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Identification and dissemination of technologies and practices for the transition towards a circular economy



There is an increased production of waste in cities in relation to population growth. According to the Ministry of Sanitation and Hygiene (2018), the annual production of household solid waste and similar is estimated at 3,000,000 tonnes in Côte d'Ivoire, of which only 70% is collected. There are between 15 and 17 million tonnes of agricultural waste produced each year. All this waste is a source of GHG emissions estimated at 1,582.08 kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent out of a total of 15,964.35 at the national level. The Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) that are currently under review, have reiterated the importance and necessity of the establishment of a circular economy in Côte d'Ivoire in order to operationalise the strategic orientations defined since 2015. Côte d'Ivoire's ambition for 2030 is to achieve a global reduction rate of 31.52% in relation to the total emissions of the waste sector in relation to the reference year 2012.

CTCN Support

•    Analysis of the status quo of the national waste management system focusing on specific waste streams;
•    Identification of circularity potential and related technologies, processes, legislations and approaches, with a focus on gender and youth;
•    Development of a waste stream specific circular economy roadmap;
•    Development and dissemination of information material on the potential of circular economy;
•    Provision of capacity building on circularity opportunities to youth.

Expected Impact 

•    Increased awareness of the importance of circular economy;
•    Clear roadmap for the implementation of waste stream specific activities to increase circularity (reduce, reuse, recycle, etc.);
•    Creation of employment;
•    Reduction of GHG emissions from the waste sector.

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