About Us

The KNUST Africa Institute of Sanitation and Waste Management (KAISWAM) is the outcome of a partnership between the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)—the foremost Science and Technology University in Ghana and Zoomlion Ghana Ltd – Africa’s biggest Sanitation and Waste Management company.

KAISWAM is an impressive state of-the art facility that specializes in the development of knowledge and the training of highly competent human resource to address Africa’s environmental health and sustainable development issues.

It is a uniquely African initiative and an emergent Center of Excellence whose existence has been necessitated by the ever-increasing waste and sanitation crisis that many African countries and their communities face. The need for transformative solutions to Africa’s interconnected environmental, social and economic challenges, therefore, remain a fundamental concern of the Institute.
Operating on a philosophy of experience and problem-based education, the Institute works with governments, development agencies, local and international academic institutions, and other stakeholders to train skilled professionals who graduate with a high sense of professionalism and the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes to address Africa’s environment and development challenges.

The Institute, indeed, represents a paradigm shift in environmental sanitation and waste management practices in Africa. While sanitation, public health and waste management remain a central focus in its operations, the African Institute of Sanitation and Waste Management also acknowledges the reality that the ever-growing waste and sanitation crisis is as much a social, cultural, and economic challenge which, by all means, need to be addressed seamlessly and holistically within the broader sustainable development context.

The KNUST-Africa Institute of Sanitation and Waste Management (K-AISWAM) is thus a KNUST campus in Accra. As an Academia-Industry collaboration, it was established by KNUST and the Zoomlion Group to offer a cutting edge education to prospective students in Accra and beyond.

Located in Ashalley Botwe Nmai-Djorn with an Annex at Adjiriganor, it provides a conducive environment for teaching and learning

Graduating students are awarded KNUST certificates upon completion
There are several hostels available for student’s accommodation

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Our Mission

KAISWAM is of the conviction that nature and the systems of nature must be nurtured! This is a non-negotiable condition for sustainable development everywhere and it is one that guides the very existence of the Institute. While the Institute prides itself in being at the forefront of excellence in waste and sanitation management studies and practices in Africa, it also aspires, at all times, to use appropriate technology, education and learning to drive innovation and to develop the requisite human capacity to lead Africa’s quest for innovation and sustainable.

Core Values

The Institute firmly believes in the principles of sustainable development; it also believes that sustainable development is only achievable when people live in healthy environments, are healthy and have access to knowledge and learning resources that further enhances their capabilities to lead the quest for sustainable development.



A Very Conducive atmosphere for Teaching and Learning!
Our Faciiities Include:
Classrooms- Air-conditioned classrooms with computerized interactive boards
Library - Hybrid of electronic resources and print materials. This huge database of books aid students in result oriented research and academic works.
- Conference Rooms
- Chemical Laboratories
- Computer Laboratories


Certificate in Environmental Sanitation & Waste Management
Diploma & Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Sanitation
B.Sc. Environmental Engineering
B.Sc. Business Administration

Human Resource Management, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

HND (Higher National Diploma) TOP UP leading to:

B.Sc. Civil Engineering
B.Sc. Environment and Public Health
B.Sc. Business Administration

Human Resource Management, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management


M.Sc. Environmental Engineering
M.Sc. Water Resource Engineering
M.Sc. Civil Engineering
M.Sc. Environment & Public Health
M.Sc. Finance and Investment
Master of Business Administration

Human Resource Management, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management