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Capacity building: Women trained in waste management

Capacity building: Women trained in waste management

… and stack it at the top. 22 women from the first round of training arrive on site. Since more women than expected signed up for the training after taking part in the Action Day: Zero Waste they were split into two training groups. The women remove waste from the...
Eco-bricks: Creating value from waste

Eco-bricks: Creating value from waste

Eco-bricks are made from PET plastic bottles and filled with garbage. Once finished, the eco-bricks can be used in construction. Engaging the community in re-using waste is a powerful tool for education and raising awareness. Eco-bricks ready for construction. As well...
Action day: Zero Waste

Action day: Zero Waste

Everyone gets involved. Since everyone wants to take part, it’s also fun. Waste accumulated over decades – definitely no easy task. Children fill empty plastic bottles with soft plastic waste. These will later be used as eco bricks for constructing urban...
BBC Afrique: Project pilot in Bene Baraque

BBC Afrique: Project pilot in Bene Baraque

BBC World News’ Bruno Sanogo spoke with the project team and inhabitants of Bene Baraque about the project pilot: the drainage system, the urban greening fields and the different solutions that have been created out of recycled material.
Participatory Workshops: Ensuring community support

Participatory Workshops: Ensuring community support

Participatory planning workshop. Participatory workshop with the elders of Bene Baraque. Listening to Mandu dos Santos Pinto, the strategic director of the project, as he explains the process of an action day. Participation of young and old, men and women. Discussion...