Third Workshop for the Municipal Solid Waste City Network Program for African Francophone Cities - Porto Novo



Third Workshop for the Municipal Solid Waste City Network Program for African Francophone Cities - Porto Novo

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition's Municipal Solid Waste Initiative, supported by Gevalor, held an invite-only workshop on reducing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) from the solid waste sector for 10 cities of African Francophone Countries.  This event took place in the conference room of the SONGHAI Center, Porto Novo, Benin, on February 26-28, 2018.

The objectives of this workshop were:

  • To analyze the productions of the various participants resulting from the SWEET tool
  • Identify climate priorities for each participating city
  • Analyze climate pollutant emissions / and emissions per capita
  • Design a climate action plan for each of the cities
  • Analyze the emissions generated through an alternative scenario according to the climate action plan set by each city
  • Arm cities to use their climate action plan with their technical and financial partners or for financial research to ensure implementation
  • Capitalize on new experiences, and evolution of each city in the reduction of climate pollutants

The workshop was attended by representatives of cities of  Dakar (Senegal), Sikasso (Mali), San Pedro (Ivory Coast), Porto Novo (Benin), Ouagadougou (Burkina-Faso), Douala (Cameroon), Butembo (Democratic Republic of Congo), Antananarivo (Madagascar), Lomé (Togo), and Agadir (Morocco).


Day 1: February 26, 2018

  • Opening remarks by the organizers: Municipality of Porto-Novo (through the representative of the decentralized cooperation service) and Gevalor through its local representative
  • Official opening by the Mayor of the Municipality of Porto-Novo
  • Presentation of the city assessment of the municipality of Agadir
  • Group work session on the identification of climate priorities for each city, summarizing the results of the city assessment and SWEET.
  • Comparative analysis of pollutant emissions in each territory (TeqCO2 / Hab.)

Day 2: February 27, 2018

  • Realization of a Climate Action Plan: Priorities / Objectives / Means to be implemented and need / Results and deadlines
  • Using the SWEET tool to analyze the reduction of SLCPs emissions thanks to the Action Plan => definition of a general climate objective
  • Assessment of the implementation prospects according to the territories
  • Open discussions on the continuation of the West African network of cities

Day 3: February 28, 2018

  • Conclusion on training
  • Visit of the Valdera center in Cotonou
  • Visit of the regrouping points with sorting initiatives as part of the FICOL AFD project



Monday, February 26, 2018 - 14:00 to Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 10:00


Porto Novo