USAID MWRP Video Update: Sri Lanka Center for Development Facilitation
USAID grantee Sri Lanka Center for Development Facilitation (SLCDF) works to address plastic waste dumping in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. The city dumps one of the country’s highest volumes of plastic waste per capita into the marine environment, largely due to the lack of an established solid waste management system. SLCDF’s Local Authorities and Networks Toward Environmental Restoration project works closely with several local government stakeholders to strengthen solid waste management. A major component of the program also works to raise awareness of plastic waste issues. SLCDF’s “Plastic Zero Forum” on Facebook, for example, has created widespread youth engagement on solid waste management issues.
SLCDF Program Officer Rashmi Sathanandan provides a deeper look at the project’s government partnerships and how they measure impact.