Improved conditions in Urban Slums, Public Private Partnership

  • Year:
    2010
  • Location:
    Kampala
  • Project title:
    Improved conditions in Urban Slums, Public Private Partnership

Project Info

The overall objective of this action is to reduce the prevalence of poverty in the context of sustainable development and so contribute to the achievement of MDG 1 in reducing poverty by 50% by 2015. Additionally the project will contribute to target 4 of MDG 7 (ensuring environmental sustainability), namely a significant improvement in the lives of the slum dwellers by 2020.

The specific objective is to improve environmental sanitation services in 3 poor urban communities in Kampala and neighbouring Nansana Town Council, through Public Private Partnerships involving local authorities and pro-poor social enterprises. This will be achieved by improving the environmental situation while simultaneously harnessing the creative and entrepreneurial skills of the population to create income-generating opportunities through the provision of services and re-use and recycling waste. One of the activities is to equip & train communities in alternative sources of energy specifically in Charcoal Briquettes from waste and Energy saving stoves 2010-2012.

This is an intervention on climate change by reduction of cutting down trees/deforestation. This intervention imparts Hands on skills that lead to the production of charcoal briquettes as an alternative source of fuel, small scale & medium business creation, Jobs creation, Income generation, Protection of the environment, Best practices in waste management and reduction of daily costs of households on fuel.

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