In just a few days, waste pickers’ organizations from 38 cities in Africa, Latin America and Asia will gather in Pune, India for the 1st Global Strategic Workshop of Waste Pickers. They’ll discuss inclusive models of integrated solid waste management as well as the threats and challenges they are facing. The objective of this event is to develop an understanding of inclusive solid waste management models among waste pickers, with a view to strengthen organizing efforts towards achieving them in cities across the world.
“This is an historical moment for waste pickers,” said Alex Cardoso, a waste picker with MNCR, the national waste pickers’ movement in Brazil. “We will not only discuss our own experiences but seek to learn from waste pickers from around the world, and thus strengthen our global alliance.”
This workshop is being hosted by SWaCH and KKPKP trade union of waste pickers in Pune, India, on behalf of the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers and with the support of WIEGO/Inclusive Cities and RedLacre.
Visit pune2012.globalrec.org to see the agenda, a list of participating waste pickers, and other information. Feel free to leave comments at the comment box at the bottom of the page.