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BD Waste

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BD Waste is a digital multi-stakeholder platform (Mobile App and USSD)  that gets users connected to local waste collectors and recyclers. The platform helps facilitate environmentally sound disposal and recycling of wastes by offering convenient pickup services, online payment, and incentives for segregating one's trash.

Define three specific objectives that you would like to achieve with your proposal.

The proposed solution is going to contribute to:


 ● Facilitate collaboration between major stakeholders in the waste value chain. 


● Help report on areas where waste is not collected. 


● Improve the informal waste sector and help them scale up. 

What problems (particularly in value chain competitiveness and global disruption) are your community’s stakeholders facing due to the Covid-19 pandemic?

 

Waste management had been a significant challenge in the country over the years, and with the rise in urbanization, the rate at which waste is generated would increase. According to the World Bank’s What a Waste 2.0 report, rapid urbanization, population growth, and economic development will push global waste to increase by 70% over the next 30 years – to a staggering 3.40 billion tonnes of waste generated annually. Countries such as Ghana and Africa as a whole needs to find new ways to help waste materials journey from where they are not required, to where there is a need.

 

What minimum viable solution(s) are you proposing to address the challenge(s) in your community?

The platform provides real-time data for local governments, academia, private sector in the way of enhancing data for the active development of the waste sector, policy, and economic decisions. The goal is to help change the mindset of people towards the environment, gearing their attention to protecting it by responsibly managing their waste.

 

 

 

Share your story (your narrative)

My name is Emmanuel Danso, a graduate from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.I've always had a passion for using technology to solve the issue of poor sanitation in Africa. Graduating from school in 2017, I decided to start my own company to help play an active role in addressing the sanitary problems of the capital and the nation as a whole. Together with my team, we have been able to do three beach cleanups, collected over 120 tonnes of household and plastic waste for recycling and sensitization programs in 2 schools. Amongst other effective measures to help solve the sanitation problems, we are facing in the country.

Please provide any additional relevant information that you would like to share.

 

edited on 28th May 2020, 20:05 by Emmanuel Danso
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Alex Carle 2 months ago

Hi. I love the initiative. I think it can work on a few levels - identifying and reporting waste build up so some link to local authorities woudl be necessary and in an open manner so people can use the data for advocacy. 2nd) whatis the connectivity and phone use of apps etc like and is this a solution specifically for Ghana, the capital or other countries. might need to be clearer and to explain potential risks and mitigation factors. good luck

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Alex Carle 2 months ago

PS have you heard of MySOciety.org they have some apps a bit like this in the UK you could partner with on civic engagement

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Emmanuel Danso 1 month ago

Can you give us an intro to them?

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Alex Carle 1 month ago

HI Emmanuel. Good question. Sorry but I do not know anyone there I just know of their work. Best of luck

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Emmanuel Danso 1 month ago

Thanks

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Sunday Bawa 2 months ago

Sounds good. Loop

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Emmanuel Danso 1 month ago

Thanks buddy

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Patrick Obumselu 1 month ago

There are solutions like this already. What innovation are you bringing?

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Israel Abazie 1 month ago

This category is for digital innovation. What innovation are you bringing to this? It's clear you will have to be domiciled in a country for the services to be launched, what country/community are you implementing your initiative?

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Akosua Osem Frimpong 1 month ago

Great innovative idea. This is definitely going to solve waste issues across the globe.

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Fatema Hossain 1 month ago

You need to include more innovative solution in your idea.

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Emmanuel Danso 1 month ago

Thanks for you feedback. Can you help with some of the ideas you are thinking off.

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Daiyoung Jung 1 month ago

Wow, I love your idea. Could you elaborate how your digital platform has worked in your city? Also, you need to explain how your solution will benefit the local people in your community? I think You'd better explain in a little bit technically how your digital platform works to facilitate eco-friendly disposal and recycling of wastes by offering convenient pickup services, online payment, and incentives for segregating one's trash. I wonder how your digital platform is innovative and different from others.

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Emmanuel Danso 1 month ago

Feedback taken and would be answered in the refined stage

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Nivashini Rave Rattey 3 weeks ago

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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Nivashini Rave Rattey 3 weeks ago

Status label added: Community feedback received

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Tafadzwa Chikwereti 2 weeks ago

Great idea
So how will this benefit the local city residents?

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Victoria Masso 2 weeks ago

Status label added: Mentor feedback received

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Emmanuel Danso 1 week ago

Who do i access the mentors feedback?

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Daiyoung Jung 1 week ago

Hi Emmanuel ! I’m your mentor. I guess you’re preparing your final application.
You need to submit three things(the link to your YouTube video, an application and a final submission) till July 31st.
Please let me know if you need any help, I will cater to your requests accordingly.
Have a good weekend.

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Achia Khaleda 1 week ago

is it a social enterprise model?

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Uche Udekwe 1 week ago

i believe this is a very innovative idea..i like it's simplicity

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DJ Koeman 19 hours ago

Noble! Maybe also reach out to the DFIs (Development Finane Institutions), such as CDC i UK, FMO in NL, DEG/GIZ in DE, etc. This could be very well in line with their ESG framework

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