Support to the Reconstruction and Transition Process in Syria (UWTS)

GIZ has been implementing cross-border projects in the field of stabilisation and early recovery for selected Syrian opposition-held areas since 2013. The Turkey based remote controlled UWTS programme in Syria is aiming at strengthening local actors involved in administration and public services through provision of capacity development and urgently required non-food items with the overall goal of stabilising overall living conditions in selected areas of Syria.
In the absence of any country-wide operating regulatory agency for waste management inside Syria local public service providers continue to struggle to provide communities with efficient day-to-day waste management solutions that do not have jeopardising effects on public health and environmental safety. The strain on local communities has increased in recent years due to the high influx of internally displaced persons and war-related destruction and damages to basic infrastructure. Equipment is either unavailable or not fully functioning. The lack of capacities and resources contributes to large amount of garbage piled up in public spaces.
The objective of the services is threefold. To support the UWTS programme and partners in developing a conceptual framework for needs-based waste management in local communities in a conflict environment. Secondly, building upon this concept, developing partner ownership and capacities through a set of activities tailored to the limitations and opportunities existing in the programme’s areas of intervention. Thirdly, to explore potentials for further integration of the approach into other GIZ and partner activities inside Syria, including potentials for partnerships with commercial entities.

Type of services provided:

  • Mapping of waste management activities implemented by Turkey-based actors inside Syria;
  • Summary of technologies for decentralized waste management relevant to the Syrian context (e.g. small-scale market study of available technologies);
  • Cost overview: rough cost estimates for items and services relevant to the identified available technologies to be implemented in the context of decentralized waste management at community level (e.g. current prices levels for relevant cost items, brief sensitivity analysis of price stability considering the current circumstances);
  • Report describing the research results (summary of waste management activities per actor and region, description of possible waste management technologies relevant for Syria context summarized along value chains and potential outputs vs inputs and assumed impact on communities.
BMZ/MFA
GIZ
June 2017 – July 2017

Contract value: 7,440 €