October 1, 2020

Malawi Commemorates World Habitat Day

By Austin Katunga.

Malawi on Monday, October 7th, joined the rest of the world in commemorating the World habitat day, under the theme Frontier Technologies as an innovative tool to Transform waste to wealth.

United Nations designated first Monday of the month of October as the day to remember the welfare of cities and towns and the basic rights to adequate shelters to all.

According to the UN, this year’s commemoration is intended to use innovative way such as robotics, electric vehicles and bio-technologies that can transform the social-economic development of the countries.

A dumpsite in Ndilande Malawi

“Frontiers technologies can offer better, cheaper, faster, scalable and easy to use solutions for including every-day problems, including waste management”, reads the UN statement.

The task ahead is to harness frontier technologies to achieve sustainable waste management while mitigating their possible adverse economic, social and Political consequences.

This year’s event is reflecting to Sustainable Development Goal number 11 for sustainable cities and communities.