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.
Supported by Logo WIEGO

groundWork

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Website: groundwork.org.za

Primary information

Year formed
1999
Language
English
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste pickers
Type of Organization
Non governmental organization
Organizational Reach
Local
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
Director and Deputy Director with four managers of waste campaign, research, air quality, and environmental health. All staff work on campaigns. Within the waste sector groundWork works on campaigns against incineration, pollution and contamination from industrial waste, and organizing waste pickers. It also conducts research on these issues. No formal structure or constitution but they are working on this. Each landfill (or street area) has a committee. Each province choses a provincial coordinator from amongst the waste pickers. The coordinators are the main decision making body. They meet by teleconference and from time to time in person. At least once per year there has been a larger meeting where representatives from each landfill attend.
Partnering organizations
StreetNet, WIEGO, Earthlife
Women composition

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Complementary Information

Information source
WORD 8/12/2011, Africa 2013, Africa 2011, Africa 2009,

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