African Clean Cities Platform

Africa’s urbanization rate is 3.5%, the highest in the world. Due to the rapid urbanization in recent years, municipal solid waste management has become a big challenge for many cities, as lower income cities in Africa expected to double their municipal solid waste generation within the next 15-20 years. Currently the average percentage of municipal solid waste collected is less than 50%.

To address this ever-increasing waste issue, African Clean Cities Platform (ACCP) was established in 2017 in Maputo, Mozambique, with 24 African countries representative together with 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), adopting “Maputo Declaration” with the aim of sharing knowledge and good practice and promoting investment in waste management to realize clean cities in Africa by 2030.

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In 2019, Second ACCP Assembly, attended by over 450 people from 38 African countries, representatives of development partners and private sectors, adopted “Yokohama Action Guidance” which emphasized the importance of support in the area of co-creation of knowledge and capacity development, data collection and monitoring progress towards achieving the waste related SDGs, expansion of waste collection, landfill improvement, promotion of 3R and awareness raising for behavioral change. UN-Habitat was also appointed to host the secretariat of African Clean Cities Platform.

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Contact : Andre Dzikus . Chief, Urban Basic Services Section United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) . WasteWiseCities@un.org

Contact : Andre Dzikus . Chief, Urban Basic Services Section United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) . WasteWiseCities@un.org