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Register for the Waste in South Asia talk

As urban populations have exploded across South Asia, trash has become a mounting issue for municipalities. In Delhi, the Ghazipur landfill made headlines as it neared the same height as the Taj Mahal. Behind the scenes, a massive, invisible workforce – an entire informal economy – exists around waste, collecting, recycling and subsisting off what others discard. Join us for a discussion on socioeconomics of waste in South Asia and learn more about the often-unheard voices on the frontlines of tackling trash.


Lakshmi Narayan (co-founder, SWaCH Cooperative and KKPKP)

Saumya Roy (author of “Castaway Mountain”)


Marty Chen, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, and Senior Advisor, Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)