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Participatory strategic planning for waste removal - Brazil

Vitoria, Brazil, turned the garbage dumps into healthy green spaces Vitoria, Brazil, turned the garbage dumps into healthy green spaces AFL participants

This video from Vitoria, a city in Brazil, illustrates how poor waste management can dramatically worsen the impact of flooding and cause landslides. The local community council, with support from a local NGO and volunteers decided to tackle this environmental problem and turned the garbage dumps into healthy green spaces.

Watch how the residents of the ‘Territorio de Bem’ solved their waste disposal problem and gained the attention of the President and UNDP.

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  • Have your organisation also dealt with waste management in the context of a DRR programme?

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Residents of the ‘Territorio de Bem’ solved waste disposal problem AFL participants

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