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GOOD PRACTICE - Towards social protection and inclusion of informal waste pickers and recyclers (IWPRs) in the South (ENDA)

Waste management has been a particularly important and successful domain of intervention for activist NGOs supporting the organisation of poor and vulnerable populations of waste pickers and recyclers across the world. One of the reasons is that there is potential to attain higher levels of income in a well functioning value chain. It is, however, common that dominant actors try to control and invest in many of the levels within a value chain and then eliminate traditional actors who have to struggle to keep their survival jobs.

A strong multi-level advocacy strategy was identified as the best means to grant recognition to precarious informal waste pickers and recyclers in the countries where this project was implemented.[1]

 

[1] Colombia, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Vietnam

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11 June 2018

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