The project was officially launched in Lautoka, Fiji on October 24, 2019. Around 30 persons attended. The project leader explained the background, objectives, and target outputs of the project. There were also presentations from two city officials on the solid waste management activities of the city government and on the Cyclone Winston experience of Lautoka City in 2016. The Fiji Times, Fiji’s longest-running newspaper, covered the event.