In November 2014, the GIZ/SWEEP-Net project “Structural Integration of the Informal Sector into the Municipal Solid Waste Management in Tunisia” presented the pilot operations with its respective partners, the municipalities of Ettadhamen–Mnihla and La Marsa. The actions were implemented January 2015 and lasted until June 2015.
The SWEEP-Net (Solid Waste Exchange of Information and Expertise Network in the Middle East and North Africa [MENA] Region) regional network connects experts from national public institutions, local authorities, business, the scientific community and civil society (www.sweep-net.org). According to German GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH), the project is working on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to turn informal contacts in the waste management sector into a functional and formal network structure.
The network secretariat is located in Tunisia and actually technically assisted by the GIZ and hosted by the Tunisian Government through ANGed (Agence Nationale de Gestion des Dechéts – the National Waste Management Agency). The nine member countries of SWEEP-Net are Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Tunisia and Yemen.
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