Engaging Civil Society in Sustainable waste Management
Engaging Civil Society in Sustainable waste Management
This strategic project proposal being submitted by S4S Seeks to help more communities establish CBOs to enable them to participate more actively and effectively in sustainable development, with a particular focus on a challenging national issue -­? sustainable waste management. The project will bring together partners from CBOs, the private sector and government to showcase more sustainable ways of managing waste in Seychelles.

Strategically, for Seychelles and for the GEF/SGP, this project will serve to expand and strengthen the CBO movement in Seychelles to improve their participation in the GEF/SGP country programme with their own projects. Using the issue of waste as a focal point, the project will showcase a more participatory process for tackling environmental problems through close collaboration and networking between communities (CBOs), the private sector and government.

The main environmental problem the project seeks to address is the increasing amount of solid waste going to landfill in Seychelles. This is directly to Outcome 2.1 (reduce Seychelles’ greenhouse gas emissions) of the Seychelles’ country programme strategy, and under this to Output 4, “improve local sustainable waste management efforts (reduce, re-­?use, and recycling)”. The project will also contribute to the achievement of several outcomes of the Seychelles’ Sustainable Development Strategy (2011-­?2020) under the thematic areas of climate change and waste.

The broad objective of the project is to engage civil society in a shift toward sustainable waste management in Seychelles. The main project activities include:
1. Helping communities set up CBOs to deal with waste and other local issues.
2. Working with CBOs and the private sector to plan and implement mini-projects focused on sustainable waste management
3. Developing a national sustainable waste management policy and action plan (through a collaborative, participatory process involving civil society, government and private sector)
4. Demonstration projects to showcase sustainable waste management strategies: home
composting, e-­?waste, crushed glass for construction
5. Developing a strategy for public awareness on waste and implementing selected activities under this strategy.

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Project Snapshot

Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 150,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 91,200.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Policy Influence
The government is very short staffed regarding waste management – especially in the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change itself. The project has helped them by enabling the grantee to reach out to the civil society stakeholders in waste management, whose participation is vitally needed to put the new waste policy in practice. • The Landscape and Waste Management Agency is short of staff to do waste education work and the MEECC have only begun to address the littering program through a campaign launched this year. Our work has complemented their efforts and filled in the gap regarding information, education and communication about more sustainable waste management practices suitable for Seychelles. A waste Education Guide has also been produced for use in schools which has been welcomed by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Environment
Project sustainability
The results are there to stay; many CBOs have been formed and registered through the project and are actively implementing waste management and other environmental actions within their community; some have also applied for SGP grant to keep address key environmental and social issues within their community. The concerned authorities at local and national levels have incorporated some project results into their core programme.
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Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator



SGP Country office contact

Ms Lyndy Bastienne
248 4225914


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