The African Clean Cities Platform (ACCP) was established in 2017 in Maputo, Mozambique, by 24 African countries together with the Ministry of Environment of Japan (MoEJ), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the City of Yokohama, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). It serves as a platform for knowledge exchange and international cooperation for improved solid waste management in Africa, to address ever-increasing Africa’s waste issues.
The ACCP Secretariat is hosted by UN-Habitat and 108 cities and 42 countries have become members of ACCP (as of July 2022), and various activities in the below listed action areas have been carried out since its establishment:
- Knowledge sharing and networking: ACCP Assemblies are organized to share knowledge and experience in conjunction with TICAD (Tokyo International Conference on African Development).
- Promoting the achievement of waste SDGs targets: Capacity development and training programmes are provided for ACCP members to achieve waste related SDG targets, as well as online knowledge sharing and learning opportunities provided.
- Supporting project development in waste management: Using the Waste Wise Cities Tool (WaCT) as a standard data collection tool, ACCP supports member cities to develop evidence-based tangible projects on the ground.
- Expression of Interest
ACCP Secretariat is calling for Expression of Interest for ACCP members to be selected as a city to apply DIY WaCT with trainings and technical support, in order to establish and/or improve city’s sustainable municipal solid waste management system based on Waste Wise Cities Tool results.
SDG indicator 11.6.1 survey will provide comprehensive and essential datasets with in-depth analysis in policy and infrastructure investment gaps, as well as city’s status of current municipal solid waste management system. In addition, the results will facilitate evidence-based tangible solid waste management projects formulation y identifying the intervention areas in city’s solid waste management sector.
It is expected that the municipality or waste management authority will work with the relevant authorities and all waste management stakeholders including recycling companies, waste pickers and other practitioners.
In addition to the above, the implementation partner is expected to support any other tasks required for a successful project execution that might occur during project implementation.
ACCP member cities and countries
- Submitting Expressions of Interest
A party wishing to express its interest to apply DIY WaCT must submit EoI which should contain, but not be limited to the following;
- Overall background or interest of the institution in the area of solid waste management;
- A short conceptual proposal on how the organisation plans to conduct WaCT survey, data analysis and reporting as well as organize an action planning workshop involving stakeholders;
- The support/contribution the organization is willing to make including, cash and in kind; (contribution in terms of staff time, equipment and other support, etc.)
- Organizational structure; experience and qualifications of waste management focal point of the organization.
- Overall Timeframe
The work outlined in this EOI is scheduled to commence as soon as possible and complete by end of February 2023.
- Submission Requirements and Guidelines
All Expressions of Interest must be submitted in electronic format no later than 07 October 2022 to ACCP@un.org
UN-Habitat will provide technical support (dispatch of WaCT specialist) for the selected 3 cities to conduct WaCT survey and organize action planning workshop.
Please note that this EOI notice does not constitute a solicitation. UN-Habitat reserves the right to change or cancel this requirement at any time in the Expressions of Interest/or solicitation process.
Submitting a reply to an EOI does not guarantee that an applicant will be considered for receipt of the solicitation when issued.