About us

Initiated by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the PREVENT Waste Alliance was launched in May 2019. It serves as a platform for exchange and international cooperation. Organisations from the private sector, academia, civil society and public institutions jointly engage for a circular economy.

Our Mission

The PREVENT Waste Alliance wants to contribute to minimising waste, eliminating pollutants and maximising the reuse of resources in the economy worldwide.

We work together for waste prevention, collection, and recycling as well as the increased uptake of secondary resources in low- and middle-income countries. We focus on waste from plastic packaging and single use products as well as waste electrical and electronic equipment.

Structure and Organisation

The PREVENT Waste Alliance is a multi-stakeholder partnership that brings together different actors from the private sector, academia, civil society and public institutions.

Structure and Organisation

Strategic decisions and the public representation of this alliance are made by a steering committee. All organisations involved in the PREVENT Waste Alliance are part of the plenary, which meets annually. The PREVENT members are involved in thematic working groups. The secretariat organises and supports committees and working groups and is responsible for the communication and public representation. Renowned experts and stakeholders, in particular international initiatives and organisations, provide advice within the framework of an advisory board.

An overview of the complete governance structure of the PREVENT Waste Alliance can be found here:

Plenary

All members of the PREVENT Waste Alliance are part of the plenary. Meetings take place at least once a year, where the working groups present results and the plenary discusses next steps of the PREVENT Waste Alliance.

Working Groups

The PREVENT members and partners come together in working groups, which define their own goals and implement activities together. Every working group is supervised by co-leads with support from the secretariat. Currently, there are the following working groups:

Closing plastic cycles

Closing e-waste cycles

Framework conditions

Advisory Board

Renowned experts and stakeholders, in particular international organisations and initiatives, support the PREVENT Waste Alliance via the advisory board. They ensure that activities of the alliance and international initiatives are coherent and provide technical advice.

Circular Electronic Partnership

Carolien van Brunschot

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

H.E. Arif Havas Oegroseno

ICLEI

Gino Van Begin

ISWA – International Solid Waste Association

Aditi Ramola

OECD

Shardul Agrawala

Peter Börkey

PACE – Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy

Ke Wang

StEP Initiative

Elisabeth Smith

UN Habitat

Nele Sophie Kapp

Waste Initiative of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition CCAC

Anja Schwetje

World Bank

Delphine Arri

Secretariat

The secretariat organises the meetings of the plenary and the steering committee, supports the working groups, and is responsible for the communication of the PREVENT Waste Alliance. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has commissioned the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to fulfil the secretariat function.

Nicole Bendsen

Nicole Bendsen

PREVENT Secretariat

+49 (0)228 4460 3889

contact[at]prevent-waste.net

Eva Doerr

Eva Doerr

PREVENT Communications

+49 (0)6196 79 7125

communication[at]prevent-waste.net

Maren Jaeger

Maren Jaeger

PREVENT Communications & Member Management

+49 (0)228 4460-4252

communication[at]prevent-waste.net

Contact

PREVENT Waste Alliance
c/o Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 32 + 36
53113 Bonn