As part of the celebration of International Women’s Day, our Country Representative Assana Alio Aïda Diongue-Niang Deputy Country Representive Aïda Diongue-Niang to Senegal and the Waste Management team project Coordinator Alé Badara Sy and the team Faty BABOUHeejung CHO J. Christella INNACK ELOUGA met with the association of women waste pickers from the Touba landfill. These women play an essential role in the management value chain as they sort plastic waste which is an important material in the recovery segment of the solid and liquid waste management project financed by the government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The project aims at setting up a plastic waste processing unit with a capacity of 3 tons/day. The experience they have gained in the site should enable them to integrate the new management mechanism.
Their associations have been formalised into economic interest groups. This legal nature opens up possibilities for them to integrate the value chain as a qualified workforce for the provision of services but also, in the long term, possibilities for marketing the recovered waste with dedicated training. The solid and liquid pwaste management project aim to etablish econimic models that benefited from informal sectors and environmentally sound according to circular economy principles.
On the margins of this international day, GGGI would like to pay tribute to them and celebrate the work they do in the sector.