Ecosystem Approach to Urban Household Waste Management in the context of NEPAD

The Community of Practice in Ecohealth (COPEH) supported by IDRC's Ecosystem Approaches to Human Health (Ecohealth) program initiative would like to establish one or two regional projects in West and Central Africa involving simple but innovative solutions to household waste management.

This grant will support a project comprising two components: an exploration of the dimensions of the urban and periurban household waste problem in each of the potential country partners in the region; and a series of national and regional capacity building workshops.

The principal goal of the workshops will be to arrive at a consensus on one or two regional projects, which will be presented to the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and other interested partners for funding consideration.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

End Date

Friday, July 24, 2009


24 months

IDRC Officer

Sanchez-Bain, Walter Andres

Total funding

CA$ 392,807


North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Food, Environment, and Health

Project Leader

Prof. Yveline Houenou Agbo


Network for Environment and Sustainable Development in Africa

Institution Country

Ivory Coast

Institution Website