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Kampala

Innovative waste economies for inclusive urban development 

city project

In Kampala the Makerere team is exploring demonstrable strategies for the transformation of waste management in the city at a local level.  The study will take place in densely populated middle- and low-income neighbourhoods in Kampala, looking at community led initiatives such as the co-production of fuel briquettes from organic waste as means of developing innovative waste economies. 

 

Across three local settlements, the team is working closely with community groups and organisations to investigate and assess the possibilities for developing demonstrable strategies for the transformation of waste management in the city. 

Capacity building is central to the project as an overarching theme. This focuses on the process of scaling up business enterprises which could benefit the urban poor, along with reducing communities’ indirect costs associated with existing waste management practices. The team are also investigating how knowledge co-production and knowledge sharing between local actors can be used as a means to pave the way to policy change, institutionalising local enterprise solutions in waste management. 

 
KAMPALA, UGANDA

Kampala 

 
GALLERY
latest & resources
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Integration of small-scale
waste businesses into

the urban economy  (Policy Brief)

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KNOW Working Paper No. 4 : case 2

 (paper)

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Understanding socioeconomic shocks in Kampala (Shuaib Lwasa presents at UrbanARC 2020

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Co-identifying and co-analysis of energy briquettes capacity gaps & needs (blog)

Co-Producing Innovative Energy Economies in Kampala (blog)

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Dialogues in Urban Equality #10 Institutional Learning 

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KAMPALA team
Paul M
Paul
Makwaya

City Partner Lead Kampala

Urban Action Innovation Lab, Geography Dept., 
Makerere University

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City Partner Kampala

Urban Action Innovation Lab, Geography Dept., 
Makerere University

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City Partner Kampala

Urban Action Innovation Lab, Geography Dept., 
Makerere University

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Hafisa
Namuli

City Partner Kampala

Urban Action Innovation Lab, Geography Dept., 
Makerere University

KAMPALA PARTNERS
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And additional local partners 

- The Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Development 

- Federation of Uganda (NSDFU)

- KALOCODE

- Shelter and Settlement Alternatives (SSA)

- Uganda Human Settlements Network (UHSNET)

- Uganda Housing Cooperative Union (UHOCU)

- LUCHACOS 

 

 

know work package connections
WP1 
Co-Production

Innovative & inclusive waste economies

WP2
Comparison 

Extreme poverty & urban shocks  

WP3
Ethics

Ethics in research enterprise