Creating and Capturing Value (CapVal)
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Creating and capturing value: Supporting enterprises for urban liquid and solid wastes recycling for food, energy and clean environment (CapVal)

The CapVal project proposes three resource recovery and reuse solutions that have a high potential to incentivize local sanitation planning and management in Ghana, reduce waste transport costs, support the lifetime of landfills, and reduce environmental impacts of municipal organic solid waste, fecal sludge from households and public toilets, and domestic wastewater.

This programme is funded by the Ghana Netherland WASH Programme and will support the commercialization of three waste reuse and recycling businesses. Jekora Ventures will be the private partner for executing the Production of energy (fuel briquettes) from municipal organic waste in Afienya.

Connection to policy objectives

  • CapVal project is in line with the National Environmental Sanitation Strategy and Action Plan (NESSAP) of the Government of Ghana.
    • Recycling of biodegradable organic fraction of municipal solid wastes
    • Reuse of wastewater in urban agriculture
    • Reduction of levels of uncontrolled discharge of fecal sludge
  • CapVal assist municipalities in solving part of their waste management problems.

Impacts in Ghana

  • Incentivize local sanitation planning and management
  • Reduce waste transport costs
  • Support the lifetime of landfills
  • Reduce environmental impacts of waste
  • Allow cost recovery in treatment plants operation
    • Improve livelihoods
    • Increase agricultural productivity
    • Improve nutrition and access to food

Consortium of partners including International Water Management Institute (IWMI) [Lead institution] , Jekora Ventures Ltd. and Volta Ghana Investment Co. Ltd. with Training Research and Networking for Development (TREND), University of Ghana, Department of Physics, RUAF-Foundation (International network of Resource centres on Urban Agriculture and Food security) and World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

You can read more here.