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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Reseau pour la collecte et valorization des dechets

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Primary information

Year formed
2011
Formally registered
Yes
Language
French, Kikongo, Lingala, Swahili, Tshiluba
Number of members
300
Type of members
Waste picker support organization
Occupation of members
Waste collectors
Type of Organization
Association
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Collection from companies, Door to door, Dumpsite, Landfill, Street
Organization Structure
General Assembly, Executive Committee, Presidency, General Secretariat, General Membership
Objectives
Recognition of waste pickers, social and economic empowerment of waste pickers, recycling, strengthen bargaining capacity, strengthen unity and cohesion amongst waste pickers, promote the rights of waste pickers, fight against discrimination and poverty, coordinate selective collection and evacuation, contribute to cleaning the environment, recycling, capacity building, create a waste picker trade union, build a segregation centre
Education and training
Rights & duties
Partnering organizations
CANEQ, LDFC, RSE, Municipality
Affiliations
Donor, Not for profit organization, Public enterprise
Funding
Donor funded
Internal elections
Every 3 years
Women composition
66,3%

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Benefits

Member benefits
Clean & healthy environment, Health care & insurance, Id cards, Job creation & source of income, Training & advocacy

Services

How is the relationship with the municipality?
Excellent and/or friendly
Types of materials
Biodegradable waste, Glass, Household items, Metals, Paper and cardboard, Plastics
Activities
New items made from collected materials, Selling materials
Challenges to access waste
Harassment from authorities, Lack of education & training, Lack of infrastructure & resources, Lack of recognition, Lack of unity between organizations

Complementary Information

Information source
Africa 2012 11/01/2012

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