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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Kayole Environmental Management Association Technologies

Nairobi, Kenya

Primary information

Year formed
1999
Language
English
Number of members
85
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors
Type of Organization
Self-help group
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Door to door
Membership
Yes
Organization Structure
Director, secretary and officer. Records kept are accounts, purchase book.
Objectives
Contribute to cleaning the environment, source of income, job creation, awareness raising, achieve efficient solid waste management in the city
Partnering organizations
Nairobi City Council, KIRDI, NEMA, FORMAT, JKUAT,KIM, KEMA, Government of Kenya - Ministry of Housing, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Labour, UNDP, UNEP
Funding
Local population pay fee, Membership fees, Self funded
Internal elections
Every 3 years
Women composition
35,3%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Job creation & source of income, Savings or credit scheme, Training & advocacy

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Metals, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Activities
New items made from collected materials, Selling materials, Waste collection, Waste sorting
Challenges to access waste
Foul smell & contamination from waste, Lack of infrastructure & resources

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2010

Comments / Narrative

Make briquettes from organic waste


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