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In this episode, Diana Mitlin talks to former Egyptian Minister Laila Iskander about recycling and informal settlements in Egypt.

Laila Iskander served as Minister for the Environment and Minister for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements in Egypt. She has worked as a researcher, speaker and consultant with governmental and international agencies as well as with the private sector in the fields of gender, education and development, environment, child labour and governance. Her consultation work encompasses grassroots’ issues and policy matters. She received the Goldman Environmental Prize, also known as the ‘Green Nobel’, for her work with the Zabbaleen garbage collectors of Cairo.

Diana Mitlin is Professor of Global Urbanism and Managing Director of the Global Development Institute.

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