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23.01.2018 to 23.01.2018 // Online - Webinar

Connective Cities Webinar: Composting as a Solid Waste Management Solution

The 1st Connective Cities Webinar on SWM in 2018 held on Tuesday, 23rd of January

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The 1st Connective Cities Webinar of the year 2018 will look at Composting as a Solid Waste Management Solution and take place on Tuesday, 23rd of January 2018. The webinar will focus on waste composting and consider the challenges of different kinds of composting in Africa. The session will provide the opportunity to share and learn from different parts of the world.


Our presenters will be Mr. Norbert Evermann from AVG Köln, the municipal waste management company of the city of Cologne, Germany, and Ms. Dr. Josiane Nikiema from the West African division of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) located in Accra, Ghana.


Solid waste management has become an enormous challenge all over the world, especially in developing countries struggling with growing populations and limited means. Composting can offer a sustainable approach for disposing biological waste, particularly as it allows for producing natural fertilizers, which can be used to raise land productivity, as well as due to its relatively low operational costs. However, improper handling can also cause methane production, odours and build up of heavy metals in the final product.


This webinar will provide insights on composting and discuss the following:

  • types of composting;
  • the effects of composting on the environment;
  • challenges faced;
  • possible and working solutions.

In addition, practical experience from a specific composting project in Ghana as well as from municipal practices in Germany will be presented as a basis for discussion on approaches, success factors and challenges in composting.

Participation at the Webinar

Technical preparation (one day before): Please make sure you have the updated Java version installed (download and install from www.java.com if you do not have it already) and make a system check. Please find some technical instructions under the following link (PDF, 128 KB).

Contact: tutor.connectivecities(at)gmail.com / eva.prediger(at)giz.de

Topic: Composting as a Solid Waste Management Solution

Presenters: Norbert Evermann (AVG Köln, Cologne/Germany) and
                      Josiane Nikiema (IWMI, Accra/ Ghana)

Date: Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018

Time: 08:30 (UTC, Ghana) which is 9:30 (Germany) and 11:30 (Kenya)

Language: English

Fee: none

Access: Please follow the link for the webinar Composting as a Solid Waste Management Solution (opens 30 minutes before the start of the webinar)



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