(Influential Inputs cc T/A Icando)
ICANDO is an environmental management and training company that specialises in environmental impact assessments, waste facility permitting, environmental compliance monitoring, auditing and facilitating environmental policy, strategy and capacity development processes. It is also a Sector Education and Training Authority/South African Qualifications Authority accredited training provider for unit standards in Environmental Practice at various levels. It has undertaken national and international projects on Integrated Waste Management aspects, particularly strategies and action plans, reviews, pilot projects and capacity development in countries that include Botswana, Swaziland, Tanzania, Yemen and Philippines. Experience at national, provincial and local levels of government includes managing the capacity development aspects of the South Africa National Waste Management Strategy Implementation project at national and local level where demonstration projects, policy, and standard procedural guidelines were developed.
Main role in the project
ICANDO will collaborate in the selection and evaluation of best practices from non OECD countries on account of their experience in East and South Africa and Asia. They will be responsible of the elaboration of the “Guide for implementation of suitable ISWM systems” under WP3. They will provide support in the elaboration of policy guidelines and recommendations which will be developed in WP4. In this sense, ICANDO will provide its practical experience as training and consulting company in solid waste management ensuring that the policy options coming from WP4 are adapted to authorities at different levels (local, regional and national) and cover key aspects of solid waste management in a way that useful and feasible solutions are provided.
They will have an important role in the socio-economic evaluation of the changes proposed within the project under WP5. On account of their experience, ICANDO will assess the measures proposed in terms of their appropriation by the target countries. Furthermore they will write, jointly with ELRI, an article and give a specific seminar during the Final Conference regarding policy guidelines and recommendations.