SWEEP-Net is the Regional Solid Waste Exchange of Information and Expertise Network which works on reinforcing the institutional and personal capacities for integrated resource and solid waste management in Mashreq and Maghreb countries and in all the network’s member countries. SWEEP-Net’s objective is to set-up a common regional platform for exchange on best practices, expertise and experiences and technical assistance, and policy advice in the field of resource and solid waste management.
The nine member countries Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Tunisia and Yemen have designated national coordinators who are representing their countries in the Steering Committee. The network is open to public and private institutions, local authorities, private sector, NGOs and civil society as well as academia and individual professionals working in resource and solid waste management.
The network secretariat is located in Tunisia and actually technically assisted by the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH) and hosted by the Tunisian Government through ANGed (the National Waste Management Agency).