Oumar Sarr

Ashoka Fellow
Senegal
Fellow Since 1996
Project Puuru Jambar/Forum Civil
Ashoka commemorates and celebrates the life and work of this deceased Ashoka Fellow.
Related TopicsCivic Engagement, Citizen / community participation, Waste, Environment & Sustainability

Citation

This profile was prepared when Oumar Sarr was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1996.
Introduction
By introducing locally developed and operated technologies for domestic waste disposal, Oumar Sarr (Senegal 1996) is creating a "virtuous cycle" of environmental education andcommunity action that begins in the household with the sorting of waste and leads to recycling, alternative waste disposal, new community-based enterprise activity and a widening range of local civic action on behalf of a safe and clean urban environment.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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