GAIA’S WORK IN AFRICA
Working with our members across the region, GAIA in Africa strives to shift the narrative on plastic pollution, challenge incineration, promote zero waste and demand climate justice. As a result of robust outreach efforts to strengthen our engagement in key African countries and cover the continent’s cultural and linguistic diversity, our presence in Africa has grown from eight active members in 2017 to 42 members in 2020. Developing sub-regional collaboration is critical to our work on the continent.
Many of our members are experts in different aspects of waste management, and our diverse network provides a platform to support, highlight and amplify their work while allowing us to share solutions that can be found in different parts of the region. To date, GAIA members have successfully defeated three municipal incinerator proposals, piloted zero waste projects that demonstrated high engagement from low-income communities and championed strong enforcement on plastic policies among many other victories.
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