Joint Community Waste Management Project (JOCWAM)
Joint Community Waste Management Project (JOCWAM)
Community Water Alliance (CWA) is a registered national organization formed in 2013 as a response to the growing need to address national WASH (water, sanitation & hygiene), environment and climate challenges which placed a burden on women, who are confined by patriarchy to fee-free household chores. CWA builds community partnerships and alliances on WASH, environment & climate issues. Majority of CWA members run water points and are engaged on waste management initiatives as water point committees and anti-litter monitors respectively. The organization has more than 30000 individual membership and 6 institutional members as well as structures within 46 Wards in Harare.

The organization offer the following services: 1) hardware interventions on WASH, environment and climate (2) civic education (3) monitoring and observation (4) research and advocacy (5) information dissemination (6) networking and capacity building.

d) (i) Briefly describe organizational structure, governance and administrative framework, including staff numbers, roles, etc. Provide an indication of the legal status with any supporting registration/legal documentation as annex. If none, provide an elaboration of its nature of existence. Provide recent audited financial statement if any.
CWA has a Board of Trustees responsible for policy direction and a 12 members’ secretariat of the organization that carries out day to day work of the organization. The organization secretariat has the National Coordinator as the head, a Finance and Administration department that is responsible for managing finances, programmes department driving organization programmatic interventions, information department dealing with IEC management, an advocacy department driving policy and law reform initiatives, membership department that spearhead institutional and individual membership as well as the WASH portfolio that drives hygiene and cleanliness.

The organization has several policies which guide operations and these include a Finance Procedures Manual, Procurement Policy, Gender Policy, Safeguarding Policy, Human Resources Policy, Board Policy, Membership Policy, Anti-Fraud Policy, ICT Policy, Transport Policy, Fixed Assets Procedures Manual and Staff Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Community Water Alliance is registered through a Deed Of Trust and has audited financial statements.



COMMUNITY WATER ALLIANCE ORGANOGRAM


















ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
(SUPREME DECISION MAKING BODY)





BOARD OF TRUSTEES
(POLICY DIRECTION OF ORGANIZATION)








NATIONAL WATER COUNCIL
(MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE)





SECRETARIAT



NATIONAL COORDINATOR/DIRECTOR


MEMBERSHIP DEPT



PROGRAMS DEPT


RESEARCH & ADVOCACY DEPT


INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION DEPT
MONITORING & EVALUATION DEPT

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION DEPT











ii) How many direct and indirect beneficiaries (gender segregated) are in the project

Number of Direct beneficiaries Number of indirect beneficiaries
Number of Men Number of Women Number of Men Number of Women
15 30 26400 33600


iii) How many members are in the project committee (gender segregated). List the names of project committee members and IDs
There is no project committee as yet.

iv) If there is no project Committee in existence, indicate the management structure that will be in place for this project and what will be the role

The project will have a 20 members project management committee drawn from different institutions like City of Harare Waste Management division, health department & District Officer; 10 women who will run the Waste Collection Centre; Zimbabwe Republic Police, representatives of churches, persons with disabilities, representative of markets committees and 4 Community Water Alliance staff. Selection of names for the committee will be done collectively with stakeholders. As a principle 15 of the 20 members MUST be women. Project Management Committee will review progress and make adjustments necessary to achieve project objectives. The committee will meet on a monthly basis and will supervise implementation of project activities.

iv) What is your Current Annual budget: ___________USD375,090.00_____________

v) Does the organization have a Constitution Certificate of Registration, please attach a copies.
Yes the organization is registered as a Trust.




vi) Has the organisation received a previous grant from other sources? If Yes, indicate in the table provided below; If No, place N/A in the table below:

