PROJETS - FONDS POUR LES ÎLES

PRINCIPE, Sao Tomé & Principe

Local management of organic waste
TOTAL BUDGET: €100,000
ISLANDS FUND: €49,700
DURATION: January 2020-January 2021
PARTNERS: autonomous regional government of Principe, Principe Biosphere Reserve, CEIDA (Galician Environmental Education Centre), municipality of Pontevedra (Spain)
THEME: WASTE

The island of Principe does not have a waste management system. This project aims to foster a circular economy, by processing organic waste locally and on a small scale. The Islands Fund is being used to set up a pilot system for collecting, processing and reusing organic waste in Santo Antonio, the main town on the island of Principe. Three local technicians will receive training to become Master Composters.
Five collective composting centres will be set up in urban areas of Santo Antonio and 150 individual composters will be distributed around the outskirts. Purchasing a shredder will make it possible to process green waste. A training and awareness campaign must be organised for those who will receive collective and individual composters. The intention is to replicate this pilot project throughout the island and on other small islands. It is co-funded by CEIDA (Galician Environmental Education Centre) and the municipality of Pontevedra in Spain.

GORÉE, Senegal

Improved water and waste management
ISLANDS FUND: €50,000
DURATION: January 2020-January 2021
PARTNERS: Gorée Tourism Board (SITG), Gorée Town Council
THEMES: WATER AND WASTE

The island of Gorée is working on improving its waste management. The pipes in its sanitation system are old, and all wastewater is discharged directly into the sea without being processed. This causes major pollution problems both on land and in the sea, and increases the risk of infectious diseases spreading. The island also has to cope with restricted water availability, which calls for efforts to use water in a rational manner. Gorée’s tourism authority (SITG) is responsible for implementing this multi-stranded project.

WATER
The project contains several initiatives in the field of water management, including restoring rainwater collection infrastructures and carrying out a feasibility study on repairing rainwater storage facilities. Revamping a block of five public toilets in Mbambara will go some way to enhancing sanitation on the island.

WASTE
The SITG intends to buy a shredder to improve the management of green waste, and its composting platform and processes are to be assessed and upgraded. A strategy for managing special and dangerous waste will also be put in place. Finally, environmental education initiatives are planned for the island’s youngsters.

 

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