SOCIAL PRACTICES AND AWARENESS-RAISING AROUND THE QUESTION OF URBAN WASTE IN ABIDJAN DISTRICT

Author's Name: YAO-KOUASSI Quonan Christian, GOHOUROU Florent
Subject Area: Social Science and Humanities
Subject Other
Section Research Paper

Keyword:

Users, Representation, Behavior, Waste, Communication, Cocody, Yopougon, Ivory Coast


Abstract

The Ivory Coast is experiencing strong population growth that has a direct impact on its cleanliness. In order to understand why waste strewn every day on the streets of Abidjan, we were interested in the behavior of the users of the communes of Cocody and Yopougon. The latter are the main actors in the process of sanitation and the management of urban space. On the other hand, our attention has focused on the logics of decision-makers to encourage and encourage users to adopt pro-environmental behaviors. The results of our study show that users find waste to be harmful. However, they do not take good action and contribute to the creation of wild deposits. Their expectations are more focused on the technical aspect of waste management. Finally, the study demonstrates the ineffectiveness of the communication and awareness-raising methods put in place by local and regional authorities to modulate the behavior change of users. The resolution of these various problems requires a regulatory wealth coupled with a pedagogical and permanent communication

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