Training and capacity building

Published: 03 May 2021
Last edited: 03 May 2021

Public awareness and trained community groups in old town on plastic waste substitution, recycling, reduction, recovery, and safe disposal practices. 

Equipping the women artisans with machinery, tools, and equipment for making sculptures and items out of plastic waste as well as training women artisans on product development and packaging was very well informed.

Empowerment is just a means to an end in ensuring that plastic waste management is mainstreamed.


Education, training and other capacity development activities
Sustainable financing
Sustainable livelihoods
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

Enabling factors

  • Establishing enterprises: This factor has been critical in sneering sustainability is enhanced all through, including linking the community groups with financial institutions to enhance their financial management skills.
  • Established a model centre at the Madubaa landing site for demonstrating best practices for zero-waste, 3Rs (reducing, recycling and re-using), showcasing viable plastic waste products and enterprises, troubleshooting, and continuous learning.


Lessons learned

  • Provide incentives to catalyse waste segregation at source as well as compliment it advocacy awareness to ensure county governments step their roles and function of proper waste management enforcement.
  • Develop programs that enhance paradigm shift to promote circularity among stakeholders in a consultative manner. i.e. walk with them through the journey, co-creation sessions.