DRC: Adding value to bamboo, plastic waste and lifestyle goods for sustainable livelihoods
Through this project, EFI aims to reconcile environmental needs and the socio-economic development of poor communities living around the Virunga National Park. The project will:
- Define a methodology to involve local communities to plant, harvest and make bamboo available for transformation and have it ready to be piloted, tested and operationalized;
- Define a methodology to spin bamboo into fibre and weave it into fabric and have it ready to be piloted, tested and operationalized;
- Define a methodology for the collection, sorting, cleaning and recycling of plastic in Goma and have it ready to be piloted, tested and operationalized;
- Support the work of a group of widows to produce handbags and other interior decoration items through training and capacity building.