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Africa

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Inclusive Cities, report Africa: LINK 

Informal Waste Management in Africa: LINK 

WIEGO report Ghana: http://wiego.org/resources/case-study-ghana-good-practice-developing-ohs-informal-workers

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Need for Global Attention to Solid Waste Management Last Updated on 2012-04-19 00:00:00 An Article by our Global Landfill Mapping Initiative Technical Advisor Ranjith Annepu on the Global WTERT Council Blog.   Some countries have achieved considerable success in solid waste management. But the rest of the world is grappling to deal with its wastes. In these places, improper management of solid waste continues to impact public health of entire communities and cities; pollute local water, air and land resources; contribute to climate change and ocean plastic pollution; hinder climate change adaptation; and accelerate depletion of forests and mines. Compared to solid waste management, we can consider that the world has achieved significant success in providing other basic necessities like food, drinking water, energy and economic opportunities. Managing solid wastes properly can help improve the above services further. Composting organic waste can help... More »
UN-led Meeting Agrees on Priority Actions for Managing E-Waste in Africa Last Updated on 2012-03-18 06:49:04   Pan-African Forum on E-Waste Underlines Green Economy Opportunities in   E-Waste Sector. Priority actions for reducing the environmental   and health impacts of growing levels of electrical and electronic waste   (e-waste), alongside promoting the sector's potential for green jobs and   economic development, were today agreed by representatives from 18 African   states, the United Nations, non-governmental organizations, the private   sector and academia. The actions were agreed on the final day of the Pan-African Forum on   E-Waste, which was held at the Nairobi headquarters of the United Nations   Environment Programme (UNEP).   Organized by the Secretariat of the Basel Convention and UNEP, with   support from the Government of Kenya, and private sector companies   including Dell, HP, Nokia and Philips,... More »
The South African Waste Picker's Association (SWAPA) celebrates Global Waste Pickers' Day Last Updated on 2012-03-04 01:43:26   <p> <iframe frameborder="0" height="900" src="http://www.globalrec.org/2012/03/01/global-waste-pickers-day-the-south-african-waste-pickers-association-sawpa/" width="100%"></iframe></p>   More »
New Global Partnership to Bring Powerful Forces Together for Healthy Oceans Last Updated on 2012-02-23 23:49:15   SINGAPORE, February 24, 2012—  A powerful coalition of governments, international organizations, civil society groups and private interests are joining together under the banner of a Global Partnership for Oceans to confront widely documented problems of over-fishing, marine degradation, and habitat loss.   In a keynote speech to be delivered today at The Economist’s World Oceans Summit here, World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick said the Partnership would bring science, advocacy, the private sector, and international public institutions together to advance mutually agreed goals for healthy and productive oceans.     Read the Full Article here   More »