Networks for Sustainibility, GMI Capitalization Event – Tunis


Date(s) - 11/11/2014

The GMI project held its 2nd capitalisation event on November 11th in Tunis at the El Mouradi Africa Hotel, 50 Avenue Habib Bourguiba, Tunis 1001, Tunisia. The event gathered the project partners, representatives from ministries and public authorities, schools representatives, NGOs, and waste & management actors. The opening gathered a panel of main actors in the project:

Mrs. Aouatef El Ghoul, Vice-President of CCIT

Mr. Stefano Corrado, Chief of Projects at Delegation of the European Union in Tunisia

Mr. Belhassen Thameur, Director of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Education

Ms. Diana Kobayter, Project Manager at CCIA-BML (Project Beneficiary)

All the speakers in the panel stressed on the need for a proper of waste management and recycling system in the Mediterranean region and on the importance of joining efforts in order to make this project succeed as one of the pioneer projects in the region.

Ms. Kobayter presented the project, the partnership, the objectives and the conducted activities. Dr. Alaa Ezz discussed the project’s communication strategy, with special focus on various Mediterranean cooperation programs, while Fearghus Roche (ASCAME) pointed out the intermediate-term goal: the initiative’s system completely run by private-sector companies and the agreements to be signed with public and local authorities.

The status of waste management and recycling in Tunisia presented by ANGED representative, gave a clear overview on the role of the agency, the planning for waste management in Tunisia, the composition of household waste, and the pilot activities of ANGED.

Mrs. Laure Nervi, Mr. Guillaume David, Director, and Mrs. Aude Chartier, presented the finding of the mapping and analysis process performed under WP4 of the project.

The Technical Specs of the RVMs and of the e-platform were presented by Mr. Saleh Soubra. This session intrigued lots of interest for the attendees, and a series of questions were asked by several entities, to which Mr. Soubra replied with all the required details.

After lunch, the focus shifted towards the concrete project implementation in Tunisia – where the first Reverse Vending Machines are supposed to be installed by beginning next year in various schools and universities, their maintenance and the collection process.


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