“With high unemployment rates and a rising urban population, I believe that waste is the biggest opportunity in Africa. I believe that when we harness this resource properly, we can create a resounding effect in our communities “
Cordie Aziz is the Founder and Executive Director of Enviornment360 an NGO that has successfully executed sustainable waste management projects in urban and coastal communities in Greater Accra and Kumasi. Cordie’s achievements include:
– the creation of the first successful community plastic collection program in Accra.
– the development of first waste picker-run sorting center in West Africa.
– successful partnership with local and national agencies as the recycling coordinator for the city of Accra
– raising over GHS 2 million in investment in the environmental sector during the past five years
– the collection of 200 MT of plastic and 300 metric tons of paper in the past three years
– the launch of the first PET buy back initiative in Ghana
Cordie has also worked in the public policy and public relations fields in both the public and private sector and including working on the United States Congress Committee on Homeland Security and the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, the governing body of the largest electrical union in the United States.
Cordie holds an B.Sc. in Mass Communications from Jackson State University where she graduated ‘Suma Cum Laude’ and is a member of the Alpha Lamda Delta Honor Society. She also holds an MPA degree in public policy from Bowie State University where she graduated magna cum laude.
Cordie is also a 2015 UNICEF Reach for Change Winner.