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Now they say water and a clean environment are key to the survival of every living organism. The Ruai Sewage Treatment Plant in Nairobi, the third largest in East and Central Africa collects and treats an equivalent of up to 80% of waste water generated from the city of Nairobi to ensure the water released back into the natural environment is clean. Our reporter Laviniah Karanja takes us takes through the process of separating water from the solid waste that is released into the sewage treatment plant every day.
“Link the Hidden Treasure” empowers vulnerable women in Korogocho slums to earn decent livelihoods in a safe environment. As a Youth to Youth Fund (Y2YF) grantee, Link the Hidden Treasure has provided 63 young women with the entrepreneurship and technical skills necessary to convert waste materials into marketable accessories (i.e. necklaces from waste paper, recycling of hair additions, and liquid soap production), facilitating the creation of 23 businesses and 44 jobs. They are now scaling up their initiative to create a larger impact. The Y2YF is a competitive grant scheme implemented by the International Labour Organization-Youth Entrepreneurship Facility and an in-country implementing partner in Kenya, the Ustadi Foundation. This video was directed by Timothy Mwaura. It was co-produ...
It's a precious commodity that is abused. Not by those who live east of Uhuru Highway, but those who live west of the city. Those who live to the east can't dare waste it. They don't have it and it costs too much. So, who will tell my posh neighbours to style up?
Waste management in Kenya’s capital Nairobi is still a major problem with 1,760 tons of waste being produced daily. This quantity can generate Sh 13 billion ($130 million) annually if properly recycled according to a report released last year by the International Livestock Research Institute. Lack of an effective waste disposal mechanism and a rapidly growing population have worsened the situation resulting in huge piles of garbage at residential and business premises. Africa Uncensored’s Elijah Kanyi spoke to city entrepreneurs affected by the increasing heaps of trash, and garbage collectors who thrive on the same. #TrashTown http://www.africauncensored.net
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/kenya-nairobi-dandora-waste-management-public-health-poverty-sanitation-crisis Pulitzer Center grantee Micah Albert discusses Kenya's Dandora Municipal Dump Site located in Nairobi, a dump site that serves as a starting point for understanding the growing human rights problems facing the region due to waste management inefficiencies. Spanning thirty acres of land in Nairobi, the dumping continues at the Dandora Municipal Dump Site at an estimated rate of 2,000 tons of waste per day. Alarming statistics have yet to spark proper waste management policy in the region, however, causing extreme marginalization in Dandora and a plethora of problems within surrounding slum communities. Campaigns, such as "Stop Dumping Death On Us," have been launch...
The disposal of urban waste plagues many poorer communities in Nairobi today, exacerbating poor sanitation and the spreading of disease in the city. People are strongly dependent on scarce natural resources, with firewood, charcoal and kerosene the major sources of energy. This represents a significant proportion of household expenditure and causes significant environmental harm and issues with personal health. We have been working in Nairobi with the Community Cooker Foundation to fine tune, and build community cookers to tackle waste, charcoal use, and poverty levels. Developed by the Community Cooker Foundation, this system can be used for cooking, sterilisation and boiling water for washing and drinking, whilst providing a strong focus for a community. The cooker reduces the amount of...
Just one-third of Nairobi's trash makes it to the single municipal dumpsite at Dandora. The rest -- the solid waste of nearly 2.5 million residents, remains unaccounted for. One social enterprise has developed an innovative waste-management model -- to encourage the recycling and composting of Nairobi's trash. Roopa Gogineni has more.]]
Human waste, a daily challenge in the slums of Nairobi. And a threat to our health and environment. This 101 episode of African Slum Journal focuses on creative ways slum residents use to improve sanitation which is a major problem in the slums. As promised this is the beginning of more interesting stories to come. Thank you for your continued support. You can view all our episodes on http://www.africanslumjournal.com.
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In September 2011, the WEEE Centre, WorldLoop's pilot project, was formally inaugurated in the presence of Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes. The WEEE Centre came to existence as a joint project by Close the Gap, WorldLoop, Computers for Schools Kenya and Digital Pipeline Africa.
