Decentralized Solid Waste Management in Zanzibar, Tanzania

June 14, 2018

On 27 January 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and Zanzibar Environmental Management Authority (ZEMA) for facilitating better solid waste management practices and policy in the autonomous island. As part of the MoU, a decentralised pilot project on waste management was launched on 6 September 2017 in Shaurimoyo, Zanzibar (3 kms away from Stonetown), a low-income area in Zanzibar. This initiative is helping transform Zanzibar into a zero landfill island by adopting a segregation incentive model which is frugal and wealth generating