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Winrock International
Nepali farmer

Legacy Project

PPP for 4Gs

The hilly city of Ilam in eastern Nepal is known both for its expansive tea production and its environmental consciousness. Those two themes come together in this public-private partnership to establish a new municipal waste management system. The project will establish a partnership between Ilam Municipality and the private sector that fuels commercially driven solid waste management. Funded by the European Union’s Switch Asia program and assisted by Winrock’s technical support, the sustainable solid waste management system includes small and medium-sized businesses that utilize compost for tea and vegetable cultivation and, as a result, create green jobs. Once successfully implemented, this innovate approach will be a model for Nepal’s other municipalities.

Funder: European Union

Project Timeline: December 23, 2013 - December 22, 2017

Country: Nepal

Program Areas: Agriculture, Resilience and Water  and Clean Energy and Environment

Contact: Badri Nath Baral,