Name of Project Name of Funder Amount of Grant (US$) Year
Leave Noone Behind in COVID-19 Response Project UNICEF 45,005.00 2020
COVID-19 Response Project
Water Advocacy Project
Supporting COVID-19 Resilient Food Chain Management System in Harare OXFAM 18,999.95
9,000.00
64,600.00 2020
2020
2021
Peace Pipe Project
Gender Sensitive Water Collection Points Project
Creating COVID-19 Safe Water Points GIZ 49,787.10
28,943.00
42,001.00 2021
2020
2020
Leave No Resident Behind in Devolution PACT 49,889.70 2019
Water, Sanitation & Food Resilience German Embassy 22,300.00 2020
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e) Describe previous experience relevant to the proposed project, including activities related to global environmental issues; or experience with projects that focus on sustainable development at community level.
Community Water Alliance has been involved in several clean-up campaigns whose mission is to clear illegal dumpsites in Harare. The campaigns were implemented in Mbare, Glen-View and Budiriro in partnership with the Environmental Management Agency, City of Harare, Spar Zimbabwe, Oxfam and several Community Based Organizations. These campaigns led to removal of waste from illegal dumpsites, community stewardship and use of organic manure for community gardens projects.
























Fig 1: First picture shows Community Health Club members established in Mbare clearing an illegal solid waste dumpsite. Second picture shows the new look of illegal dumpsite after removal of waste. Third and fourth pictures show illegal dumpsite clearance by Community Health Clubs in partnership with City of Harare Waste Management Division and the Environmental Management Agency. NB: Community Health Clubs were established by Community Water Alliance through the “Supporting COVID-19 Food Supply Chain Management System in Harare” project coordinated by Oxfam and funded by the UNDP.


Beyond clean-ups, Community Water Alliance successfully established community based organizations that entrenched strong community stewardship on wetlands preservation. This intervention served numerous wetlands in Harare and part of the success of project include the National Wetlands Master plan produced by the Government of Zimbabwe.

















Fig 2: Picture of an intact wetland ecosystem restored in Dzivarasekwa. Community Water Alliance facilitated the establishment of a community based organization named Dzivarasekwa Conservation Trust to look after the wetland. Preservation of the wetland was achieved through entrenching community stewardship over adjacent wetlands.


f) Please indicate the organization’s prior engagement with GEF SGP (e.g. grantee, partner, etc), i.e Has the organization received a previous grant from the GEF Small Grants Programme? No

Project Number Project Title & Location Total Grant received Summary of achievements Gaps to be addressed by grant being applied
N/A
N/A
N/A N/A N/A



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PART 2: PROJECT PROPOSAL

SECTION A: PROJECT FRAMEWORK

1. Project Summary
Please provide a brief summary of the project in one paragraph, including rationale and context, project objective and key expected results, include the target site and community(ies) involved.

The Joint Community Waste Management Project (JOCWAM) is a joint initiative of the Community water Alliance (CWA) and the City of Harare Glen View district. The project seeks to leverage community-based institutions’ infrastructure in Glen View to initiate a waste management program that places reduce, recycle and re-use at the centre of community based plastics and solid waste management discourse, programing and campaigns. The project does this through placing community stewardship and 3R (reduce, recycle and reuse) issues at the forefront of Glen View waste management system well in advance of the waste collection schedules by City of Harare. While the Government of Zimbabwe has focused on environmental protection and improved community livelihoods as desired outcomes in the National Development Strategy 1 pillar on environment, the two institutions understand that critical community work around community-based waste management must begin early to accommodate the slow rate at which behavior change takes place and to accommodate the new turn towards community based waste management that is at the center of JOCWAM’s proposition.

