Program Updates

RECOVER Project Paves Way to a Circular Economy in Ho Chi Minh City

Amongst myriads of initiatives on building a world without waste where everyone plays an active part, Yunus Environment Hub partnered with ALBA Group Asia Limited to facilitate the RECOVER project. The project ran over 2.5 years (from July 2021 to December 2023) with the goal to optimise plastic waste collection system involving the informal sector …

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Driving Adoption of Smart City Innovations Within the Existing Infrastructure

SCIP Innovation Support Organisations visiting Konza City in Kenya in 2023. Africa is undergoing rapid urbanisation, with cities poised to accommodate over half of the continent’s population by 2030. This unprecedented growth offers a unique opportunity to reshape urban areas into “smart cities” where the use of technology and data-driven solutions and innovations can enhance …

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Transforming Kenya’s social businesses through circular economy

Yunus Environment Hub team visiting Mercy Munene, one of the program participants to asess the programs impact in Kenya. In a world facing environmental and economic challenges, the urgency for sustainable solutions has never been greater. This is why the CirculaRise Accelerator (formerly Build Back Better Program) by Yunus Environment Hub with the support of …

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Building resilient women-owned businesses to tackle the climate crisis

SHE Stars receiveing their certificate of excellence during the 2nd graduation ceremony held in Nairobi in May 2023. After an incredible journey, we are happy to announce the successful completion of the SHE Stars program. This program was designed to empower and support women-owned micro, small, and medium enterprises impacted by the Covid-19 economic situation …

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Evaluation and literature review on the marine litter funding programme

Marine litter is one of the world’s greatest environmental challenges. 80% of the world’s marine plastic waste enters the ocean via rivers and coasts. The remaining 20% comes from marine sources such as fishing nets, ropes, and fleets. Studies including high-resolution maps and consideration of factors such as climate, soil characteristics, land use and distance …

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Empowering women in the waste value chain one story at a time…

Informal waste workers during an EHS training in Vietnam, 2022. Image – YEH At Yunus Environment Hub, we hold gender and social inclusion as core values. Our commitment to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Professor Muhammad Yunus’ social business concept and principles  drives us to uplift marginalised, vulnerable, and underprivileged groups, specifically focusing on women. We …

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SHE Stars Academy graduates 402 women in business

More than 1300 women-owned small businesses impacted by the effects of Covid-19 on the economy and increased climate risks have benefitted from blended finance and business development services that have increased their business resilience and competitiveness. Absa Bank Plc, in collaboration with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft …

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New partnership with Vietcycle Corporation

We are happy to announce a new partnership with VietCycle Corporation, a long-established leading waste collection and plastic recycling company in Vietnam. With a dedicated team with more than 20 years of experience, VietCycle is a pioneer in environmental protection through collecting, recycling, and circulating plastic waste. The company has cooperated with domestic and international …

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