By Pierre ANTOINE, Head of Experimentation, UNDP Haiti, Accelerator Lab
What have we learned from data on solid waste management at the town hall level in Haiti?
23 août 2022
The UNDP Haiti Accelerator Lab conducted a nationwide survey on solid waste management. As for the scope of this work, it covers an area of 27500 square kilometers which is the eastern third (1/3) part of the island shared with the Dominican Republic. Administratively, the national territory includes 10 departments, 146 communes and 571 communal sections. It is through this vast area that the accelerator lab of Haiti tries to analyze the problem of waste management with a view to proposing solutions.
Our survey on the waste management within the town halls across the country reveals huge shortcomings that are being aggravated by a politico-institutional crisis that has been persisting for more than two years. The lack of citizen engagement, amid the institutional crises, further complicates the work of communal administrations already hampered by the lack of resources in the face of the enormity of the needs in the municipalities.Accelerator Lab Haiti