The Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for the African Region (BCCC-Africa) was recently selected among the top ten finalists of the BE.Innovative contest. The contest was organized by the Centre for Behaviour & the Environment to develop Innovative behavioural solutions to environmental pollution problems.

The goal of the project is to design more effective approaches to waste prevention and circular economy by using insights from behavioural science and design thinking.

BCCC-Africa’s selected proposal is to pilot a food waste recycling/composting program for students' hostels in the University of Ibadan. The pilot seeks to encourage student s to segregate their food/organic waste at source, with subsequent collecting and composting on the University Teaching and Research farm.

During the course of the project, in-depth capacity building workshops & coaching sessions will be provided by the Centre for Behaviour & Environment 

The Project will run between February and June 2022. 

The 10 selected finalists:

1. Common Seas (Indonesia)
2. Pakam Technology Limited (Nigeria)
3. Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (Georgia)
4. Entreamigos (Mexico)
5. Making Oceans Plastic Free- with PT Ini Solusi Hijau (Indonesia)
6. The Rockstar Waste Services Limited (Ghana)
7. Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for the African Region (Nigeria)
8. Vertmonde (Ecuador)
9. River Cleanup – with Cibunet Finest (Indonesia)
10. Small Islands Geographic Society (Maldives)

Financial support for the project is provided by the PREVENT Waste Alliance, an initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation & Development (BMZ).

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