MedCities took part in a two-year capacity-building project (2016-2018) on solid waste management in the four municipalities conforming the Urban Community of Al Fayhaa (UCAF): Tripoli, Al Mina, Al Beddawi and Qalamoun. The project created and promoted an Awareness and Change Management Program to tackle waste separation at source as well as a Strategic Manage- ment Plan on Collection and Treatment of Municipal Waste. With the support of the Catalan Agency of Development Cooperation, MedCities implemented four pilot projects across the UCAF.
Tags: waste, waste management, environment, cities strategies and governance, Mediterranean
To strengthen the capacity of local authorities of the Urban Community of Al Fahyaa (UCAF) in managing municipal solid waste, in order to ultimately improve the environmental and health conditions in the UCAF, covering part of the Mediterra- nean coastal front in the North.
Project type Waste Management
Catalan Agency of Development Cooperation (ACCD)
Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB)
Catalan Fund for Development Cooperation (FCCD)
Municipality of Barcelona
UNDP North Lebanon
Urban Community of Al Fayhaa (UCAF)
Catalan Waste Agency
Start date 2016-2018
The ISWMF focused on building capacity of the local Authorities of UFC Municipalities (that is, Tripoli, Al Mina, Al Beddawi and Qalamoun) in this transitional phase of refugee inflow (from 2015 onwards). Its aim was to divert the maximum volume of waste possible from the landfill while taking into consideration the social, environmental, and economic limitations of all stakeholders involved. The project had several components:
1. Elaboration of an Awareness and Change Management Program serving as an independent platform for education, awareness and capacity building for all stakeholders in solid waste management as well as the general population (schools, restaurants, markets). A coordination mechanism with Civil Society Organizations was established during of the project and a large-scale sensitization program was implemented.
2. Elaboration of the Strategic Management Plan on Municipal Waste. The overall plan has three components: municipal waste collection plan; treatment and disposal plan; sweeping and street washing plan. Each plan is accompanied by a feasibility study.
3. Implementation of 4 pilot projects (one in each city) on sorting at source and recycling, which include the creation of Green Points, the instauration of a separate collection system for commercial shops, households and schools and the establishment of an exclusive waste treatment area for separately collected waste in Tripoli’s MBT.
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