The municipal solid waste management systems of many developing countries are commonly constrained by factors such as limited financial resources and poor governance, making it a difficult proposition to break with complex, entrenched and unsustainable technologies and systems. This paper highlights strategic partnerships as a way to affect a distributed agency among several sets of stakeholders to break so-called path dependencies, which occur when such unsustainable pathways arise, stabilize and become self-reinforcing over time. Experiences from a North-South collaborative effort provide some lessons in such partnership building: In Uganda and Denmark respectively, the World Wildlife Fund and the network-administrating organization access2innovation have attempted to mobilize stakeholders around improving the municipal solid waste system in the rural district capital of Kasese. Through a municipal solid waste system characterization and mapping exercise, some emergent lessons and guiding principles in partnership building point to both pitfalls and opportunities for designing sustainable pathways.
|Status||Udgivet - 2013|
|Begivenhed||8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems - Dubrovnik, Kroatien|
Varighed: 22 sep. 2013 → 27 sep. 2013
|Konference||8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems|
|Periode||22/09/2013 → 27/09/2013|