The SCP aims to address the country's environmental challenges, including low rates of waste collection and recycling, low levels of source separation by waste generators, and poor coordination between key public, private and civil society stakeholders. The project proposes to strengthen the technical capacity of Lao civil society organisations to promote sustainable consumption and production, with a particular focus on youth and women.
The overall objective of the SCP Lao project is that local civil society organisations, Lao youth and women's associations and local authorities contribute to green and inclusive economic growth in the Lao PDR.
The specific objectives are grouped into three outcomes:
The SCP Lao project will be implemented using a systemic approach to build the capacity of environmental CSOs and other target groups within the system to take on new or improved roles to contribute to sustainable consumption and production practices, particularly in the waste sector and among youth and women.