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The Dandora dumpsite is located in Nairobi Eastlands area -- It covers approximately 30 acres of land and is home to many individuals including young boys. The state of affairs is worrying because the number of underage boys living at the mentioned dumpsite is increasing. Who will speak for them? Who will enable them to air out their grievances? What can we do to change and make their situation better? The Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) is an organization that is dedicated to Securing the Rights and Well-being of Children Worldwide. This video allows three underage boys to talk about what their lives at the dumpsite are like and what they wish could change to better their current situation.
Following the Plastic Bag ban in |Kenya different stakeholders have come to protest and seek audience with the Nairobi County Governor. The waste and environment association of Kenya the umbrella body of waste collectors, chaired by Chege Kariuki have also found themselves in a difficult situation in being able to carry out the duties. Since as their Chairman Chege Kariuki says that is waste collection cannot be done without bin liners and the alternative plastic waste bin liner being proposed is impossible due to the cost it may be inflicted on the waste collectors companies. The chairman says that if NEMA does not allow them to use the bin Liners the waste collectors companies may not be in the business of cabbage collection when the ban is effected. These may result to bigger waste pro...
Nairobi City County has promised to have collected all garbage within the streets by 1st of January 2016.This is after numerous complaints from different avenues on accumulating heaps of garbage within the city and its environs. While defending the current status of un collected garbage the solid waste management in charge within the county Samuel Ndungu has faulted poor access of Dandora dump site further clarifying that garbage collection trucks have been grounded for repair following depreciation during the Elnino rains. For more Programmes http://gbskenya.com GBS KENYA Twitter https://twitter.com/gbskenya GBS KENYA Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gbskenya
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Five centers have been set up in Nairobi to collect electronic waste materials. This will ease the city of the increasing electronic waste and create green jobs for the informal sector. They will also help control ailments that come with electronic waste materials like cancer as well as deal with environmental degradation.The centers are in Kibera, Ngara, Eastleigh, Mukuru and Dandora. Visit our website www.nairobinews.co.ke Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/nairobinews Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/nairobi_news
the video highlights the various solid waste management practices that are currently being employed in the city and future projections of the same as a project for EIA. this was done by forth year students taking BSc Management of Agroecosystems and Environment at the University of Nairobi College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences.
In one of Africa's largest dumps, some residents are making a living by collecting and recycling hair from mountains of rubbish. Nairobi's Dandora Municipal Dumpsite stretches as far as the eye can see. It was declared full in 2001 but has remained active, with 850 to 1,500 tons of waste arriving every day. Kenya last month implemented a ban on plastic bags, a major contributor to the towering piles of trash. … Let the pictures do the talking: subscribe to No Comment http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=NoCommentTV No Comment is brought to you by euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe. Find us on: Youtube http://eurone.ws/yDXQ7c Facebook http://eurone.ws/110HFkw Twitter http://eurone.ws/ZuMzJb euronews.com http://eurone.ws/17qIsCK
The Nairobi City County government has launched garbage management units for different sub county administrations.This involved the unveiling of garbage trucks that will be directly assigned to specific sub county administrators. Addressing members of the press during the launch, the county environment executive Emma Muthoni said they have started working on measures to clean up the city through garbage collection.This follows an outcry from members of the public on the state of affairs in the capital city.These 20 trucks are part of the total 40 that are expected to commence their work immediately Watch more NTV Kenya videos at ntv.co.ke and nation.co.ke. Follow @ntvkenya on Twitter. Like our page on Facebook: NTV Kenya. Follow and Double tap on Instagram: NTV Kenya Join Our Telegram ...
Debate over the management of waste in Nairobi city county rages on with the county government admitting that the way waste is currently being managed is not sustainable. Our special correspondent Alex Chamwada reports on how the city county plans to overcome the messy garbage collection. Watch KTN Live http://www.ktnkenya.tv/live Watch KTN News http://www.ktnnews.com Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/ktnkenya Like us on http://www.facebook.com/ktnkenya
Join our City Clean Up project which we've started in 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. Help us to bring water to all those without in a sustainable and hygienic way, a solution in the fight against the waste streams that cause the 'plastic-soup'. For more information visit www.join-the-pipe.org