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Waste treatment team in Mahajanga, Madagascar. Photo credit: Africompost

Nominee:

Gevalor, Goodplanet, ETC Terra

Initiative:

Africompost project - Developing organic waste composting units in 5 African cities

Region:

Africa

Pollutants targeted: Black carbon and co-pollutants, Methane

 

About

The Africompost project has developed financially-viable organic waste composting units in the African cities Lome (Togo), Mahajanga and Antananarivo (Madagascar), Dschang (Cameroon), and Bouake (Ivory Coast). The first phase of the project has led to measurable reductions of greenhouse gases (27,000 tonnes CO2 equivalent), contributed to the development of local agriculture, and created jobs for disadvantaged populations.  

Website:

www.africompost.org

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