Best Projects 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category click HERE
Waste management and Recycling Village
Explain your project in details:
Uncorrected trash is a huge problem in the developing world. It is estimated that only 10% of solid waste in Africa is collected resulting is pollution, diseases and a growing environmental crisis. The generation of solid waste in Tanzania has been estimated to grow with 1.3% annually. Improper waste management increases greenhouse gas emissions, For Example, land fills generates Methane which contribute to climate change
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
This project has so far collected nearly 35 tons of waste using low-cost cargo bicycles that are creatively designed to transport the wastes. Impacts: (i) The project has reduce the impact of poor waste management and local environmental degradation on low-income households in Tanzania by establishing accessible incentive based recycling system (ii) Tackling rural poverty through promoting sustainable innovation systems which are environmentally sound, economically viable and social acceptable. (iii) The project has managed to provide employment to 5 youth and 2 women from poor communities. (iv) Through training the project has empowered 3 communities to own and manage the environmental resources sustainable using their indigenous knowledge and incorporating science and technology where necessary We are looking forward to grow and cover the whole country .
Sustainability and future plans
Decentralized Solid Waste Management systems use simple, cost effective, and labor intensive machinery and technology. As far as possible, the Project use machines that are run by gas produced by waste and not dependent on an assured power supply or fuel ensures project sustainability.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Am James Katinda, am 30 years old, am passionate and visionary social entrepreneur living in Tanzania, a holder of BA in Public Administration and management. An creative, self motivated and hard working person, am so passionate to environmental issues and that passion was my drive to become social entrepreneur.