At the beginning of 2021, The Dixon Foundation was extremely happy to support WasteAid with an unrestricted grant to support its operations during an incredibly challenging time of global turbulence. 

The grant has contributed to the delivery of WasteAid’s ongoing projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the development of future projects through engagement with key stakeholders and communities to identify the most pressing needs. In Cameroon, where WasteAid and partners are aiming to prevent a minimum of 16 tonnes of marine plastic pollution, it has supported the training of 164 people in waste collection, recycling to:

– Improve waste collection and management in Village, a riverside community in the coastal city of Douala; and

– Reduce the amount of single-use plastic dumped in or near the Wouri River and thereby preventing plastic leakage into the Atlantic Ocean.

The grant has also enabled WasteAid to continue to raise the profile of waste management as a tool for sustainable development through its external communications, and on the role of waste management on the climate as part of a COP26 strategy.

 

About WasteAid
WasteAid partners with indigenous non-profits, businesses and governments to tackle the waste crisis in the countries in which it operates. WasteAid works to build its partners’ capacity and pass on the waste management and development knowledge that it is known for. This model allows WasteAid to embed sustainable recycling projects, which are appropriate to the local setting.