Call for Expression of Interest: Application of Waste Wise Cities Tool to measure SDG indicator 11.6.1, proportion of municipal solid waste collected and managed in controlled facilities out of total municipal solid waste generated, by the city, in Bukavu, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo



  1. Introduction

In urban Africa, waste management is increasingly becoming a big issue. With the highest urbanization rate in the world, the lack of infrastructure and limited access to waste collection services are threatening public health and urban environment. Lower income cities in Africa expected to double their municipal solid waste generation within the next 15-20 years.

To address the increasing demand in waste management from African cities and countries, in April 2017, UN-Habitat joined its effort with UN Environment, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Ministry of the Environment and Yokohama City to establish African Clean Cities Platform (ACCP), a knowledge sharing, waste SDG capacity development and investment promotion platform for to create clean and healthy cities in Africa. Currently 37 countries and 68 cities have become members of ACCP.

UN-Habitat also developed Waste Wise Cities Tool: Step by Step Guide to Assess City Municipal Solid Waste Management Performance through SDG 11.6.1 Indicator Monitoring. SDG indicator 11.6.1 quantifies parameters that will help cities and countries to better manage resources, mitigate and prevent environmental pollution, create business, employment and livelihood opportunities, and shift towards a circular economy.

The project is aiming to support the city of Bukavu, a member of African Clean Cities Platform in evidence-based decision making for the improved solid waste management, through Waste Wise Cities Tool application and participatory planning process to identify policy intervention and infrastructure investment gaps.


  1. Proposed Project

UN-Habitat invites Expression of Interest from Not-for-Profit Organizations and Governmental Institutions to identify policy intervention and infrastructure investment gaps for improved solid waste management in Bukavu through application of Waste Wise Cities Tool (WaCT) and Waste Flow Diagram (WFD) as well as organization of stakeholders workshop in the local waste management chain.

The activities expected under this project include but are not limited to the following key elements:

  1. Organize WaCT and WFD trainings to technical officers in Bukavu;
  2. Arrange logistics for the WaCT and WFD survey (Step 1 and 2 of WaCT)in coordination with the municipal government of Bukavu;
  3. Purchase necessary tools and PPEs for the survey
  4. Implement WaCT and WFD survey and collect data through Data Collection Application downloadable here;
  5. Compile collected data and submit to UN-Habitat;
  6. Organize local waste stakeholders workshop inviting key stakeholders in waste chain, including informal sector;
  7. Present the results of WaCT and WFD survey and discuss policy intervention and infrastructure investment gaps for the improved SWM in Bukavu;
  8. Draft project proposals in coordination with UN-Habitat and relevant local stakeholders; and
  9. Submit the final report which include the summary of the survey, workshop results and project proposals.


  1. Expression of Interest

The EOI should contain, but not limited to the following:

  1. Overall experience of the organization in the area of interest;
  2. A short conceptual proposal on how the organization plans to develop and implement this project;
  3. The support/contribution the organization is willing to make including, cash and in kind (contribution in terms of staff time, office space and equipment and other support in cash and in-kind should be expressed in monetary terms);
  4. A certified true copy of the original Audited Account Statement for the last two years and latest annual report; and
  5. Governance and organizational structure; experience and qualifications of key professional staff and infrastructure facilities of the organization.


  1. Overall Timeframe

The work outlined in this EOI is scheduled to commence as soon as possible and completed by September, 2021.


  1. Submission Requirements and Guidelines

Expression of Interest must be delivered in electronic format no later than 29th of April to the email address given below:


  1. Contact Information

Hanna Kuivalainen

Goma Coordination Office, Regional Office of Africa / Arab States

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

35 Av. Tulipier. Q. Les Volcans. Goma/Nord-Kivu/RDC

+ 243 827 449 352


  1. Budget

UN-Habitat will contribute financial resources towards Agreement of Cooperation of up to USD 15,000


  1. Other

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 a Cooperation Partner will be considered for receipt of the solicitation when issued and only Cooperation Partners who are deemed qualified by UN-Habitat upon completion of evaluation of submission, will receive the final solicitation document.