ABOUT Interwaste

Brief Statement of our organization

The Interwaste Research and Development (East Africa) Trust is an officially registered entity in Kenya, with a primary focus on initiatives and projects across the African continent. The Trust is accredited by UNEP and UNCCD, and a member of CTCN, Sustainable Building and Construction of One Planet Network, and the Climate Work Foundation, among others; we operate as a principal catalyst partner.

Our aim is to collaborate with strategic and specialized partners, investors, and technical experts to implement initiatives in Africa. We emphasize value addition and the application of advanced technologies while fostering circular economy solutions globally.
Our core concerns revolve around addressing environmental challenges, including urban solid waste, water waste (WASH), agriculture/irrigation, deforestation/afforestation, and assessments of cities’ underground infrastructure (water, sewer lines, etc.) as well as the chemical and hazardous waste sectors in Africa.
Specific areas of focus encompass:
✓ Desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD)
✓ Integrated water management, Agro-forestry
✓ Soil conservation
✓ Rangeland management
✓ Ecological monitoring and early warning systems
✓ New and renewable energy sources and technologies
✓ Sustainable agricultural farming systems
✓ Climate Change
✓ World Circular Economy Innovations/Solutions

We actively pursue waste-to-energy schemes, urban waste management, wastewater engineering, landfill gas utilization, and the rehabilitation of dump sites. Additionally, we focus on developing mechanisms for reducing GHC emissions in developing countries through anaerobic digestion and bio-electrochemical systems. Our comprehensive approach involves education, research and development, and training young individuals in these sectors across Africa.

To achieve our mission, we seek support from countries, companies, and experts with environmental success stories and relevant infrastructure development projects, including real estate initiatives.

Establishing a partner’s consortium is crucial to fostering collaboration and accelerating action, planning, and budgeting for our projects in Africa and East Africa specifically. We invite committed organizations to join us in building a sustainable and resilient future.

INTERWASTE R&D EA TRUST undertakes activities under umbrella of Urban Environmental Engineering & Management Applications and does:
Provide a quality-assured, secure destruction and brand protection service, for the management of waste, and specifically for the promotion of education/facilities, research/ facilities, and training in the fields applicable to municipal solid waste/waste water and WASH sectors, to promote and add value to solid waste /waste water and WASH management by applying advanced technologies in African Countries ; award bursaries/ scholarships to individuals undertaking relevant courses; and host training nationally and regionally to raise awareness and develop skills; and advise Universities to focus on international standards in their undergraduate/postgraduate teaching and knowledge Delivery for future generation and will also in addition have the following objectives:-

  • To help in capacity building among institutions, training waste engineers and managers on technical , environmental, social and energy issues of solid waste/wastewater and WASH management, eradicate poverty and create employment.
  • To develop educational materials /facilities for solid waste/wastewater and WASH management courses in national universities in Africa.
  • To protect the environment, and the health and safety of people and communities, by preventing or managing the adverse effects of hazardous substances and new organisms’ derived from waste.
  • To minimize potentially acute, long term, or accumulative environmental or human health impacts
  • To provide standard guidelines for the disposal of human and animal health care waste, including generators, waste transporters and waste disposal facilities.
  • To guarantee the safe management of healthcare waste and ensure the protection of community and environmental health to the standards addressing dioxins and other toxics, ambient air quality, and the control of greenhouse gases at landfills.
  • To take full responsibility of all waste from the point of collection, in order to ensure waste is disposed of in a sensitive and appropriate manner And to further provide customers with destruction certificates, ensuring a reliable record of destruction.
  • Collect and disseminate information regarding waste management, to government, local and international organizations, bodies and persons engaged in industry and commerce.
  • To train and motivate urban local authorities to be involved and as well leasing landfills/dumpsites for developments and improvements.
  • Advice and assist other organizations, bodies or persons pursuing objects similar or ancillary to the above objects and in particular (but without limitation) to assist such organizations, bodies or persons by way of the gift or loan of money or property or by the provision of services.
  • Strengthen the capacity of community to protect the environment and manage their waste in a healthy way