Waste management and Environmental Civil Society Roles In Libya
Within the framework of the project “Enabling Libyan NGOs to shape the future of the New Libyan Democracy” funded by the European Union and MAVA Foundation, which aims to promote a broad and inclusive civil society in Libya capable of representing common interests and partnership with communities Local authorities and government authorities at different levels of decision-making. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in North Africa, Tunisia, organized a training course on “The Role of Environmental Civil Society Organizations in Waste Management” for twenty-two Libyan NGOs active in the field of environment and sustainable development.
The course lasted for three days from 29 November to 01 December 2018 in Tunis and Bizerte. Field work visits were organized for Tunisian waste management institutions such as the National Waste Management Agency, the Ecolef Plastic Waste Collection Center and municipality composting center of Al Marsa in addition to theoretical training workshops in this regard.
The main objective of the training course was to support the theoretical and practical capacities of civil society organizations through the presentation of successful experiments by Tunisian associations and local municipalities, similar to the municipality of Bizerte, through which the strategy, to visit the rubbish collector center and the controlled landfill at Sidi Ahmed.
The most prominent experiments were the experience of the Tunisian Association of Tunisia for Recycling leading in the field of selective sorting and waste recycling, which was a living example that can be followed, improved and applied by environmental organizations at the local level in Libya. Bizerta Resort’s experience in selective waste sorting and fertilization has also been identified.
Through this workshop, there was a special opportunity for environmental NGOs to contact Tunisian organizations, share experiences and benefit from good practices both in Tunisia and through the examples presented by the trainer, similar to the German experience.
Mr. Mekki Ayad Al-Ajeel, Director of the Nature Conservation Department of the General Authority for the Environment, and Ms. Joan Jamery of the European Commission for Health and Agriculture (CEFA) also participated in the training workshop.
Tunisia on 01/12/2018
This project funded By the European Union EU