The Transition: Formalizing The Informal Waste Sector

In an era of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become more urgent to integrate the informal waste pickers – mostly women, ensure their safety and acknowledge their contribution to the overall environmental quality of many urban and peri-urban areas. – Joshua Amponsem, Green Africa Youth Organization. In Ghana, informal waste pickers (sometimes referred to as …

An African Youth Perspective on the Implementation of the PoA for Disaster Risk Reduction in Africa

Globally, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) provides guidance on how to significantly reduce disaster risk. In Africa, the Programme of Action (PoA) guides different stakeholders in DRR. Both SFDRR and PoA recognize the state as leaders in the implementation, follow up and review of the document. In addition, both documents recognize children and youth as active and strong stakeholders in DRR.