The Gambia

Women tackling The Gambia’s waste problem

Women tackling The Gambia’s waste problem

The Gambia’s famous food markets attract tourists and local residents alike. From the sprawling Bakau fish market to the fruit and vegetable stalls at Abuko, the markets dotted around the Greater Banjul Area are an essential part of life in the capital region. The...

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Recycling food waste for climate resilience in The Gambia

Recycling food waste for climate resilience in The Gambia

WasteAid’s climate resilience initiative in The Gambia launched at Abuko market in Banjul in July. The team, which includes WasteAid, Kanifing Municipal Council, Women’s Initiative the Gambia and funder EU GCCA+ was welcomed by Abuko’s alkalo and the Imam, as well as...

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Building a plastics recycling enterprise in The Gambia

Building a plastics recycling enterprise in The Gambia

WasteAid's plastics recycling initiative in The Gambia has received business development support to help build the enterprise and secure long-term sustainability.In 2018 WasteAid was awarded funding via the UK Aid Small Charities Challenge Fund to develop a plastic...

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Innovation in plastic recycling

Innovation in plastic recycling

WasteAid's pilot project proves that everyone can help stop plastic pollution.Turning plastic waste into durable products is what WasteAid's plastics recycling specialist Pierre Kamsouloum does best. In a coastal village in the Gambia, Pierre and the WasteAid team...

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The Gambia: Plastics recycling training update

The Gambia: Plastics recycling training update

WasteAid is training a team in the coastal village of Gunjur, the Gambia, to capture and recycle ocean-bound plastics. This is a two-year project funded by UK Aid, under the Small Charities Challenge Fund. It is a pilot project to demonstrate the viability of this...

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