Evaluation of a community based waste oil recycling project in Temeke District, Dar es Salaam

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Southern New Hampshire University
This project is located in Temeke district and hosted by WAWEPA (Waste to Wealth Partners of Tanzania), which is the Non-Governmental Organization registered in 2006. Before the project implementation, A Community Needs Assessment was conducted by the researcher based on TEMO (Tanzania Environmental Management Organization) activities in the same District. TEMO is a non-registered community based organization dealing with waste oil management in Temeke District. The researcher conducted community needs assessment in order to evaluate factors influencing effectiveness of the Organization (TEMO), in operating waste oil management systems. The community needs assessment results and recommendations, form the basis of the waste oil recycling project implementation in the study area. The project implementation started by organizing the organization members and registering the organization as a Non -Governmental Organization, as such the Organization name changed from TEMO to WAWEPA and was officially registered under Non-Governmental Organization Act, 2002 on September 2006, by which, it was therefore, officially authorized as NGO, to deal with environmental management and protection activities. (Author abstract)