5th Interim Steering Committee Meeting Agenda, April 29 – 30

DAY 1 OBJECTIVE Steering Committee Meeting

  • Provide better understanding of the historical global networking process, with particular focus on past Steering committees
  • Report back on past year main activities/developments in the regions

IMPORTANT: only those waste pickers elected by their region can participant to this meeting. For all the rest, there will be special activities such as biogas training in Mumbai or day free for rest.



14:00 – 14:30 (30 minutes)
Opening remarks/Agenda of the Meeting
Reading of proposed agenda, comments and modifications.
Main objective of the meeting, clarifications and expectations
To define a chair of the meeting

14:30 – 15:30 (1 hour)
Reporting back on past year activities, regionally and globally
To present reports on the previous year’s activities using images/ppt or speeches. Reports should include key activities from each program (Asia, Latinamerica, Africa, Global) , particularly analyzing where each region stands in terms of organizing strengths and challenges. 15 minutes each one.

Melanie, Kapita, Laxmi, Nalini, Lucia, Deia, Silvio (it can be shared collectively involving people in each programme)

15:30 to 16:00 (15 minutos)
Tea break

16:00 – 16:30 (30 mins)
Summary and analysis of past 4th Steering Committees
To present a brief summary of what has been discussed/plan in each of past Steering committees to explain where we are now and what we have ahead in terms of global networking/network process, particularly related to this grant allowing us to maintain this process so far.


16:30 – 17:15 (45 minutes)
Planning 2nd day of discussions (30th) according on key issues
To decide collectively the best ways to strategically discuss how to move forward and where the focus should be (if programmatic planning, if politlical/strategic discussions, if structuring/formalizing, or if all, then how to balance time)

Chair of the meeting


entire day

9:00 – 9:35 (30 mins)
Opening the day/ reminder of agenda and reflexion on past days
Read the agenda and forming groups

Chair of the meeting

9:30 – 11:00 (1 hour, 30 mins)
Split discussions on political orientation
Split into groups of Waste pickers representatives and technical/activist (to check on translation here) to discuss on political/strategic orientations (what to do or not to do with this global networking process) and/or structuring/formalizing (how to best/properly work together), according on what was proposed/discussed day before

One moderator for Wps discussion and one moderator for Activist/technical support

(Notes to be taken properly in each group)

11:00 – 11:15 (15 mins)
Tea Break

11:15 – 13:00 (1 hour, 45 mins)
Continue with group discussions

13:00 – 14:00 (1 hour)

14:00 – 15:00 (1 hour)
Plenary session and trying to achieve consensus re-political orientation and moving forward
Plenary session to share groups discussion

Chair of the meeting

15:00- 16:30 (1 hour, 30 mins)
Planning moving forward
To try to identify according on each group discussions and plenary session, how to plan together our next steps in coming year/s

Lucia with some LA wps

16:30 – 16:45 (15 mins)
Tea break

16:45 – 17:30 (45 mins)
Closing session

Learning from the meeting, next steps and plans
Laxmi and some indian wps