WEDO congratulates the first winner of the 2011 SEED Gender Equality Award, “Solid Waste Management and Community Mobilization Program” from Nepal, as well as the other thirty-five SEED award winners. The Gender Equality Award is funded by UN Women.

The “Solid Waste Management and Community Mobilization Program” is a waste collection and recycling initiative of over 1,000 households and businesses and is run by a women’s environment committee and supported by a local municipality. Under the initiative, landfill waste is reduced via recycling and biogas plants are fueled by organic waste on which training is provided. A savings and credit cooperative has also been established to mobilise loans to 150 female members. 

To read more about SEED and this year’s winners, click here.

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