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Inclusive Cities for Informal Workers

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by Martha Chen, International Coordinator, WIEGO Network In most developing countries, well over half of the urban workforce is informal.[1]  Yet informal workers  – and their livelihoods – tend to be ignored or excluded in city planning and local economic development.  No amount of social or financial inclusion can make up for exclusion from city… Read more »

Women Inspiring Change in the Informal Economy

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By Megan McLeod In the informal economy, inspiring change (the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8th) means starting with the women who face myriad challenges every day as they strive to feed their families. It often means proving the value of their work, not only to municipalities and general public, but… Read more »

Waste Picker News 2 March 2014

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(English) INDIA. A clean-up act in Ahmedabad. Business Standard (2 March 2014) by Vinay Umarji. Let’s Recycle is revolutionising dry waste mgmt in the city; expanding a challenge. In Nepra, we found an exciting model that could develop an entire value chain of collection, involving rag pickers and engaging them in the mainstream,” says Ajay Maniar, principal,… Read more »

The Fight against Waste-to-Energy Incineration in Belo Horizonte

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Tomorrow is Global Waste Picker Day — what better way to celebrate than to support waste pickers in a very current struggle in Belo Horizonte. Recently, a member of the municipal parliament in Belo Horizonte has put forward a bill that would authorize the use of waste-to-energy incineration technologies to deal with municipal solid waste…. Read more »

Waste Picker News 16 February 2014

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(English) INDIA. Villagers’ call to ban plastic bags now a PMC proposal. Pune Mirror (16 February 2014) by Siddharth Gadkari. If ratified at all levels, the plastic bag your friendly neighbourhood grocer throws in for free will cost `15; thermocol plates and cups will be banned as well. GLOBAL. Informal Networks Provide Essential Services in Cities. Triple… Read more »