Plastics Pollution Governance Framework Network Project

The project demonstrates the global, collaborative scope of the Global Engagement Networks, as researchers will be working with academics, businesses and other stakeholders from across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Malawi, as well as in the UK, Denmark, Sweden and the Caribbean.

A GCRF Global Engagement Network

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By looking at plastics as part of the circular economy, this GCRF network offers an exciting and important chance to join academics, industry and community groups to improve social structures for our citizens. If plastic waste can be incorporated into a circular economy, then it is no longer waste but part of a sustainable solution that can provide employment.

The project's goal is to share knowledge and expertise around plastics governance approaches in developing countries to reduce environmental pollution by reducing, reusing, recycling and recovering waste material, thereby retaining them in the value chain for longer.

The project does this by establishing a Plastics Pollution Governance Framework Network which will identify different approaches taken to the governance of plastics including enforcement and compliance techniques across developing countries. It aims to identify the pressures driving plastic pollution, attitudes amongst different stakeholders, impacts and the mitigation of those impacts, and devise new and innovative forms of governance, providing the evidence to support real policy change.


Project team

Principal Investigators

Nicholas Oguge profile image

Professor Nicholas Oguge

Principal Investigator/Network Director

Rosalind Malcolm profile image

Professor Rosalind Malcolm

Co-principal Investigator/Network Co-director

Caribbean team

Anthony Clayton profile image

Professor Anthony Clayton

Project Partner

Andrea Clayton profile image

Dr Andrea Clayton

Project Partner

Kwame Emmanuel profile image

Dr Kwame Emmanuel

Legal and Communications expert

Denmark team

Maj Andersen profile image

Professor Maj Andersen


Kenya team

Francis Oremo profile image

Dr Francis Oremo

Network Manager

James Oranga profile image

Dr James Oranga

Project Partner

Salome Ondigo profile image

Salome Ondigo

Project Assistant

Miriam Bomett profile image

Miriam Bomett

Kenya Association of Manufacturers Representative

Irene Maithya profile image

Irene Maithya

Research Assistant

Hellen Adhiambo Omondi profile image

Hellen Adhiambo Omondi

Communications Expert

Ethiopia team

Belay Simane profile image

Professor Belay Simane

Project Partner

Abduljelil Ahmedin Rida profile image

Abduljelil Ahmedin Rida

Communications Expert

Yohannes Geleta Sida profile image

Yohannes Geleta Sida

Research Assistant

Malawi team

Thoko Kaime profile image

Professor Thoko Kaime

Project Partner

Isabelle Zundel profile image

Isabelle Zundel

Communications and Legal Expert

Tisungeni Tikhalenawo Kaime profile image

Tisungeni Tikhalenawo Kaime


Rwanda team

Aime Tsinda profile image

Dr Aime Tsinda

National Representative

Marie Rose Turamwishimye profile image

Dr Marie Rose Turamwishimye

Communications and Legal Expert

Sweden team

Carl Dalhammar profile image

Dr Carl Dalhammar

Project Partner

Leonidas Milios profile image

Dr Leonidas Milios


Tanzania team

Alex Kisingo profile image

Dr Alex Kisingo

Project Partner

Sia Jeremia Temu profile image

Sia Jeremia Temu

Research Assistant

Uganda team

Lynn Atuyambe profile image

Dr Lynn Atuyambe

Project Partner

Harriet Adong profile image

Harriet Adong

Communications Expert

Felix Walyawula profile image

Felix Walyawula

Legal Expert