The project responds to the ever increasing volume of plastic waste being generated that is increasing at a faster rate than the expansion of solid waste management measures and ability of the City of Harare to improve on the financial and technical resources needed to parallel this growth. In Glen View there is no integrated solid waste management and this is shown by mixed solid wastes at illegal dumping sites and bins at household level. Mixing of solid waste makes any recovery, reuse and recycling difficult and not practical. Most of the garbage from Glenview is biodegradable and residents are willing to engage in waste separation and to collect waste for recycling purposes but there is no value or motivation for doing so. Although the Government of Zimbabwe gazette Statutory Instrument 98 of May 2010 regulating grocery plastic bag, with a waiver on bread and food packages, the move has been facing resistance and consumers in Glen View have resorted back to the plastic bags making policy implementation imminent and contested. In 2019 Zimbabwe as a country exported 62,605 kilograms plastic hazardous waste disposal bags generating USD 175,080. In 2014 the Institute of Environmental Studies stated that Zimbabwe generates 1,65 million tonnes of solid waste per year and 12% (198000 tonnes) of that waste is plastic waste. In 2018 the Environmental Management Agency stated that roughly 11% of plastic generated in Zimbabwe is recycled and mainly high density polyethylene (HDPE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and low density polyethylene (LDPE). Kaseke (2005) noted that solid waste management has become a major problem in Zimbabwe’s towns and cities and the problem is increasing due to urbanization, population growth, industrialization and increased use of non-biodegradable plastics and bottles. Chidavaenzi (2006) argued that most of the municipal solid waste in Zimbabwe is disposed in open dumps and almost half of the wastes generated do not reach the designated disposal sites. In Glen View such improper waste disposal led to poor environmental health which birthed disease outbreaks such as the cholera outbreak of 2008/9. Glenview is receiving erratic waste collection and the city council challenges in collecting solid waste is shown by accumulation of waste heaps on open spaces, road sides and streets.

The JOCWAM project leverages the existence of Anti-Litter Monitors and other relevant community structures as the organizing and discussion centers for the project. It will utilize these structures to engage in critical plastic waste management issues and encourage women’s participation in reduce, recycle and reuse processes. At the center of JOCWAM is an effective grassroots campaign to mobilize effective participation of residents in wards 30, 31 & 32 of Glen View in preparation of a waste separation centre and separation at source motto. The main project drivers will be anti-litter monitors and other relevant local structures which are mostly comprised of women. Anti-litter monitors will drive behavior change interventions and drive strong community support for the project.


The project is strategically designed to take advantage of the window of opportunity that exists through July 2021 letter from Acting Finance Director of the City of Harare to City Harare Director of Works requesting council to avail land in Glen View for development of a waste drop off centre. Community Water Alliance engaged City of Harare Glen View District Officer Mr. Mupingashato and land earmarked for joint waste management centre was identified and agreed.










Fig 3: The two sites that have been availed for construction of waste management Centre


2. Project Justification and Baseline
Please describe the following:
? The challenges/problems that the project intends to address in relation to global environmental and development issues.

Problem Analysis:

State the
Problem/Issue or Challenge The issue the project intends to address is ever increasing volume of plastic waste being generated in Glen View that is increasing at a faster rate than the expansion of solid waste management measures and ability of the City of Harare to improve on the financial and technical resources needed to parallel this growth. The burden of waste disposal weighs heavily on women who are confined by patriarch to fee-free household chores. In Glen View there is no integrated solid waste management and this is shown by mixed solid wastes at illegal dumping sites and bins at household level. Mixing of solid waste makes any recovery, reuse and recycling difficult and not practical. There is no value or motivation for massive waste collection for recycling purposes in Glen View. In Glen View such improper waste disposal led to poor environmental health which birthed disease outbreaks such as the cholera outbreak of 2008/9. Plastic waste in Glen View has been causing flooding during the rainy season by clogging storm drains, contributing to respiratory issues as citizens burn waste and contaminating water bodies as the small canal carries the waste feeding into streams that end in Lake Chivero. The issue of plastic waste management feeds into Sustainable Development Goal 3 on health and well-being and Sustainable Development Goal 12 on sustainable consumption and production. The 2019 Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) report titled “The Plastic & Health: The hidden costs of a plastic planet” illustrates severity of accumulated health risks due to individual phases in the life cycle of plastic. Plastic production based on fossil fuel feedstock consumes an estimated 8% of current global oil production and that erodes the mission of sustainable consumption and production. Ethane which originate from shale gas sources has become new feedstock for petrochemical ethylene. This is then processed into products of plastic production pellets used to make polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate, polyvinylchloride and polystyrene.
What are the causes of the problem/issue or challenge? Direct Causes Indirect Causes
1. Erratic waste collection systems emanating from resource constrains.
2. Inadequate and centralized waste management infrastructure that is old and dilapidated.
3. Illegal night dumping.
4. The “collect, transport & throw away” approach to waste management. It is a linear, non-cyclical way of treating and relating with waste. Waste is seen as an evil leftover that should be eliminated. Waste is rarely discussed as part of a cycle of production, consumption and recovery.
5. Low levels of knowledge on solid waste disposal technologies and systems at household level
6. Lack of community stewardship on environmental cleanliness. There is social stigma where waste is considered dirty, filthy and those dealing with it are perceived as inferior second class citizens. 1. Urbanization.
2. Population Growth.
3. Industrialization.
5. Poor enforcement of policies & by-laws
6. Increased use of non-biodegradable plastics and bottles.
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? How the project relates and will be contributing to the SGP Country Programme Strategy
? How the project relates to other relevant programmes supported by government, GEF and other donors, and private sector.

