Winner 2020/ 2021: Awe Olamide David, Nigeria – Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Residential Solid Waste
Congratulation to the 2020/2021 Technical University of Munich’s Global Outreach Green Belt Award Winner, Mr. David Olamide Awe for his project: Reduction of solid wastes from residential homes blocking drains and canals in Lagos (Nigeria).
This year’s application pool was very diverse, with projects from Africa, the Middle East, the Americas, and Europe, covering such diverse topics as community waste disposal, health care, vehicle emissions, public transport, energy management systems, and education. The TUM GoGB Selection Committee chose four exemplary finalists, whose projects meet the mission of the TUM GoGB Award.
- David Olamide Awe (Nigeria) in the area of waste management, with the goal to reduce the environmental impact of residential solid wastes in Nigeria
- Jemma Hale (Netherlands) in the area of education, with the goal to improve coaching of corona coachees, supporting affected people in their career
- Gabriella Nxumalo (South Africa), in the area of education, to improve training programs ran by mining companies for local host communities in South Africa
- Ayushi Sharma (India), in the area of public health and waste management, to improve the disposal system for harmful and unhygienic waste for a hospital in India
We congratulate all Finalists and Mr. Awe for his achievement. His project will be coached online by Master Black Belt, Dr. Reiner Hutwelker, and will be published in stages on the TUM Lean Six Sigma facebook page.
The winning project will address:
Environmental degradation caused by solid waste in Lagos (Nigeria) is increasingly alarming. An observed fact is the presence of solid waste particles in gutters and canals which are connected to residential apartments in particular. Thus, disruptions caused by fallow solid waste is felt in terms of waterlogged road networks, congestion, existence of pests and rodents in the environment. Such occurrence has diverse social, economic and demographic implications to the community. For a breakthrough the project will be focussed on: Oyadiran Estate along Commercial Avenue, Lagos
Congratulations David Olamide Awe!