Key topics: (GIS, Drone operations, Environmental Planning and Management, Sanitation safety, AI)
Fresh Life is currently experiencing various pain points in logistics involving waste collection. The routing and scheduling is manual, inefficient and not scalable. The absence of a streamlined approach has led to delayed waste collection, high operational costs and challenges in scalability. On a regular basis, Fresh Life safely collects and transports all the waste, taking it to a central processing plant where it is converted into high-quality agricultural inputs. Fresh Life distributes sanitation solutions through a monthly subscription model by entering into a franchise agreement with customers to provide a variety of services including toilet maintenance and waste management. On the other hand, customers ensure that their toilets remain clean, hygienic, and accessible always, attracting and retaining urban residents.
This project entails the design, test and implementation of innovative service delivery models leveraging technology (Geospatial Information Systems and AI) for safe waste collection. To develop an efficient tool, the project shall incorporate different parameters such as road connectivity, conditions of the infrastructure and suitable vehicle types to be used. The ultimate goal of the project is to increase access and improve sanitation service delivery in informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya by reducing the cost of waste collection services and increasing accessibility to sanitation utilities.
Knowledge exchange on technologies that can be used to map informal settlements e.g use of high-resolutio imagery or drone data. Part of the wider project scope in future is to formulate digital addresses for informal settlements that will not only enable efficient sanitation service delivery but also provide visibility into the market gaps and other essential service coverage.