Conference: Recycling Networks & Waste Governance

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

WIEGO Waste Specialist Sonia Dias will deliver a talk on gender and waste project and communication for inclusive recycling, and share what was learned through the Gender & Waste project at this international conference. She will provide insights about inclusive recycling practices and the impact of these practices in protecting waste picker livelihoods.

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The Recycling Networks & Waste Governance Conference in Dar es Salaam will bring together waste picker and recycling organizations, waste processors, intermediaries, local government, scholars, policymakers and development partners to exchange views, models, experiences and practical lessons on sustainability of waste collection and networks for inclusive and sustainable cities.

The conference is organized by Mazingira Cooperative Society in collaboration with Dar es Salaam City Council, the Centre for Policy Research and Advocacy (CPRA), University of Dar es Salaam Business School and the other universities involved in the project.

About the research

Nine universities, in collaboration with grassroots initiatives from the global South, are implementing joint research projects on Recycling Networks and Waste Governance in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Kisumu (Kenya), Managua (Nicaragua), São Paulo (Brazil), Vancouver & Montreal (Canada).

  • The research project “Recycling Networks” examines the challenges that innovative grassroots initiatives and networks encounter in generating urban livelihoods.
  • The research project on “Waste Governance” seeks to map successful waste management initiatives, arrangements and policies in some cities in the global South and global North.

Funded by the Swedish Research Council and SIDA (2017-2019) and the Canadian Research Council (2017-2019), the research partnership has generated initiatives involving waste picker groups/networks and local governments and has documented lessons on innovation and sustainability of waste picker/recycling networks. Several waste picker and recycling networks have been empowered through knowledge sharing and by building and strengthening linkages with universities and local governments in their cities.

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