On the morning of September 9, 2022, the Women’s Union of Nam Tu Liem District in collaboration with the Center for Environment and Community Research (CECR) organized a Training of Trainer (TOT) program on iWRc Imprint Framework of the “Advancing Solutions to Plastic Pollution through Inclusive Recycling – ASPPIRe” project. The project is funded by the Ocean Conservancy (OC).

Ms. Le Thi Bich Ha – Chairwoman of the Women’s Union of Nam Tu Liem District delivered the opening speech

Mr. Nguyen Khac Hung – Director of the Center for Environmental and Community Research (CECR) delivered the opening speech

More than 100 female scrap collectors attended the training program. With the goal of raising awareness on occupational safety, hygiene, and environmental protection for the group of women participating in the collection process and building a team of communicators on health and safety communication, and social environment for the group of women collecting waste and scrap, experts have communicated, guided and shared survey results, occupational safety, environmental sanitation, price negotiation skills, effective information transmission skill, overview information on legal documents on domestic solid waste, challenges in collection and classification of waste at source…

Mr. Nelson Bustamante – Environmental and Social Safety Specialist of the Inclusive Waste Recycling Consortium in Colombia (iWRc) spoke at the training program

Women play an important role in the entire waste value chain from discharge, classification, collection, and treatment at households, workplaces, and communities. Therefore, it is necessary to continue to deploy and replicate models of women participating in the collection, classification, and recycling of low-value plastic waste at the grassroots level. The Women’s Union encourages women to participate in plastic waste management, especially at the stage of classification and collection.

Launching the Scrap Collection Support Club

Exchange discussions of the clubs

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