First Aid and Hygiene training to informal waste pickers

Green cities
GREEN CITIES21.12.2022
Realizing roadside safety and knowledge of the basics of first aid while working is essential especially for the informal waste pickers to increase their collecting efficiency. 
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The Waste to Value project recently held a Workplace Safety, First Aid and Hygiene training to informal waste pickers at Saysettha district, Vientiane capital, on December 21st, 2022. The training was developed and conducted by Industek in close collaboration with the Waste to Value project. Industek, co. Ltd., is a leading expert on workplace safety in Lao PDR. In attendance were representatives from PoNRE, DoNRE Saysettha, Swisscontact staff and most importantly, 23 waste pickers.

The Waste to Value project is part of the Swisscontact Development Programme, which is co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA and other donors.

Handover of first Aid bags to waste pickers
Handover of high visibility vest to waste pickers
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Waste to Value
Swisscontact's Waste to Value project strengthens the environmental performance in service sector SMEs (hotels, restaurants, cafés and mini-marts) by improving their waste management practices and access to green products. The project further strengthens business operations and improves workplace safety for informal waste pickers increasing their income and quality of livelihood. This is complemented with awareness raising among service sector SMEs and the wider population along with encouraging public-private consultation meetings in the Lao PDR in line with national and municipal government strategies.