U.S. Department of State and Partners Solicit Creative Waste Management Solutions – April 3, 2012
The U.S. Department of State and partners from the LAUNCH: Beyond Waste Forum announce a challenge to identify ten game-changing innovations with the potential to transform current waste management systems and practices. LAUNCH: Beyond Waste seeks transformational solutions to the problem of waste through disruptive innovation, behavioral change, systems design, as well as improved policy and stewardship.
The challenge, which will be open from April 1 to May 15, 2012, asks creative minds to formulate innovative ideas for minimizing waste or transforming it into new products. As the global population increases and consumption trends continue to rise, the importance of sustainable materials management practices cannot be ignored. Safe and environmentally-sound management of waste is essential to conserving natural resources and preventing pollution, improving the health and well-being of global citizens and the environment and helping to prevent conflicts that can stem from resource inequality and poverty.
On behalf of the Programme Board of the Integrated Support for a Sustainable Urban Environment (ISSUE) programme, WASTE advisers on urban environment and development, Gouda, the Netherlands puts out an open tender.
This is an invitation for a bid for the provision and distribution of ‘knowledge’ for the implementing partners of the ISSUE programme for a period ending on December 31, 2010. The tasks to be performed are related to sanitation and waste management and are specified in the Terms of Reference.
Interested parties who have the pre-requisite experience in running and managing Knowledge Centres, are requested to submit technical and financial proposals and any other supporting documentation not later than 1 August 2008.
This is the second call for a bid. Countries specifically asked to respond, with in brackets the approximate budget allocation (3 years – 2008-2010) are :
- India – [145,000 Euro]
- Viet Nam – [170,000 Euro]
- Benin – [145,000 Euro]
- Kenya or Tanzania – [170,000 Euro]
- Malawi or Zambia – [140,000 Euro]
The TOR can be downloaded from the WASTE website at: http://www.waste.nl/page/1660