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UNEA6 Side Event: Sharing good practices of ending plastic polution and a gender-just green transition

February 21 @ 15:30 - 17:00 EAT

Note that online participation is possible. Click here to join the Microsoft Teams meeting.


The side event will focus on good practices that are already reducing plastic pollution as well as creating new and gender-just jobs, by entrepreneurs, youth groups, authorities and civil society. It will include panel discussion, short video presentations, and engaging the participants.

Practices shared are useful for the ongoing negotiations on the UNEA-5 resolution to negotiate the global treaty to end plastic pollution, as it highlights particularly the challenges as well as opportunities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, in particular for decent jobs and women’s leadership.

Speakers and panelists will include government representatives of Kenya, as well as youth-innovators, female entrepreneurs, women waste workers, scientists and civil society.

The outcome will be the development of key questions and policy recommendations as input to the UNEA-6 focus area of One Health and the triple planetary crisis and the further INCs.



Fredrick Njau: Heinrich Böll Foundation


Welcome by the organisers

Fredrick Njau: Heinrich Böll Foundation

Griffins Ochieng: Centre for Environmental Justice and Development (CEJAD)

Sascha Gabizon: Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF)


Opening Words

Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry


Sketching the Issue
Rebecca Muyuga Musalia


Good Practices

Sascha Gabizon on behalf of Semia Gharbi: Stop plastic waste dump in Tunisia

Dorothy Adhiambo: CEJAD report for the Basel Convention on Ewaste recycling

Women-led innovation: reducing plastic


Panel discussion (with interaction from participants)

Anita Shah, Kenya – Female entrepreneur and impact investor on alternatives to single use plastics

James Wakibia, Kenya – Plastic Waste Working Group, RETHINK PLASTIC

Rebecca Muyuga Musalia, Nakuro – Female waste picker, chair of waste pickers

Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry

Natasha Dokovska, Journalists for Human Rights, North Macedonia. Non-plastic women sanitary products


February 21
15:30 - 17:00


UNEP Headquarters, Green Room
United Nations Ave
Nairobi, Kenya
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