Waste Recycling and Repurposing to Address SDG 11 in Burkina Faso: Do Multi-stakeholder Platforms Matter?
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Poor waste management and uncontrolled waste disposal cause pollution and blocked drainage facilities, leading to flooding and water stagnation, increasing the risk of diseases, and eroding local progresses toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Recycling and repurposing liquid and solid waste for urban and periurban agriculture, green spaces, and green energy on the other hand benefit social and ecosystem resilience and can contribute to SDG11. This chapter considers the uneven progress in Burkina Faso where the transgressive behavior of garbage producers leads to illegal garbage dumping, equipment obsolescence, insufficient maintenance, and the lack of support from authorities. We show how the creation of a participatory Multi-Stakeholder Platform (MSP) can lead to better collection, recycling, and repurposing of wastes. The results showed that (1) the practice of liquid and solid waste management involves several interacting stakeholders, (2) these interactions generate complex problems hardly resolved by a single (few) stakeholder(s), and (3) an MSP is a good approach toward solving these complex problems.
Keywords - Urban waste management, Waste-water-energy nexus, Multi-stakeholder platform (MSP), Burkina Faso
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