Gambian community project helps women turn waste to worth

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Gambian community project helps women turn waste to worth

An article in the Sept 18, 2015 The Guardian:

Gambian community project helps women turn waste to worth - With the level of waste rising fast in Africa, the Gambia’s first recycling training centre is teaching women to use rubbish as a means of economic empowerment.

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Re: Gambian community project helps women turn waste to worth

This is an interesting initiative. I noticed the article discusses a problem also encountered with sanitation, that it is currently a low priority so there is limited funding (0.2% of development spending in 2012).
Maybe there are lessons to be shared in raising the profile of various types of waste management, particularly as these activities represent key examples of sustainable development.

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