in Ecuador. It develops policy recommendations and builds stakeholder commitment. Additionally, two mobile units are launched that serve as collection and learning centres for Quito’s inhabitants.

Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina

This project aims to enhance plastic recycling in Serbia by transferring operational expertise. At the same time, the opportunity of legal employment is created for vulnerable groups. Additionally, media campaigns will inform the general public in both Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina about proper waste management and reduction.

Nigeria

Nigeria

The project further develops a novel international financing mechanism for e-waste (Waste Compensation) to include batteries and monitors. An opportunity is created for the electronics industry and users of electronics to participate in this project, strengthening and further developing the e-waste recycling sector in Nigeria as well as helping to further advance this concept internationally.

Indonesia

Indonesia

This project aims to improve the Indonesian waste management system by enhancing the amount of plastic waste segregated, collected and recycled and increasing the uptake of recyclates in plastic production. It links all players of the plastic recycling value chain – from households to plastic producers globally – through digital technology: a blockchain app and a global online marketplace.

India, Mexico, Vietnam, Brazil

India, Mexico, Vietnam, Brazil

The project aims to establish reliable financial instruments, Plastic Credits, by integrating transparent and inclusive mechanisms throughout the entire plastic waste value chain that can help countries finance systemic improvements of their waste collection and treatment services.

Algeria, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt

Algeria, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt

The aim is to develop an online study programme for waste management and circular economy in order to qualify future personnel of the public and private sector with regard to improved and integrated waste management solutions for a sustainable circular economy.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

The aim of the project is to develop a legal, technical and economic guideline for dealing with organic waste as a basic strategy for politics, administration, research and the private sector for East African countries, using the example of Ethiopia. 

Timeline

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Application

May-June 2020

Deadline for applications is 26 June 2020. The PREVENT Waste Alliance Secretariat offers digital FAQ sessions, provides advice to project teams and offers different exchange formats.

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Selection

July 2020

The Secretariat, in close collaboration with the steering committee and BMZ, as commissioning ministry, selects solutions for implementation.

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Contracting

As of August 2020

Selected project teams are informed and asked to submit more detailed project descriptions and budget plans. GIZ prepares contracts according to the recipient organisation and internal procurement and contracting regulations.

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Announcement

December 2020

The selected pilot projects are officially launched by the German Development Minister and presented by the project teams during the general assembly.

Implementation

Until June 2022

Project implementation can start upon contracting and must end no later than June 2022.