Strengthening Municipal Capacities 

on Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Bolivia

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Our Goal

With the aim of strengthening the knowledge and capacities of Bolivian municipalities and communities on the management of solid and organic municipal waste and on environmental education, Skat Foundation carried out two initiatives in cooperation with Helvetas Bolivia.

Project Profile

1. Vocational Training on Solid Waste and Organic Management

In partnership with Helvetas – Bolivia, two six-week long vocational training courses on Sustainable Solid Waste Management were implemented online in 2022.

 

2. Support to Youth Initiatives on Sustainable Waste Management

In the framework of a project competition organised by Helvetas Bolivia, which focused on Solid Waste Management initiatives led by young people, Skat Foundation sponsored one of the winning projects «Waste Separation in Indigenous Communities in Pando» and provided technical advice to the two Environmental Engineering students who implemented the project. Indigenous communities, who are chestnut harvesters, benefitted from the project.

Location

Bolivia

Duration

2021 – 2022

Theme

Waste Management

Key services provided

• Technical support

• Methodological support

• Capacity development and training

Staff

Sandra Mendez Fajardo, Coordinator of the Solid Waste Management Programme.

Miriam Orellana, Local Ownership Specialist.

Project achievements

51

people have enrolled in new or up-graded vocational training (49% women and 51% men)

28

people have strengthened their capacities on solid waste manage-ment (46% women, 54% men)

710

people have benefitted from sustainable natural resource management practices (48% women, 52% men)

23

people have received environmental education and strengthened their skills on organic waste management (52% women, 48% men)

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