Swedish partner: Nacka kommun

To raise awareness on modern waste management for key target groups

The idea for the project is developed from the need for Kisumu to:

  • find a site
  • reach the different key-target groups that need to be involved in the process.

A good dialogue with the target groups is important to present information, sort out misunderstandings, explain the concept of modern landfill, elucidate why a landfill and a new solid waste management strategy are important, the benefits, the risks etc.

Since public awareness on waste management is something that Nacka has much experience in, this is one important area for cooperation between the municipalities. Nacka municipality could be helpful in finding ways and tools how to identify and address different key target groups in order to increase public awareness on waste management.

The expected result from the project is that Kisumu will identify tools and activities to involve and address key target groups in order to succeed in finding a new site.

Keys to local land and administration in Nacka and Kisumu

The twin-municipalities of Nacka and Kisumu have mutually, through exchange between politicians and experts, identified a basic step towards a solution for the environmental effects of poor management of solid waste, namely through the mapping and process focused investigation of land administration.

The waste management in the lake region has resulted into generation of leach ate which pollutes the ground water and soil, spread of infectious diseases, blockage of sewers and drainage systems, spread of foul smoke from burning of waste as well as pollution of lake Victoria through run-off. Furthermore, there are health risks as no separation of hazardous waste fractions is practised.

Through an adequate mapping of the land administration – a prerequisite for local technical management – the key politicians and experts within the municipalities of Nacka and Kisumu will be trained jointly and through an extensive collegial exchange with internship, reach a common strategy of Keys to local land administration. Land use planning is the fundamental instrument for creating and preserving a healthy biodiversity environment and to facilitate social and economical development.

Expected results:

  • 15 experts from the staff of city planning in Nacka and Kisumu have been trained through competence raising seminars (2) and internship for Kisumu experts in Nacka (2-4 persons during 2 weeks).
  • Community members are informed through Internet and local libraries.
  • Involvement of local politicians in Nacka and Kisumu.
  • One strategic document called Keys to local land administration.

Youth Parliament

The overall objective is to raise the involvement of youth in local democracy.

To involve youths in the democratic process is an important issue that regards all countries in the world, including Sweden and Turkey. When it comes to the Swedish youths, the ultimate goal is to create political commitment considering international issues and local environment. The Turkish youths have other aspects to struggle with and the ultimate goal considering them is to strengthen their possibilities to political impact.