• Cordie Aziz

The World Resources Forum 2019 puts its focus on closing resource loops and circular economy

The World Resources Forum 2019 ‘Closing Loops - Transitions at work’ is hosted by the Public Waste Agency of Flanders (OVAM), the principal authority in the Flanders Region of Belgium for sustainable management of waste, materials and soils. From 24 to 27 February 2019, the World Resources Forum and OVAM, will present inspiring keynotes and global sessions, challenging workshops and fascinating site visits in close collaboration with dozens of partners and stakeholders. All with one common goal: showing how to close the loop and make the transition towards a circular economy work. We hope to welcome you at the World Resources Forum 2019!

Meet the speakers

Ms. Cordie Aziz

Cordie Aziz is Executive Director of Environment360, an NGO who won the UNICEF Reach for Change Award in 2015. Ms Aziz is a passionate wastepreneur who works with stakeholders in the waste value chain to create circular economies in developing countries. She works with communities , government, private sector and diplomatic agencies to create programs that improve livelihoods, as well as the environment. She strongly believes that developing countries must adapt tailored sustainable solutions that fit their culture and economic situations. As the founder of Environment360 she has raised nearly one million dollars for environmental projects in Ghana and empowered more than 300 informal workers. Her major accomplishments include launching the first waste pickers sorting center in Ghana, as well as creating the first successful community collection scheme for recyclables. Before starting Environment360, Ms. Aziz worked on the Committee on Homeland Security for the United States Congress. She obtained her masters degree in Public Policy from Bowie State University and her bachelors degree in Communications from Jackson State University, both historically black colleges located in the United States. 

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