The project promote strategic initiatives of the SGP Country Programme Strategy by promoting plastic and solid waste management and reducing the use of chemicals in urban agriculture initiatives through use of organic manure. Project speaks to SGP priorities of promoting reduce, recycle and reuse framework on waste management and places focus on behavior change interventions through campaigns, awareness raising and capacity development. JOCWAM project contributes to the Environmental Management Act (Chapter 20:07) on prevention of pollution and protection of the environment. The project advances Section 73 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe which accords citizens the right to a clean environment. It speaks to safe solid waste management which encompass waste separation, reduce, recycle and reuse as contained in the National Environment Policy and the Zimbabwe National Sanitation and Hygiene Policy. Pollution and proper waste management are key ingredients of the National Development Strategy 1 under the thematic area on Environmental Protection, Climate Resilience and Natural Resources Management.

The project relates with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ministry of Local Government and UNICEF joint pilot programme called Partnership for Building Urban Resilience in Zimbabwe. The relation is on green solutions and recovery. It aims to build on evidence generated and knowledge building for urban resilience policies, planning and programming. The project helps to create evidence and models that will build the resilience of urban populations to withstand and recover from stressors like the recurring chronic epidemics (e.g. Cholera, Typhoid) in Glen View. It also focuses on increased access to income for women and youths and this speaks to UNDP strategic plan to keep people out of poverty.

The project will link with established private players who have been buying plastic waste from individual anti-litter monitors in Glen View. The intervention builds on lessons drawn from the April 2020 UNDP pilot study on Community Based Social Protection Organizations in Zimbabwe.

3. Project Goal, Objectives, Activities, Outputs and Outcomes


a) Overall Goal/Primary Objective: Improve a gendered plastic and solid waste management system in order to protect human health, reduce environmental degradation and improve women livelihoods.

b) Specific Objectives:

• To manage plastic and solid waste so as to minimize quantities of waste reaching illegal dump sites and eventually have garbage free Glen-View through the establishment of suitable management practices including reduce, recycle and reuse by November 2022.
• To put in place an efficient and effective women and youth led plastic and solid waste collection and safe disposal system and facilities in Glen View by August 2022.
• To build stakeholders’ capacities at community level and create public awareness on community based maintenance of waste treatment facilities.

c) Activities

Activities of the project will be guided by principles of local ownership, women and youth empowerment, sustainability and strengthening of existing structures.

Objective: To manage plastic and solid waste so as to minimize quantities of waste reaching illegal dump sites and eventually have garbage free Glen-View through the establishment of suitable management practices including reduce, recycle and reuse by November 2022.

Activities: 1) Project Inception Meeting to share project objectives and benchmarks of success with
Partners
2) Mobilize the community and engage community leaders in selection of project beneficiaries and setting-up community structures like a Waste Separation Centre Committee. Engagement of community leaders is meant to get buy-in of stakeholders. Setting-up community structures composed of women and youths is meant to ensure the community take ownership of project from inception phase and influence extent to which the project respond to community needs.
3) Baseline survey to determine type and quantity of waste generated at shopping centres, markets and household level in Glen-View and assess potential for recycling. The survey will also look at gender dynamics on waste management.
4) Capacity building of stakeholders in reduce, recycle and reuse plastic and solid waste management systems. Stakeholders will include City of Harare officials at district level, churches, Zimbabwe Republic Police, anti-litter monitors, business community, markets committees, residents associations, representatives of youths, representatives of women organizations at community level, representatives of persons with disabilities, Environmental Management Agency, buyers of plastic waste and representatives of vendors/informal traders.
5) Monitoring and evaluation of project to ensure expected results are met and take corrective action where incorrect course of action has developed.

