Informal Workers: the front lines of enabling circular economies
Elizabeth Friend, S3IDF
Although informal workers are key stakeholders in the development of circular economies in low-income countries, they have not yet been recognized as important actors. Furthermore, the negative ramifications of extractive market systems are overwhelmingly endured by people living and working on the fringes of formality, individuals who struggle to access financial and social resources required to develop livelihood opportunities. An inclusive multi-stakeholder approach can yield equitable access to market resources, promoting the establishment of robust and inclusive circular economies, which design out excessive waste and foster positive and sustainable financial, social, and environmental development. Join us in a conversation with various public and private actors on how to effectively incorporate informal workers into circular economies, and why it’s critically important.
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Eleanor Allen, Water for People Libby McDonald, MIT D-Lab
Ana Ussier, Danone Ecosystem Fund Gerardo Bravo, Bluefields Nicaragua municipal government
S3IDF.org D-lab.mit.edu WaterforPeople.org