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Documenting Policy & Organizational Practice

Work completed so far has focused on three sector groups: waste pickers, street traders and home-based workers. This work is largely driven by WIEGO’s sector specialists: Sonia Dias, Sally Roever, and Shalini Sinha.

Worker Education, Capacity Building & Resources

Recent initiatives have aimed to build the capacity of informal worker organizers and leaders to build their democratic organizations and to run them effectively. For example, the Inclusive Cities Project partners are working on sustainability plans. As well, WIEGO has assisted by offering fund-raising training and working with the HomeNets in Asia to build democratic organizations and make the transition from NGO to MBO.

Informal Workers in Accra Make Their Voices Heard

ghana street vendors Ga-East Traders Union eventIn Ghana, 2012 is an election year and informal workers are working hard to make their voices heard in the capital city of Accra.