Brikama Waste Innovation Centre, The Gambia
with Women’s Initiative The Gambia
AWARD WINNING PROJECT
- 2015 – ongoing
- Trained 223 people
- 27 community recycling centres
- 4 recycling technologies
- 45,000 people positively impacted
- Winner of the National Energy Globe Award
WasteAid undertook The Gambia’s first ever waste analysis and used our findings to develop a centre for training people to develop recycling businesses. Almost half of the population live in extreme poverty. Meanwhile less than 10% of waste is collected, so we looked at ways of turning waste into income. So far over 27 communities with 45,000 people have been helped, and the work with our local partners Women’s Initiative The Gambia continues to this day…
WasteAid shares simple waste management know-how with communities in low-income countries.
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