Collaboration drives change
We establish partnerships in each country where we operate.
Our partners support us to:
collect and manage data about discarded plastic in the local environment
understand and engage with the waste economy in their area
carry out background research to product data to brands, manufacturers and distributors
We train partners to gather structured, robust data using Wastebase DATA. Partners incorporate data collection into their day to day activities, and encourage other stakeholders (such as concerned citizens) to participate in crowdsourcing information about plastic waste.
Kishoka Youth Organization
An Art, Development and Environmental community based organization dedicated to mobilizing young people and supporting them to identify their potential. KiYO nurtures young people in skills that offer opportunities to earn a decent livelihood, while empowering them to participate in sociocultural activities, economic ventures and political development of their communities. They support youth-led socio-cultural and environmental initiatives that advocate for behavioural change mechanisms and promote environmental education, sustainable conservation and basic health care practices to help improve the health and wellbeing of the vulnerable people of the community.
Website: Kishoka YOUTH Organization's Website
Data: Recent data collection activity by Kishoka
Visualize: Top ten bottle pollution producers in Kenya
Thuchila Youth Empowerment Programme and Development Network (TIYEPAD Network)
TIYEPAD is a non profit youth organisation which empowers young people, women and children to become active, self-reliant citizens. They are working alongside Unwaste.io as part of their 'environment and climate change' thematic area, raising awareness and supporting communities to adopt more environmentally-positive behaviours.
Website: TIYEPAD's website
Data: Recent data collection activity by TIYEPAD
Visualize: Top ten bottle pollution producers in Malawi
Repensar Environmental Education Cooperative
Repensar ("Rethink" in portuguese) is a cooperative based in Maputo and active across Mozambique. Their work to promote environmental education (formal and informal) and the circular economy is supported by environmental research and local activism.
Website: Repensar's Facebook Page
Data: Recent data collection activity by Repensar
Nipe Fagio (“give me the broom” in Swahili) is a civil society organisation which aims to empower individuals, civil society, the private sector and government to build lasting change towards turning Tanzania into a clean and sustainable country, in terms of waste management and pollution reduction. Working a cross-sector approach, Nipe Fagio integrates stakeholders by identifying needs and opportunities related to sustainable development – building the capacity of each one to add value and engage in a win-win integrated solution.
Website: Nipefagio's Website
Data: Recent data collection activity by Nipefagio
Bio Vision Africa (BiVA)
BiVA is an independent, non-profit environmental lobby and advocacy NGO. BiVA was formed to respond to numerous environmental and social challenges, including plastic waste pollution. They use research and investigation to advocate for better practice and policy at national, regional and international level, for example to reduce the production and trade of single-use plastic bags in Uganda. Members of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternative (GAIA) and Break Free from Plastic (BFFP).
Website: BiVa's website
Data: Recent data collection activity by BiVA
Visualize: Top ten bottle pollution producers in Uganda
Centre for Zero Waste and Development in Africa (CZWDA)
CZWDA is a non-profit organization working to address the challenges faced by waste management systems in Africa. They actively engage the general public, private sector organizations, policy makers and local government in sustainable Zero Waste strategies and climate solutions. They build capacity for citizen participation in safeguarding natural resources, particularly amongst young people, women and children.
Website: CZWDA's Website
Data: Recent data collection activity by CZDWA
Visualize: Top ten bottle pollution producers in Zambia
Become a Data partner
We're currently training partners in sub-Saharan Africa to become Wastebase Data Partners. Training involves a combination of field work and classroom learning. It can be done remotely. We are particularly interested in organisations working in the following countries, however we welcome all enquiries:
Cameroon | Ghana | Nigeria | Zimbabwe
contact us at community @ unwaste.io