Objective: To put in place an efficient and effective women and youth led plastic and solid waste collection and safe disposal system and facilities in Glen View by August 2022.

Activities: 1) Construct and operationalize a suitable Waste Collection Centre with Occupational Health
and Safety measures, waste management hierarchy, COVID-19 Prevention Protocols and accessibility to persons with disabilities.
2) Purchase and distribution of 3 bins per house for citizens in residential areas and installation of
Garbage containers at shopping centres and markets for the purposes of appropriate collection.
3) Engagement of private sector businesses and buyers of plastic waste on waste collection, separation, disposal and recycling.

Objectives: To build stakeholders’ capacities at community level and create public awareness on community based maintenance of waste treatment facilities.

Activities: 1) Awareness and education campaigns targeting general public, industry and City of Harare on
Need to reduce waste generated, recycle, sound disposal and reuse.
2) Capacity building on local planning and management to avoid illegal dump sites.
3) Technical assistance to enable City of Harare Glen-View district office to set-up mechanisms
For partnerships in community-based waste collection, sorting and recycling.
4) Provision of equipment to support information exchange and research into new technologies
For plastic and solid waste management and for monitoring effectiveness of project activities.
5) Introducing appropriate legal measures to reduce and control generation and disposal of
Plastic waste, which include strengthening institutional co-ordination and harmonization of
Legislation.
6) Production and distribution of Information, Education & Communication material.


d) Project Outputs

Output 1: Design, construct and operationalize 1 model/pilot Waste Collection Centre to facilitate fulfilment of a waste management hierarchy that is managed by 10 women with support from 30 youth volunteers and 15 anti-litter monitors in Glen-View, Harare.

Output 2: Improve livelihoods of targeted women and youths through micro-enterprise in recycling and linkage of plastic waste suppliers to markets.

Output 3: Strengthened legislation, stakeholders’ technical capacity and co-ordination through research, law enforcement, capacity building and awareness raising.


e) Project Outcome

Outcome 1: Constructed and operationalized Waste Collection Centre that minimize quantities of plastic waste reaching illegal dumpsites, improve livelihoods and establish efficient plastic waste collection and safe disposal system in Glen-View.

Outcome 2: Strengthened, knowledgeable and informed stakeholders willing to participate in community based maintenance of waste treatment facilities and waste management hierarchy.


Table 1 - Results Framework: (This is the most important part of the project proposal. Please take your time and use the guidelines provided)
GOAL
(Every project should
have one goal) OBJECTIVES ACTIVITIES
(activities must contribute to the achievement of objectives. Sometimes it takes more than one activity to achieve an objective) INDICATORS FOR PLANNED ACTIONS OUTPUTS OUTCOME

Improve a gendered plastic and solid waste management system in order to protect human health, reduce environmental degradation and improve women livelihoods.
(i)

To manage plastic and solid waste so as to minimize quantities of waste reaching illegal dump sites and eventually have garbage free Glen-View through the establishment of suitable management practices including reduce, recycle and reuse by November 2022.

