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Sector Waste
Focus area Solid waste management
Type of action Strategy/Policy
Scope National
Stage Under development
Submitted to UNFCCC registry Yes
Start of initiative 2017
Financing and support details
Financing status Seeking financing
Total cost US$ 129.0 mln
Financing requested US$ 39 mln
Financing received to-date
(no data)
Principal source of financing Multilateral
Principal type of financing Loan
Capacity building required No
Technology transfer required No
Additional information
Proponent(s) Ministry of Local Government and Housing for solid waste management, and the National Water and Sanitation Council (NWASCO) for waste water management
International funder(s)
(no data)
Organization providing technical support
(no data)
(no data)

Not specified

Activities: (2017 - 2023)
The NAMA aims to:

  • increase the collection and disposal of municipal solid waste up to 80% by the year 2030 in Lusaka, Kitwe, Ndola and Livingstone;
  • promote the practice of solid waste segregation so that by 2030, 90% of recyclable materials are recovered at source and the business of recycling is enhanced;
  • improve solid waste treatment, disposal and GHG emission reduction in the four selected cities through development of Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) and anaerobic digestion infrastructure for biogas capture to generate electricity;
  • install sludge digesters for each of the mechanical treatment plants as follows: 2 in Lusaka, 4 in Ndola and 1 in Kitwe for electricity generation.

Impact and MRV


Cumulative GHG reductions: No data available
Mitigative capacity:

No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


Social: * health benefits
  • increased aesthetic value of the clean surroundings
Economic: * job creation
Environmental: Information has not been provided

MRV Framework:
No MRV plan has been defined

Public Private Partnership (PPP) will bear the cost of implementing the innovative technologies though equity and loan amounting to US$ 86,000,000 and NAMA grant of US$ 37,000,000. The rest of the financing will be met by Government though National Budget amounting to US$ 6,000,000.

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