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International Zero Waste Cities Conference

July 2 , 8:00 am July 4 , 5:00 pm Africa/Tanzania

The International Zero Waste Cities conference (IZWCC), co-hosted by GAIA and GAIA local member Nipe Fagio, will bring together government leaders, zero waste practitioners, financial institutions and philanthropic organizations to learn best practices and implementation successes in the zero waste world in a highly interactive environment for mutual inspiration and further replication. The program includes two days of conference plus a site visit to a zero-waste neighborhood in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The IZWCC was first launched in Asia Pacific in 2009, and in 2023 the baton was passed to the Africa region, signifying the spirit of cross-regional exchange that forms the bedrock of this conference.

What to expect:

  • Learn about the latest research and success stories on zero waste policy, financing, and practices from on-the-ground experts in the field, and how they can be scaled in accordance with local contexts and realities 
  • Tour zero waste infrastructure in Tanzania with local implementers, and learn first-hand about how  waste picker cooperative-led zero waste systems  are transformative for communities in the Global South 
  • Find out more about why zero waste is so effective for climate mitigation and adaptation, and its particular importance in tackling methane emissions through organics management
  • Engage with a diverse cross-section of thought-leaders and technical experts from a variety of sectors and geographies 
  • Share your organization or government’s achievements as a leader in the zero waste space, and find opportunities for collaboration
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