Commitment to Action

Turning Waste into Opportunities: Dominican Republic & Haiti

Commitment by

Ciudad Saludable

In 2013, Ciudad Saludable committed to support the integration of waste pickers to the formal sector through the launch and implementation of five solid waste management projects in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Building on Ciudad Saludable's successful model in Peru, these projects will improve the working and living conditions of waste pickers by developing micro-enterprises, strengthening waste pickers' capacities, and creating a market for recycling materials. Ciudad Saludable will work with ECORED, its local partner in the Dominican Republic, local governments, and the private sector to adapt Ciudad Saludable's model to local conditions, develop waste characterization studies, train local waste management leaders and waste pickers for the formal sector, pilot program design and implement monitoring and evaluation. Over a three year period 140 waste pickers will enter the formal work sector, indirectly benefiting thousands by improved waste management and decrease in CO2 emissions.

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Commitment

Turning Waste into Opportunities: Dominican Republic & Haiti

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value

$1,150,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HAITI

Commitment by

Ciudad Saludable

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

CCN Giresol, ECORED, Delegation of Dominican Republic