In November 2013, Lynne Featherstone, the UK Government’s Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development, visited Living Earth’s Waste to Wealth project in Makeni, Sierra Leone.
In Makeni, Living Earth has received funding from the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) to implement a pilot waste management project in the city. Working in partnership with The Collective and ACEDO, we’ve been working to build the management capacity, awareness and understanding, and specific technical skills of local government, NGOs and micro-enterprises to deliver improved waste management and recycling services.
Technical trainers from Living Earth’s programmes in Cameroon and Uganda have travelled to Sierra Leone to deliver training in plastic weaving and in briquette making to members of community-based organisations and social enterprises working in Makeni. Following this training, the project partners have been providing support including business advice, market information and starter equipment to entrepreneurs working waste recycling in Makeni in order to support business growth for income generation and improved waste management.