Waste Wise Cities Challenge

It all started with 20 cities, 2 years and 1 goal: to clean up and establish the foundations for sustainable waste management

We are bringing together cities that are looking to improve the management of their municipal solid waste management (Changemaker Cities) with mentor cities (Supporter Cities) committed to share their good practices and expertise.

Sustainable management of Solid Waste is important if cities are to be clean, green and inclusive”  Andre Dzikus Chief, Urban Basic Services Section, UN-Habitat

In addition to facilitating collaboration and knowledge sharing, UN-Habitat provides training on the Waste Wise Cities Tool, a methodology for rapidly assessing a city's solid waste management system and report on waste SDGs indicators.
After applying the tool and consolidating collected and existing data, Changemaker Cities identify in a participatory approach intervention areas and infrstructure gaps. Assisted by their Supporter Cities and UN-Habitat, the Changemaker Cities then develop project proposals. 

The following cities have expressed their commitment to tackle their solid waste management challenges by applying to be a “Changemaker City”. However, there is a shortage of the mentoring “Supporter Cities” , therefore we invite cities to be part of the Challenge as “Supporter Cities”. Have a look at the candidates and their profile and let us know at WasteWiseCities@un.org if you want to support one of them!
 

Datcheka
Cameroon
Population: 30,000
Meri
Cameroon
Population: 170,000
Chifeng, inner Mongolia
China
Population: 4,643,000
Bukavu
Democratic Republic of Congo
Population: 1,311,000
Hawassa
Ethiopia
Population: 387,087
Mfantseman
Ghana
Population: 176,288
Amritsar
India
Population: 1,132,383
Bangalore
India
Population: 10,000,000
Hyderabad, Telangana
India
Population: 7,000,000
Malanjklhand
India
Population: 32,326
Warangal
India
Population: 800,000
Irbid
Jordan
Population: 1,250,000
Kisii
Kenya
Population: 74,098
Kisumu
Kenya
Population: 721,082
Nairobi
Kenya
Population: 4,000,000
Aaqoura
Lebanon
Population: 12,000
Ain_Ebel
Lebanon
Population: 1,500
Ainata Al Arz
Lebanon
Population: 3,000
Edde
Lebanon
Population: 2,750
Ehmej
Lebanon
Population: 4,500
Qaraoun
Lebanon
Population: 10,000
Rachaya el wadi
Lebanon
Population: 10,000
Zgharta
Lebanon
Population: 130,000
Mzuzu
Malawi
Population:
Salima
Malawi
Population: 478,386
Hermosillo
Mexico
Population: 985,000
Veracruz
Mexico
Population: 626,918
Dudhauli
Nepal
Population: 65,644
Panchkal
Nepal
Population: 45,000
Sakrand Town
Pakistan
Population: 65,699
Dakar
Senegal
Population: 5,000,000
Bandarawela
Sri Lanka
Population: 25,400
Colombo
Sri Lanka
Population: 680,000
Galle
Sri Lanka
Population: 100,000
Moshi
Tanzania
Population: > 1,000,000
Sousse
Tunisia
Population: 250,000
Kampala
Uganda
Population: 1,500,000
Lusaka
Zambia
Population: 2,500,000
Harare
Zimbabwe
Population: 2,000,000

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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