Sahara Foundation Partners with LSETF to Promote Environmental Sustainability in Lagos
Sahara Foundation and Lagos State Employment Trust Fund have announced their partnership to promote environmental sustainability in Lagos.
This partnership is geared towards rolling out a series of recycling exchange hubs across 12 local government areas in the state.
In a statement, the project, which was being implemented by Wecyclers, a social enterprise with expertise in recycling was aimed at promoting responsible environmental stewardship and encouraging the adoption of recycling as a socio-cultural practice to drive desired behavioural change in waste management in the state.
“In line with the Sustainable Development Goals 11 and 17 which speak to sustainable cities and communities, and partnerships for the goals, this tripartite partnership will help promote a sustainable Lagos, create job opportunities, empower host communities, strengthen the economy, increase access to healthcare and improve lives and livelihoods across the state,” it said.
Speaking on the partnership, the Director, Sustainability and Governance, Sahara Group, Ejiro Gray, said, “At Sahara foundation, one of our key pillars is supporting and promoting sustainable societies. With this partnership, we are helping to create viable communities across the state by fostering a sustainable and circular economy through recycling”.
Gray further stated that the rollout of these recycling exchange hubs will help educate people about the benefits of recycling, significantly impact lives and livelihoods in the host communities, and provide members of the communities with the opportunity to capture value from their waste through incentive-based recycling. Gray commended the partners for their commitment to promoting sustainability and supporting a green Lagos.