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Waste Picker News 8 June 2014

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(English) INDIA. From city streets to Geneva: Waste picker from Pune makes a mark in International Labour Conference. DNA India (6 June 2014) by Sagar Dave. When Suman More, 55, began picking up waste from the streets of Pune about 30 years ago, little did she know that one day she will be addressing delegates… Read more »

SWaCH: Five Years and Counting

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Inclusive Cities partner SWaCH, a waste picker collective in Pune, India, has recently celebrated its 5th birthday.  SWaCH continues to be important… to residents because they get reliable services at reasonable cost and with accountability to waste pickers because they can earn a living with dignity — they do not have to get into filthy garbage bins… Read more »

Inclusive Cities Annual Learning Meeting

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On April 1st and 2nd, the Inclusive Cities partners met in Bogotà, Colombia for the project’s final Annual Learning Meeting for this phase of the joint project. The purpose of the meeting was to review and discuss the initial findings of the project evaluation, which was being conducted by Barbara Klugman. Barbara guided the group… Read more »

Waste Picker News 25 May 2014

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(English) NEPAL. Waste mgmt project benefits garbage pickers. eKantipur (25 May 2014). The 36-month Poverty Reduction of Informal Workers in Solid Waste Management Sector Project implemented by Practical Action, an INGO working for the welfare of socially excluded groups, directly benefited 4,341 informal waste workers, the organisation’s programme chief Shirish Singh said at a programme… Read more »

A Cloud of Uncertainty for Waste Pickers in Bogota

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By Olga Abizaid Gustavo Petro was reinstated as Mayor of Bogota in April, but the fate of the waste management system he established is far from clear. And this uncertainty is a source of worry for Bogota’s waste pickers. Petro’s Zero Waste programme of 2012, included in the Municipal Decree 564, entailed the remunicipalization of… Read more »