Integrating Gender Issues in Solid Waste Management

PROJECT LOCATION Lalitpur District
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 1
OTHER STAFF 10 (Volunteers)
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR Canadian Cooperation Office (CCO)
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 6
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 60
START DATE (Month/Year) February 1992
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) July 1992
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES NRs. 50,000
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr. Rabin Lal Shrestha was involved as Project Leader and was responsible for design of the project, site selection and overall monitoring and supervision of the project.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The Center implemented a community-based solid waste management program in Kupondole with the help of committed women volunteers covering nearly 300 households. A series of household visits, group meetings and trainings were conducted to mobilize women to undertake the solid waste management. As a result, Women Environment Preservation Committee (WEPCO) was formed and took the responsibility of implementing the program in various local areas. This committee comprising of housewives have become a role model for the society in preserving and managing the environment. WEPCO now has become a sustainable organization and provides services to over 1000 households and has diversified its activities. CEAPRED has accorded WEPCO a sistership status.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

CEAPRED provided Team Leader, support staff and logistic support to the Project. Major activities undertaken include the followings:
  • Home Visit
  • Awareness rising on Urban Environment degradation due to solid waste
  • Training on Solid Waste Management
  • Institutionalization of solid waste management