“I hope the New Urban Agenda will be a tool” – An interview with Sonia Dias from WIEGO

Sonia Dias has been working with grassroots organisations and in the informal sector in Brazil and beyond since the 1980s. A sociologist by training, her work focusses on participatory processes in waste management, always keeping the focus on the role of women in this field.

In an interview with URBANET she spoke about what women can do to better make their voice heard and be more empowered in the city.

Watch our short extract of the video below, or click on the link provided in the video for the full interview:

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Sonia Dias

Solid Waste Specialist at WIEGO
A sociologist by training, Sonia refers to herself as a “garbologist” and specialises in solid waste management. Sonia has been active in the field in Brazil since 1985 with a focus on promoting the integration of social inclusion aspects into the technical planning of waste collection and recycling. Through her graduate studies and PhD she has delved deeply into the role of participation in solid waste management in Brazil and the role of the local governments in strengthening waste pickers' organisations in Belo Horizonte City. She is WIEGO´s waste specialist at the Urban Policies Programme.
Sonia Dias
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