The main objective of the competition “Cleanest Community Program (CCP)” is to motivate communities, local authorities and the government to increase awareness, capacity and accountability for the management of solid waste. During a four days training in the BORDA Zambia office the knowledge which was obtained from successful CCP implementations in Tanzania was transferred to the other BORDA country offices of Zambia and Lesotho. How to implement the program was presented by Joyce Musira, the coordinator of the BORDA Tanzania Social Governance Department. During the training the team managed to adopt the program based on the local context of the county.
The CCP has come in time to Zambia-Lusaka City Council (LCC), because due to the current cholera outbreak the government needs to improve solid waste management systems. It was also an honor to visit LCC head of Public Health. The visit provided an impression of the government efforts on solid waste management and challenges encountered in managing dumpsite. It was emphasized that behavior change needs to be taken into consideration on all levels, from the government to the communities. Behavior change is a long process, which can be triggered by CCP.
For more information contact the coordinator of the BORDA Tanzania Social Governance Department: Joyce Musira (gro.a1524138658cirfa1524138658-adro1524138658b@nol1524138658baz1524138658).
The CCP is an incentive that triggers community behavior change. Joyce Musira from BORDA Tanzania conducted a training on its application in solid waste management.