Highlighting Vietnam, Indonesia, India and Brazil Experts will gather in Hanoi to exchange experiences and research results concerning the issues of waste collecting and recycling in Indonesia, India, Brazil and Vietnam. Sonia Dias, the waste sector specialist from WIEGO’s Urban Policies Programme,...
As COP25 gets underway, our deep dive into two years of news coverage reveals that the green army of waste pickers leading urban recycling efforts deserves greater recognition for its efforts in solving one of the most pressing problems of our times.
While municipalities are often encouraged to turn to waste-to-energy (WtE) technologies such as incineration, this is a problematic solution, particularly in the Global South. Incineration can be cost-effective, complicated, and can negatively impact the environment and informal waste workers’...
The website explains that "this discussion will consider how cities can use spatial planning as a means to social integration, and how legal and policy frameworks can make justice and inclusion integral to urban planning and the housing development process."
Millions of women work long hours, in dangerous conditions, for little pay. They are fighting for change, with the help of ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Watch this video to learn how.
This brief provides waste picker organizations, policymakers and practitioners with information about waste-to-energy initiatives, and solid waste management models that are true to an inclusive, circular economy while being suited for local contexts and offering livelihood protection.
This manual helps street vendors learn more about the regulations that govern public space and how to defend the right to work in public space. It describes successful actions taken by street vendor organizations. And it offers information to help you organize and negotiate with local government.