Malawi Waste Management Consortium: Building markets for waste innovation value chains | Policy, Malawi 2019
SEED Practitioner Labs Policy Prototyping Malawi brought together policy makers, eco-inclusive enterprises, and intermediaries over a multi-step collaborative process to design policy instruments that increase access to and improve the quality of support mechanisms for socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable enterprises looking to scale their impact.
The Malawi Waste Management Consortium, developed in collaboration with International Conservation and Clean-Up Management (ICCM) Malawi, supports the development of waste management markets and the alignment of policy around green and inclusive development approaches with entrepreneurial waste management solutions. The policy instrument informs policy by allowing greater accessibility of information to government and the public on the current status of employment (formal and informal) within waste management value chains as well as best practice examples of innovation by small and growing enterprises across value chains. Additionally, the solution supports the drafting of policies for waste management to expand on initial governmental efforts to regulate the waste management sector (largely through establishing City Council Waste Transfer Stations) and to ensure alignment of sector development with green and inclusive development agendas by supporting closed-loop and socially inclusive business development.