AFD/SPREP Regional Solid Waste Management Initiative

afd_Logo_200The AFD/SPREP Regional Solid Waste Management Initiative is a 4-year project (Oct 2011 – Sep 2015) funded by the Agence Française de Développement and implemented by SPREP in partnership with HYDEA S.r.l.

The overall goal of this 1 million Euro project is to improve solid waste management in the Pacific islands primarily through a structured programme of technical capacity building of Pacific islanders, and through the development of a used oil management programme across Pacific island countries and territories. Support will also be provided for developing in-country activity proposals for further funding.

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Project Details

Project Name:

AFD/SPREP Regional Solid Waste Management Initiative

Implementation Partners:

Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Project Member Countries:

Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Fiji Islands, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Nauru, Niue, Republic of Palau, Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Independent State of Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu and Republic of Vanuatu

Project Member Territories:

French Polynesia, New Caledonia

Beneficiary PICs:

Project Member Countries




1 million Euros (approximately 1.4 million USD)


4 years commencing October 2011

Location of Project Office:

SPREP Headquarters
Vailima, Samoa

Overall Goal

Solid waste management in the South Pacific area is improved


  1. SPREP is recognised internationally as a qualified organization, able to design and manage projects and work with partners to support the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) to improve their solid waste management programs
  2. The technical capacity of Pacific islanders to manage solid waste is enhanced
  3. The environmental impacts of inappropriate disposal of waste oil is minimised in Pacific Island countries

Outputs and Activities:

  1. A regional waste management training program is developed and delivered according to an approved work program
  2. Sustainable waste oil collection system and export from Pacific island countries to Fiji is implemented
  3. The French Territories are involved in the project from the beginning
  4. Partnerships are developed and strengthened and co-financing secured
  5. Pacific island countries are supported to develop future country activity proposals
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