According to the website, "the Informal City Dialogues is a year-long project supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and conducted by Forum for the Future." Six cities are included in the project: Accra, Bangkok, Chennai, Lima, Manila, and Nairobi.
The mission of Kuapa Kokoo is as follows: “Kuapa Kokoo seeks to develop itself into a formidable farmer-based organisation capable of mobilising quality cocoa products, improving the livelihood of members and satisfying customers.”
In many developing countries, high recycling rates (50-80%) can be credited to the informal sector. Johnston Doe explains how waste pickers in Accra's Kpone Landfill are taking action to ensure their contribution is recognized.
Waste pickers from Accra, Ghana, were surveyed to understand the main occupational health challenges and hazards they face. In total, 119 workers participated, 39 of them worked in landfill and 80 were street waste pickers; 54 were women, 62 men and three with no identified gender.
By Jenna Harvey “I want to see an eviction-free city. I want to see them [street vendors] having a right to the city, where no government, no official, will harass them. But we have to do it under a regulation, even though we want access in the city — we want to operate in the city — we also believe...
Par Jenna Harvey « Je veux voir une ville sans expulsions. Je veux les voir [vendeurs de rue] jouir du droit à la ville, où aucun gouvernement, aucun fonctionnaire, ne va les harceler. Mais nous devons le faire en vertu d’un règlement et, même si nous voulons avoir accès à la ville – nous voulons y...
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.