Environmental Law Reserch Institute (ELRI)
ELRI is a non profit organization devoted to applied environmental research and policy analysis with the view to produce reports and policy recommendations on critical areas of environmental governance and protection. ELRI is a regionally recognized, non-partisan institution working to strengthen environmental protection by improving law and governance within Nigeria and Sub Saharan Africa.
ELRI proffers insightful and impartial analysis on environmental issues to policy makers, including government officials, environmental and business leaders, academics, administrative authorities and the media. They are currently on the Committee for the analysis and review of Lagos State Waste Management Act. ELRI is an affiliate of Environment and Health in Communities of Africans (ENHICA) International Foundation Inc. USA, and is on the accredited list of the World Bank and UNEP Civil Society Forum. Besides, ELRI is also listed on the Green Pages of the global directory for environmental technology.
Main role in the project
ELRI will collaborate on setting the project framework under WP1. They will participate in the regional assessment of SWM practices and technologies, the identification of key stakeholders and the detection of the main barriers hindering the implementation of ISWM systems, being responsible of the evaluation of legal background, governance and socio-economic structure. They will provide support to the identification of non-technological requirements for the implementation of ISWM systems, as well as to the elaboration of the guidelines for the selection and implementation of adapted ISWM systems. Furthermore, ELRI will lead and coordinate the activities under WP4 and will also participate in the development of policy guidelines, being responsible for the elaboration of a set of recommendations for National and Regional Action Plans in each target country. ELRI will organize a capacity building workshop in Nigeria.