Empowerment of women from local community: SwitchMed in Jordan - SwitchMed Programme [Factsheet]

United Nations Environment Programme (2020)

The SwitchMed waste management of the Aqaba Hotel Industry project is providing livelihoods, with a special focus on increasing the empowerment of women, by incorporating the local community in recycling/upcycling activities. The empowerment of woman from local community project provided training on upcycling (the process of transforming waste into more valuable commodities) for women in Aqaba and the surrounding area on how to produce crafts from waste, such as candle holders made from defective tins, tote bags from upcycled fabric, candles from defected ceramic containers or colored bowls from upcycled paper and plants.

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