Development of Work Plan for Reducing SLCPs from MSWM in Cebu, Philippines

Commissioned Report

Under the CCAC Waste Initiative, Cebu City, Philippines undertook a Rapid City Assessment and Action Plan development with the technical assistance of IGES. The work plans for the actions identified in the city action plan were developed and include:
1. Work plan for the implementation of waste separation at source and collection.
2. Work plan for the promotion of material recovery facility (MRF) and composting facility (medium and large-scale) for organic waste.
3. Work plan for the improvement of the final disposal site (sanitary landfill) and prepare a long-term plan for achieving zero landfill status.
4. Build partnership for implementation of integrated solid waste management (ISWM) plan to achieve the SLCP emissions reduction.

A multi-stakeholder participatory approach was used throughout the development of the work plans. The implementer conducted field visits, sample data collection, training, workshops, and meetings with different stakeholders at barangay, city, province and national level. Two barangays (barangay Apas and Kalunasan) were selected in consultation with Cebu City to pilot survey and project implementation. The findings of the pilot barangays later used for discussion with other barangays and city in developing the work plans. The study first conducted a primarily qualitative baseline study to relevant SWM stakeholders based on the Republic Act 9003 (RA 9003) through a series of key informant interviews and Focus Group Discussions (FGD) with Force Field Analysis. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis and a Stakeholders Mapping of each pilot site were also administered. The results of the baseline study became the basis for the steps undertaken and all activities henceforth were documented and monitored based on the work plan