Social Assessment on Solid Waste Management

Location – Raa Atoll Baa Atoll Lhaviyani Atoll Noonu Atoll
Client – Ministry of Transport, Housing and Environment
Project Status – Completed on 2009

A social assessment on 44 islands within the North Central Region of the Maldives Archipelago using Participatory Rural Appraisal techniques to understand the social structure and physical layout of communities, patterns of leadership and relations with formal and informal island networks, economic activities, livelihoods and seasonal round of income generating activities, transportation, current patterns of waste disposal, willingness to pay for improved solid waste management, entry points for community mobilization, and the kinds of incentives to which individuals and communities are likely to respond.