Ivory Coast: Anaged signs with INP-HB for waste management training

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Ivory Coast: Anaged signs with INP-HB for waste management training©Anaged

The National Agency for Waste Management (Anaged) of Ivory Coast has signed a framework partnership agreement with the National Polytechnic Institute Houphouët Boigny (INP-HB). The Yamoussoukro-based public institution will train Anaged staff in sustainable solid waste management.

The National Waste Management Agency (ANAGED) of Ivory Coast wants to strengthen its capacity in solid waste management. This justifies its recent alliance with the Institut polytechnique Houphouët Boigny (INP – HB), which houses the African Centre of Excellence for the valorisation of waste into high added value products (CEA Valopro). The agreement between the two entities was signed on 25 October 2022.

In accordance with the framework partnership agreement, INP-HB will equip ANAGED’s experts with techniques for converting solid waste into various resources, including electricity, biogas and biofertiliser for agriculture. In return, ANAGED will receive the INP-HB trainees in its premises and intervene at the institute.

Pollution reduction

By opting for the circular economy, ANAGED wants to reduce waste pollution in Ivory Coast. In this West African country, the daily production of waste per inhabitant is estimated at an average of 0.64 kilograms, according to the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

To reduce pollution in Ivory Coast, ANAGED is also focusing on entrepreneurship in the waste sector. In September 2022, the agency signed a partnership with the Worofla town hall and the Agence Emploi Jeunes (AEJ) to train 110 young people in the production of compost enriched with hygienic cosubstrates, as well as in biofertilisation techniques based on enriched compost. This is phase II of the Worofla household waste recovery project, which will run until September 2024.

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In the first phase of the project, a household waste composting unit was built and a household waste collection system was set up, creating 57 direct jobs. Households in Worofla have also been equipped to sort waste at source.

Inès Magoum

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