Climate Innovators - Create real solutions to your city’s climate challenge, take action in your city!
How will you benefit from Climathon?
- Help solve your city’s local climate challenge, and make your city more resilient to climate change
- Network with local leaders from academia, business and public authorities
- Develop your skills in public speaking, innovative thinking, prioritisation, and explore new tools and methodologies
- Join forces with other like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators
- Become a part of a global community working together to take climate action!
Application Deadline: 25th October, 2017
Potential of converting solid waste into green energy
Harare City has a population of 1 485 000 according to the 2012 census report by ZIMSTATS. The World Bank approximates that 0.54kg of waste is generated per person per day in Zimbabwe, though this value is affected by other factors such as affluence. An approximation of waste generation based on the figure given by World Bank would be 269 438 tons per year.
The City of Harare statistics however show that the annual household waste collected amounts to 150 300 tons per year. Residential waste collected from each ward among the 45 wards is disposed off at Pomona dumpsite. Average waste collection data in the Harare wards is 14000 tons with the highest waste collected in the Southern zone (21000 tons) and the least collected in the Northern zone (7000 tons). The below hot spot map shows how collected waste varies within suburbs. It is a hot spot analysis map which shows clustering of high values. Where values ranging between 1.96 and 3 show clustering of high values and are represented by the red color. Areas where low values cluster are represented by the blue values and range between -1.96 and -3.Red areas therefore show the most collected waste, yellow shows the average and blue shows the least collected waste (see attached document).
What solutions can you develop during our Climathon to improve these data?