The rapidly growing urban centres in Africa are facing major problems in clean water, sanitation and solid waste management, as also has been acknowledged in formulating the Millenium Development Goals. UN-Habitat has identified the Lake Victoria region as a priority area in achieving the Millennium Development Goals of halving the number of people without access to safe drinking water and sanitation by 2015.
The PROVIDE program focuses on and contributes to the improvement of sanitation and solid waste management in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania) with an emphasis on the Lake Victoria Region.
The program has started in 2006, and is funded by INREF, Wageningen University.The academic research program is closely linked to a wide network of international agencies, national policy-makers, local municipalities, NGOs, CBOs and private enterprises. It aims to develop the knowledge base and the relevant networks for developing and applying an integrated approach – labeled modernized mixtures approach.
Access of the (urban) poor to viable and robust environmental infrastructures for the provision of water, sanitation and waste-services, should be regarded as key-issue for realizing the goal of sustainable development.
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