-Project Inception Meeting.
-Community Mobilization & Engagement.
-Baseline survey to determine quantity & type of waste.
-Capacity building of stakeholders in reduce, recycle and reuse plastic and solid waste management systems.
-Monitoring and evaluation


Baseline:
-Several illegal dumpsites with quantities of plastic & solid waste.
-11% plastic recycled.
-No demonstration site for recycling in Glen-View.
-Poor dumping of waste.
-No environmentally acceptable site constructed & used.
Target:

-Zero quantities of plastic & solid waste at illegal dump sites.
-60% plastic & solid waste recycled and or reduced.
-1 demonstration site for recycling in Glen View.
-1 environmentally acceptable site constructed & used. Design, construct and operationalize 1 model/pilot Waste Collection Centre to facilitate fulfilment of a waste management hierarchy that is managed by 10 women with support from 30 youth volunteers and 15 anti-litter monitors in Glen-View, Harare. Constructed and operationalized Waste Collection Centre that minimize quantities of plastic waste reaching illegal dumpsites, improve livelihoods and establish efficient plastic waste collection and safe disposal system in Glen-View.

Strengthened, knowledgeable and informed stakeholders willing to participate in community based maintenance of waste treatment facilities and waste management hierarchy.
(ii)

To put in place an efficient and effective women and youth led plastic and solid waste collection and safe disposal system and facilities in Glen View by August 2022.
-Construct and operationalize a suitable Waste Collection Centre with Occupational Health and Safety measures, waste management hierarchy, COVID-19 Prevention Protocols and accessibility to persons with disabilities.
-Purchase and distribution of 3 bins per house for citizens in residential areas and installation of garbage containers at shopping centres and markets.
-Engagement of private sector businesses and buyers of plastic waste on waste collection, separation, disposal and recycling.







Baseline:
-No operational Waste Collection Centre in Glen-View.
-Erratic 1 plastic bins supplied at household level.
-4 skip bins at shopping centres with no waste separation.
- 1 private player buying plastic waste.

Target:

-1 operational Waste Collection Centre in Glen-View where waste is separated, sorted and sold to private players for recycling.
-3 bins per household and 30 plastic garbage containers at shopping centres and markets.
-4 private players buying plastic waste in Glen-View to increase competitive pricing.
-30 youth volunteers and 15 anti-litter monitors established. Improve livelihoods of targeted women and youths through micro-enterprise in recycling and linkage of plastic waste suppliers to markets.

(iii)

To build stakeholders’ capacities at community level and create public awareness on community based maintenance of waste treatment facilities.

-Awareness and education campaigns on need to reduce waste generated, recycle, sound disposal and reuse.
-Capacity building on local planning and management to avoid illegal dump sites.
-Technical assistance to enable City of Harare Glen-View district office to set-up mechanisms for partnerships in community-based waste collection, sorting and recycling.
-Provision of equipment to support information exchange and research into new technologies.
-Introducing appropriate legal measures to reduce and control generation and disposal of plastic waste, which include strengthening institutional co-ordination and harmonization of legislation.
-Production and distribution of Information, Education & Communication material.






Baseline:

-6 anti-litter monitors involved in waste recycling activities.
-No illegal dump sites control and management plans in place.
-30% cooperation among stakeholders and institutions on waste management hierarchy.
-No equipment and facilities for information processing & exchange.

Target:
-10 women establish micro-enterprise in recycling. The micro-enterprise will be established a co-operative and women who will compose the co-operative will be drawn from a pool of anti-litter monitors selected and trained by the Environmental Management Agency. Some members will be selected in consultation with Residents Associations, Women Organizations, churches representatives and government institutions.
-30 young volunteers and 15 anti-litter monitors involved in waste recycling activities.
-Illegal dump sites control & management plan in place.
-Adequate regulations enacted or enforced.
-3 equipment and facilities for information processing and exchange.
-80% cooperation among stakeholders and institutions on waste management hierarchy. Strengthened legislation, stakeholders’ technical capacity and co-ordination through research, law enforcement, capacity building and awareness raising.








