USAID supports collaboration between Civil Society Organizations to tackle plastic pollution in Tadjourah
USAID’s Citizen Engagement for Advocacy and Accountability Activity is supporting Djiboutian civil society organizations (CSOs) to coordinate programming to strengthen their Impact. The USAID activity has established regional Civil Society Organizations clusters of five CSOs.
These clusters work together to respond to specific community needs and address complex issues such as gender-based violence, environmental protection, and water management. USAID support facilitated coordination and collaboration among CSOs and provided them with the social media tools to further their collective action.
A notable example of successful collaboration is the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Tadjourah Women’s Association (AFT), known for its cultural and socio-economic interventions, and the Association Miroir de la Jeunesse d’Adailou (AMJA), a local organization dedicated to environmental, social wellbeing and educational projects.
As a kickoff project they implemented a recycling initiative whereby AMJA collects littered plastic for AFT’s use to turn the recyclables into handcrafted goods. This partnership enables both organizations to leverage their respective strengths to achieve mutual goals.