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)