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A Road to Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Tanzania A Guide to Local Government Authorities and Solid Waste Management Practitioners

Author Name: Hussein Mohamed Omar (Ph.D.) | Format: Paperback | Genre : Technology & Engineering | Other Details

Solid Waste Management (SWM) has become one of the most serious environmental and public health issues confronting cities in developing countries.  Rapid urbanization, economic growth and changes in lifestyles and consumption patterns have resulted in a remarkable increase in waste volume and diversity during the past few decades. In Tanzania, the annual waste generation is about 7 million tons per year. However, the waste collection rate has remained below 35%. Lack of waste management plans, poor waste management governance; inadequate Refuse Collection Charges (RCCs) management, inadequate enforcement, and unpredictable policies are among the waste management bottlenecks discussed in this book. Further, the book explores the strategies necessary for the improvement of waste management practices in Tanzania including waste minimization through the Reduce, Reuse and Recycling (3Rs) concept; effective recycling for both market and non-marketable waste; Stakeholders Engagement, the least cost disposal option; and effective waste management financing.

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Hussein Mohamed Omar (Ph.D.)

Hussein is holding a Ph.D. in Environmental Science with over 18 years of experience in Central and Local Government, and the Private sector in Tanzania as a Senior Environmental Officer, senior Urban Planner, Ward Executive officer, National Project coordinator for various projects, and Solid Waste Management Consultant in various National and International Organizations. 

Hussein has also, published over 17 papers on areas of Waste Management and Human Settlement development and is highly involved as a public speaker in various national and international conferences and symposiums.

Hussein has enormous experience in the development of various policy instruments including the National Waste Management Reduce, Reuse and Recycling (3Rs) Guidelines, The Extended Producer Responsibility Guideline (EPR) and National Environmental Master Plan for Strategic Intervention (2022-2032).

Hussein has been working as an urban management expert on several national and international Organizations.