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Waste management planning in Botswana is a statutory function of the local authorities as provided for under Section 9(1) of the Waste Management Act of 1998. The National Waste Management Plans will be developed from local waste management plans by the regulator. These waste management plans are expected to outline measures that will ensure the appropriate handling, storage, recovery, treatment and disposal of all the waste generated.
An understanding of waste quantity and composition is fundamental for planning of all waste management processes such as method and type of storage, type and frequency of collection, required crew size, method of disposal, and degree of resource recovery. The utility of the waste quantity and composition surveys extends beyond evaluation of present conditions, but also enables the prediction of future trends
The waste management planning system in Botswana is limited by a number of factors which include amongst others skills gap, funding, staffing, institutional arrangement, policy direction, legal framework, guidelines, inadequate data etc. There is therefore a need to close this gap through capacitation of both local authorities and central government on waste management planning.
The purpose of this Terms of Reference (ToRs) is to set out the objectives, the scope of the service and the deliverables (duties and responsibilities) of the consultant providing the training service on waste management planning. It is envisaged that this training will serve as a platform for collection and archiving of waste management data to support planning at national and local level