Our expertise is to provide the following services:
- To support small and medium towns for developing city level strategies for ISWM.
- To connect business enterprises in India engaged in waste recycling with the business enterprises in Netherlands and other European Countries for building and strengthening recycling industry in India.
- Capacity building and skill development in waste management sector
Our work in the water and waste management sector can be broadly classified into the following four categories:
- Policy Research and Analysis to assist and support policy-makers in decision making.
- Sanitation and Waste Management
- Water Demand Management Policies
Generating business through waste
- Addressing waste issues is not only the government’s business. In order to reach scale in access to sanitation and a clean waste system, private sector development and building sanitation and waste markets is crucial.
- We help (local) governments and companies to manage the waste that is produced, taking into account the service and value chain of waste and finding ways to recycle and/or make waste profitable. We help to build markets in cities in developing countries and support companies in turning solid waste and sanitation into profit without needing subsidies or grants.
- We provide tools to overcome bottlenecks that come with building these markets. For instance, we help provide financing and investment funds for promising waste businesses (SMEs). We also offer sustainable waste management consultancy so that each stakeholder knows its roles and responsibilities and is able to operate effectively. We offer business support and business trainings to help business grow
Financing the waste business
- Financing and especially local financing are key to changing the sanitation and waste system. Developing countries are trapped in systems that often do not perform. Government is mainly responsible for waste and sanitation but does not have the capacity to make it happen and is dependent on grant-funding.
- We encourage private sector parties to enter the system and help create a demand market where households are willing to pay for sanitation and waste services. To unlock this potential and allow companies to grow and expand, financial resources are essential.
- Local financing is often available but as financiers are unfamiliar with waste and sanitation markets they cannot judge risks and opportunities yet and are hesitant to invest. We bridge the gap between local finance and the waste and sanitation market on various levels, through guarantees, credit lines and investment funds. We help Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) gain access to larger funds from higher International Finance Institutions (IFIs) so they can help companies grow.