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Equipe PEP - Haiti

Manage Waste – Get Value (Geré Fatra - Fè lajan)

Contract: 2018.01
Resource Efficiency

Manage Waste – Get Value (Geré Fatra - Fè lajan)

Project Type:

Education and Quality Insurance

Technology:

Resource Efficiency

Country:

Haiti

Project State:

Ongoing

Project Start:

January 2018

End of Project:

Planned 2020

Partner:

Verein Equipe PEP, Zürich, www.equipe-pep.ch, Gertrud Osman

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Swiss Contribution

The “Team Equipe PEP” has many years of extensive experience in teaching activities at the ETH Zurich, universities, colleges and vocational schools; especially in the areas of renewable energies, environment, waste management, wastewater treatment and water protection. Furthermore, the “Team Equipe PEP” can draw on project experience in various developing countries.

Description

Haiti’s waste situation is precarious. Less than half of the municipal waste is collected and dumped. The rest ends up on the street or at uncontrolled dumping sites. Annual hurricanes, which are accompanied by heavy rains, flush large quantities of waste into the sea. Plastic that has been washed away also contributes to ocean pollution by micro-plastic particles.

This project is being carried out in the city of Port-de-Paix by the local partner GADEL (Groupe d’Appui au Développement Local). GADEL has been working in the waste sector since 2014 and has built a simple sorting center (Centre de Tri). In the city of Port-de-Paix, a know-how transfer will build up a knowledge pool and a training center. Goals are, the training of waste professionals according to the principles of dual apprenticeship training and the development of a comprehensive waste management system, among others.