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African Clean Cities Platform
by Ministry of the Environment, Japan, JICA(Japan International Cooperation Agency), UNEP, UN-HABITAT (Government)
The participants, who are from the governments and cities of African countries, namely Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cte dIvoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Senegal, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and from Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the City of Yokohama, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), met in Maputo, Mozambique from 25 to 27 April 2017 to share Mozambican knowledge and experience on waste management, and, with regard to the Preparatory Meeting of the African Clean Cities Platform, to consider a declaration on the establishment of the Platform for the promotion of networking in the Africa region.

At the meeting co-chaired by Mozambique and Japan, the "Maputo Declaration on the Establishment of the African Clean Cities Platform towards the Realization of Clean Cities and Healthy Lives through Appropriate Waste Management in Africa" was adopted on 27 April 2017.
The African Clean Cities Platform aims to improve land-based waste management and it also contributes to the reduction of the volume of marine litter by mitigating leaks of wastes from land to seas and oceans.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
Other, please specify
Basic information
Time-frame: April 2017 - open-ended
African countries and cities (Government)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Mitsukane Mori, Senior Environment Expert, Office of sound Material-Cycle Society, Waste Management and Recycling Department, Ministry of the Environment, Japan, MITSUKANE_MORI@env.go.jp,
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