GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers is a networking process supported by WIEGO, among thousands of waste picker organizations with groups in more than 28 countries covering mainly Latin America, Asia and Africa.
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South African Waste Pickers Association (SAWPA)

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Primary information

Year formed
2009
Language
English
Number of members
6000
Type of members
Members are waste picker organizations, Members are waste pickers
Occupation of members
Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Association, Movement
Organizational Reach
National
Organization Structure
National Working Group with 7 members, one from each of the 7 participating provinces. No formal chair, NPO number or constitution.
Objectives
Improve livelihoods, recycling, recognition of waste pickers, promote the rights of waste pickers, promote the Waste Picker Law, organizing at local and national level, reduce vulnerability and risk, develop and promote MBOs, against privatization, strengthen unity and cohesion among waste pickers
Partnering organizations
GroundWork, WIEGO,
Women composition

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Benefits


Services

Challenges to access waste
Lack of recognition, Lack of unity between organizations, Privatization

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2009

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