SLU action is selected for International Platform of Good Practices

Name of the local/regional government
Belo Horizonte
Brazil
Government representative or decision and policy-maker
Type of initiative
Preparedness
Response
Highest scale of the initiative
City
Metropolitan Area
Type of response
Economic development
Sustainability
Health
Contact information:
brunops@pbh.gov.br
Initiative language
English

The Superintendence of Urban Cleaning (SUC) was internationally recognized for its health security policy aimed at waste pickers. Through the Covid-19 Safety Protocol, the City of Belo Horizonte, together with waste picker cooperatives, offered online training on safety measures such as social distancing, use of protective and disinfection equipment in the streets, warehouses and homes of waste pickers.

As part of the 15th National Conference on Municipal Development Policy, Belo Horizonte was invited by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) to participate, as a speaker, in a workshop to exchange good municipal practices in the management of the pandemic. In this series of events, SLU's health security policy was presented and selected as a good international reference practice.

To which (if any) collective(s) is addressed mainly this initiative?
No distiction
No distintion
Is this initiative supported by any organization?
Yes
Organization name
German Agency for International Cooperation
Type of organization
Local/Regional Government
Organization contact information
info@giz.de
Organization website
https://www.giz.de/en/html/about_giz.html
This initiative has been created...
As a reaction to specific problems generated by the pandemic

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