This flyer outlines the status of solid waste management in Samoa and recommends key points for action to address challenges facing the country related to solid waste management.
This Pacific Country/Territory Profile in the solid waste and recycling sector was published in 2018 as part of a compendium of fifteen individual country profiles that seek to identify and quantify the opportunity to improve the resource recovery of fifteen common commodities1 present in the solid waste stream.
This report was prepared by Glen D’Este, Ian Bartlett, Isikuki Punivalu and Pisaina Lei-Sam as individual consultants under the guidance and support of the Pacific Infrastructure Advisory Centre (PIAC) in Sydney, Australia.
This Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) National Water and Sanitation Sector Plan was developed by the Cabinet-appointed National Intersectoral Water Coordination Committee (NIWCC) which reports through Minister of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification to Cabinet of the Government of Solomon Islands (GoSI).
Under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Samoa’s targets for improved water and sanitation service coverage are 94% and 100% respectively. Based on the WHO-UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program’s (JMP) figures for 2008, Samoa has already met its sanitation target of universal coverage but is not on track to meet its water supply goal.
1. This presents the Final Report for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) TA 4305-SAM - Supporting the Samoa SchoolNet and Community Access Pilot Project (the TA). The three key outputs for the TA are as follows:
This presents the Final Report for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) TA 4305-SAM - Supporting the Samoa SchoolNet and Community Access Pilot Project (the TA). The three key outputs for the TA are as follows:
Demonstrating the applicability of SchoolNet and community access program approaches for Samoa;