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Lusaka, Zambia. Second prize in Cities of Opportunities 2022

Aiming towards better separation of waste at source and the promotion of composting in schools, the team from the African capital received the silver distinction in this edition of the program. Don't miss his presentation video.

“Neighborhood Innovation Laboratory. Our waste, our compost!” With this name, the team from Lusaka (Zambia) reached the final stage of the Local Innovators Program 2022 and received the second distinction. 

The project seeks to promote the separation of waste at source, while increasing the collection of organic waste for composting in schools. It happens that 70% of Lusaka's population Lusaka lives in informal settlements and the waste that accumulates affects the groundwater.  

The initiative is led by Charity Chinsenda Kalombo, member of the Lusaka Municipal Council, and Patrick Salubusa, from the social entrepreneurship “Zed Entertainment”.  

In this video you can see their presentation and how they seek to address the problem: 


Once the program is concluded, the projects are made visible in the Local Solutions Marketplace, a space to connect innovators with impact funds and collaboratively solve the most pressing public challenges in cities.

Main photo: garbage in Lusaka. UNDP.

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