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The Waste Crisis - Missing Billions (Part II - Waste as a Resource)

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Dr Mansoor Ali
Solid Waste Management Expert
Dr Mansoor Ali is a solid waste management expert with more than 35 years of experience in planning projects, designing systems, assessing recycling potential and creating livelihoods from waste related activities, with extensive experience in Pakistan. Recycling and livelihoods from waste is a key focus area of his work. He completed his PhD in income and employment from solid waste collection and recycling in 1996, from WEDC, Loughborough University UK and worked on a number of related projects in 18 developing countries. His PhD was about waste systems in Karachi. He has carried out some pioneering work in waste collection, recycling, livelihoods from waste and small-scale waste collections for DFID and was a lead author of DFID topic guide on solid waste management. His current research involve looking into livelihoods and waste systems in low developing countries and recycling of plastics.
Jo Beall
Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Policy Fellow @LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Jo Beall is Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Policy Fellow at LSE Cities, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Formerly Director of Education and Society on the Executive Board of the British Council; she was also Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Professor of International Development at the LSE. She is a specialist in urban development and urban governance, including in cities in conflict affected and fragile states. Her work on urban services has focused largely on solid waste management. She has worked in cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Professor Beall is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Open University.
Harshad Barde
Director @SWaCH Pune
Harshad is currently Director of SWaCH Pune, India’s first autonomous cooperative of informal waste pickers, whose 3500 waste-picker members provide waste collection and management services to over 8 lakh properties in Pune. SWaCH’s partnership with PMC has achieved the highest levels of waste-picker integration, segregation at source, diversion to recycling from doorstep while ensuring the lowest municipal costs for solid waste management in Pune City.