The UK is launching a call for innovations for companies specialising in sustainable waste management through its KTN Global Alliance Africa project. The call for expressions of interest is only open to companies based in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Proposals are due by August 30th, 2021.
In Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, companies specialising in waste management are being called upon to showcase their innovative projects. This is part of a UK call for projects focusing on waste recycling. The call for expressions of interest is launched through KTN Global Alliance Africa. It is a six-year project, funded by the UK to promote job creation, inclusive growth and poverty reduction through knowledge transfer, skills development and opportunities to support businesses and innovations that can have scalable impact.
Proposals are due by August 30th, 2021. KTN Global Alliance Africa has categorised the project selection criteria by country. In Kenya, the successful company will need to have an annual turnover of more than 25 million Kenyan shillings (more than $228,000) with at least 50 employees; while in South Africa, it will need to have an annual turnover of 50 million South African rand (nearly $3.3 million) with 50 employees. In Nigeria, the selected waste management company will need to have 100 million naira per annum (about $243,000), with over 50 employees.
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The project aims to promote sustainable waste management through a complete cycle where products and materials are recycled, repaired, refurbished or reused, so that a by-product or waste from one economic process becomes an input for another. Unlike other African countries, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa are advanced in waste recycling. At the same time, this helps to preserve the environment, which is the first victim of pollution.
For more details on the call for innovations, click here.