Solid Waste Management in Ghana

  • DATE / TIME:
    December 5, 2012    10:00 - 11:30

    10th UNU-INRA Seminar: “Statistical Need for Effective Solid Waste Management in Ghana: A Driving Force-Pressure-State-Impact-Response (DPSIR) Framework

    Municipal solid waste management (MSWM) in Ghana ranks among the major challenges faced by successive governments, local authorities and international development organizations in recent years. Although several efforts have been made to tackle this problem, it still persists. Public awareness of the ineffective management of municipal waste is increasing, making governments unpopular.

    To manage the issue of inefficient management of municipal solid waste, there is the need to first assess which data are available and how they can be used to effectively plan policy or research. The study presented at this seminar uses the driving force-pressure-state-impact-response (DPSIR) framework. This framework is seen as providing a structure within which to present the indicators needed to enable feedback to policymakers on environmental quality including MSWM and the resulting impact of political choices.

    Admission is free. There will be a reception after the presentation.

    About the speaker

    Harris Francis Andoh, a Research Fellow with the UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa, has ten years of applied research experience in soil, water and environmental management and conservation. He holds a Master of Philosophy in Environmental Science from the University of Ghana, Legon and BSc in Agricultural Engineering (soil and water engineering specialization) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.


  • 2nd floor Conference Room
    UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa
    International House
    Annie Jiage Road
    University of Ghana, Legon Campus
    Accra, Ghana.