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

Oguge

Professor Nicholas Oguge

Principal Investigator/Network Director

Rosalind Malcolm

Professor Rosalind Malcolm

Co-principal Investigator/Network Co-director

Caribbean team

Prof Tony Clayton

Professor Anthony Clayton

Project Partner

Dr Andrea Clayton

Dr Andrea Clayton

Project Partner

Kwame Emmanuel

Dr Kwame Emmanuel

Legal and Communications expert

Denmark team

Prof Maj Andersen

Professor Maj Andersen

Representative

Kenya team

Dr Francis Oranga

Dr Francis Oremo

Network Manager

Kenya

Dr James Oranga

Project Partner

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Salome Ondigo

Project Assistant

Kenya

Miriam Bomett

Kenya Association of Manufacturers Representative

Irene Maithya

Irene Maithya

Research Assistant

Kenya

Hellen Adhiambo Omondi

Communications Expert

Ethiopia team

Ethiopia

Professor Belay Simane

Project Partner

Ethiopia

Abduljelil Ahmedin Rida

Communications Expert

Ethiopia

Yohannes Geleta Sida

Research Assistant

Malawi team

Thoko Kaime photo

Professor Thoko Kaime

Project Partner

Isabelle Zundel profile pic

Isabelle Zundel

Communications and Legal Expert

Kisunge Kaime head shot

Tisungeni Tikhalenawo Kaime

Co-Partner

Rwanda team

Rwanda

Dr Aime Tsinda

National Representative

Rwanda

Dr Marie Rose Turamwishimye

Communications and Legal Expert

Sweden team

Sweden

Dr Carl Dalhammar

Project Partner

Sweden

Dr Leonidas Milios

Representative

Tanzania team

Tanzania

Dr Alex Kisingo

Project Partner

Tanzania

Sia Jeremia Temu

Research Assistant

Uganda team

Uganda

Dr Lynn Atuyambe

Project Partner

Uganda

Harriet Adong

Communications Expert

Uganda

Felix Walyawula

Legal Expert