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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Community Water Alliance
Country:
Zimbabwe
Area Of Work:
Chemicals
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 52,200.00
Project Number:
ZIM/SGP/OP7/Y2/CORE/CH/2021/06
Status:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
Community Water Alliance established a Multi-Stakeholder Platform (MSP) in Glen-View where stakeholders meet on a monthly basis and share notes on developmental projects related to WASH, Environment and Climate. The MSP is chaired by City of Harare Glen-View District office. Participants include Oxfam, WHH, Zimbabwe Republic Police, City Health Department, Municipal police, Social welfare department, Combined Harare Residents Association rep, Women organizations, youth organizations, Harare Water officials etc. During the meeting it was agreed that partners fundraise for construction of a waste management centre in Glen-View. A letter from City of Harare selecting Glen View as an area that the city earmarked for construction of waste management centre was shared. All partners present were tasked to fundraise on the issue. Community Water Alliance secured approval from City of Harare District Officer for Glen-View to fundraise for the initiative. The project will establish a Project Management Committee that will oversee implementation. The already existing Multi-Stakeholder Platform will also be used as a platform for joint implementation of activities and evaluating the project. JOCWAM M&E approach shall use the following key parameters: inputs, outputs, outcomes, impacts. Implementation progress and performance progress will be monitored on results indicators and outputs indicators. Surveys for evaluation of outcomes compared to baseline will be conducted. A final independent report assessing overall impact of the project on women and youths will be conducted to determine the impact on livelihoods of this project intervention. The project will have a monitoring and evaluation scorecard detailing indicators of success, baseline, targets, milestones and verification means. Pre-test and post-test questionnaires will be administered for all trainings. Feedback sessions & assessments will be conducted with trained beneficiaries. Assessments will be conducted on women and youth participation to determine if the spaces created through project are safe for women and youth to participate. Furthermore, an assessment form for evaluation will be developed through the project. Media coverage on project activities will be tracked to determine wide audience coverage on the issues
Capacity - Building Component
The project will foster collaboration of key actors in realizing the dream. Collaboration will help reduce competition and conflict. The City of Harare Glen View District office, local opinion leaders and women who will compose the Waste Collection Centre Committee will be engaged through the project. The creation of Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACOs) will mean that the Ministry of Public Service, Labor and Social Welfare as well as the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises will be engaged at local level in Glen-View. The intervention builds on lessons and recommendations drawn from the April 2020 UNDP pilot study on Community Based Social Protection Organizations (CBSPOs) in Zimbabwe. The study established that there is strong participation of women in the majority of CBSPOs and significant negative community stereotypes and attitudes that discourage male participation in CBSPOs. The project addresses lack of access to viable value chains for products made by some of the CBSPOs which has detrimentally impacted their growth and development. The project recognizes the contribution of CBSPOs and engages them meaningfully to reach the often left behind individuals and communities with appropriate support. Strategic partnership with CBSPOs is meant to co-opt those who do not belong to community groups to improve their ability to deal with risk and vulnerability through economic and social solidarity. The project gives local business people a role and support plastic waste collection at their premises. Micro-enterprise in recycling is an existing business in Glen-View and the project is growing an existing business idea. The project will build entrepreneurship and make entrepreneurs; provide technical assistance with focus on market strategy and leadership and serve the project business idea at all stages with expansion services. Implementation of the project is championed by women in an urban area. Women in urban areas have extensive experience on plastic waste management built over years as they deal with home hygiene issues. The project has given widows, wives of pensioners, HIV/AIDS positive women, female persons with disabilities and child headed families an opportunity to champion sustainable plastic waste management. The project makes use of technology (solar) to power the system. Collaborations have been built with local district of the City of Harare to champion women-led solid waste management and more collaborations with microfinance institutions are expected during the course of project activities implementation. The project establish plastic waste value chains through recycling, linking markets and reducing cost of waste collection over time. The project will generate income that is expected to guarantee financial sustainability and drive internal savings for women to contribute to household income and aid participation in decision making processes. Organic manure will be used to encourage community gardens.
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Grantee Contact

Mr. Hardlife Mudzingwa
Phone: +263775255458
Email: goodlifemudzingwa@gmail.com, communitywateralliance@gmail.com
 

Address

No. 67 Kwame Nkrumah, Takura House, Third Floor, Harare
Harare , Harare , 263

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Tsitsi Wutawunashe
Phone:
263-4-338846/44
Fax:
(263) 700946
Email:
Mr Luckson chapungu
Phone:
+26304338836
Email:

Address

P.O. Box 4775
Harare, AFRICAN REGION, 264-4-