The Pro-Poor Growth and Promotion of Employment in Nigeria Programme – SEDIN of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH held a consultative forum with actors in the plastic recycling value chain in Lagos to discuss areas of synergies that would result into the improvement of employment and income generation of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in the sector.
Part of SEDIN’s mandate is to support MSMEs in the plastic recycling value chain to improve access to relevant business services, financial services and market linkages. The plastic value chain in Lagos State was selected in consultation with public and private stakeholders after a gap analysis validated by our partners in September 2021. SEDIN has further recruited consultants to deliver evidenced-informed support and capacity development for stakeholders and groups in the value chain while exploring areas within the sector that needs attention.
As part of deepening its intervention in the plastic chain, a 1-day consultative forum with stakeholders in plastic recycling held on Wednesday, 6th April 2022 at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos. The forum discussed actionable steps and plans for stakeholder synergy and policy engagements towards improved employment and sustained income generation for youth, women and MSMEs in the plastic recycling sector.
The event was well attended by different value chain actors and representatives from the Lagos State Waste Management authority, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, Ministry of Environment, Waste Pickers Association of Nigeria, Lagos Recyclers Association, Recyclers Association of Nigeria, Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance, Circular Economy Innovation Partnership, Lagos Business School Sustainability Centre, representatives from Ikorodu, Alimosho and Eti-Osa local government areas.