IJESD 2019 Vol.10(1): 14-22 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2019.10.1.1139

Linkage of Municipal Solid Waste Management and Peacebuilding: A Case Study in Northern Jordan Affected by Syrian Refugee Influx

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto

Abstract—Refugee crisis has become an increasing global issue, particularly in the Middle East in areas where there has been a great influx of Syrian refugees since 2011. One of Syria’s neighboring countries, Jordan, has faced various challenges due to the increasing residents in the municipal area, which has led to the decline in levels of public services, such as water and electricity supply, and waste and wastewater management. This study sought to appreciate links and implications of the improvement of municipal solid waste management to contribute to peacebuilding in refugee host communities, with a case study in Northern Jordan. The study was conducted through two semi-structured field surveys and grey literature reviews, and results indicated that community based activities at the waste collection stage have the potential to promote social cohesion and support peacebuilding in conflict-affected countries.

Index Terms—Host community support, resilience, social cohesion.

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto is with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Tokyo, Japan (e-mail: Yamamoto.Tsuyoshi@jica.go.jp).

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Cite: Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, "Linkage of Municipal Solid Waste Management and Peacebuilding: A Case Study in Northern Jordan Affected by Syrian Refugee Influx," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 14-22, 2019.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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