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Learning Dissemination Workshop on Recycling for the Environment by Strengthening Income and Livelihoods of Entrepreneurs: Learnings and Opportunities

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Cordaid in Bangladesh organized a Learning Dissemination Workshop at Ali Ahmed Chunka Auditorium, Narayanganj on Thursday, 23 March 2023. The workshop was organized under its RESILIENT (Recycling for the Environment by Strengthening Income and Livelihoods of Entrepreneurs) project funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF) with an aim to disseminate the learnings, challenges and best practices of the one-year long project implemented in 5 cluster areas of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC).

The workshop started with a welcome speech of Cordaid Bangladesh’s Head of Program, Md. Abul Kalam Azad. He shared that as an organization, Cordaid strives to ensure that everyone leads dignified and healthy lives in peaceful, equitable and resilient societies. Mirroring these core values, Resilient project contributed to foster the economic and social well-being of waste workers for safe and dignified collection of Plastic Waste for recycling. Later, a presentation on the project’s interventions and impact was shared followed by reflections from project participants; waste collectors and aggregators and other relevant stakeholders. Farah SharmeenAolad, Country Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Lead of Coca-Cola Bangladesh Ltd. presented the closing remarks. Among other guests, City Corporation officials, Government officials from different departments, Civil Society Organizations, and media representatives participated in the event.

Cordaid works to end poverty and exclusion through engaging communities to rebuild trust and resilience and increase people’s self-reliance. Our professionals create opportunities to improve security, health care, food, and education. The organization also stimulate inclusive economic growth and offer humanitarian assistance when a disaster strikes.

The Coca-Cola Foundation established in 1984, invested more than $1.4 billion in different countries including Bangladesh to protect the environment, empower women to thrive and to enhance the overall wellbeing of people and communities.

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