Urban Knights, New Delhi

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Urban Knights, New Delhi

Start date: 2018-03-27 18:00:00

India International Centre

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Created on: 2018-02-25 02:13:22 by:evdb

Kaveri Gill [IN] Academic and author of ‘Of Poverty and Plastic: Scavenging and Scrap Trading Entrepreneurs in India’s Urban Informal Economy‘ discusses the socio-economics of the informal waste collection and recycling sector in India. Vimlendhu Jha [IN] Founder of Swechha a youth-run, youth-focused NGO and Green the Gap  a fair trade nonprofit company that deals in eco-fashion discusses how both organisations are linked and support sustainable urban livelihoods. Prajeeth Sitherasenan [IN] Growth Manager for Kabadiwalla Connect a waste management solutions provider based in Chennai, India illustrates how their company works with hundreds of self-employed rubbish collectors in the city. Sharmila Samant [IN] New Delhi based artist working with waste materials, activist groups and communities discuss the links between globalization, identity and consumer culture in India.

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