Empower 500 Environmental Entrepreneurs

The campaign will equip 500 young people with the skills and knowledge needed to make a positive impact on their communities and the environment.

Empower 500 Environmental Entrepreneurs

Ongoing campaign

Campaign Status

Ongoing Offline: The campaign is currently ongoing offline and, thus still in the process of collecting funds. 


The campaign aims to train 500 young women and men through activities focused on cleaning up wild dumps, awareness campaigns, training sessions on good practices in household waste management and recovery, and fostering social entrepreneurship in environmental protection initiatives.


Waste management in urban areas is one of the major problems that public authorities and local authorities face in developing countries, such as Togo. Indeed, in Togo, despite the numerous efforts made, the cities do not have sufficient means to manage their waste.

Unfortunately, some waste, including plastics, can take hundreds of years to disappear. The quantities of waste collected by the town hall in the commune of Lomé (313,000 tonnes in 2015 and 221,000 tonnes in 2016) are sent to open-air landfills without any sorting or treatment beforehand. This poor management of household solid waste poses significant threats to the population.


Faced with such a situation, appropriate measures must be taken, on the human, technological, and financial levels for the rational management of urban waste. It is in this context, that STADD is initiating this project to collect, sort, and recycle plastic waste in the main cities of Togo. In addition, the project will set up a plastic waste treatment and transformation unit in order to recycle 5,000 tonnes of waste for the production of new plastic objects for domestic use, ecological paving stones and other construction materials based on plastics.

This will create nearly 500 direct jobs, 70% of which are women, and more than 10,000 indirect jobs from the sorting and resale of recyclable materials; training and educating more than 20,000 people on proper waste management in these cities, etc.

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