Pathways, Pitfalls and Opportunities in Partnerships for Development: Municipal Solid Waste Management in Kasese, Uganda

David Christensen, Josefine Vanhill, Andreas Wolf, Kenneth Hansen, Dave Drysdale

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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.
Antal sider11
StatusUdgivet - 2013
Begivenhed8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems - Dubrovnik, Kroatien
Varighed: 22 sep. 201327 sep. 2013


Konference8th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems