Recycling for relief is a project coined from one of the recommendations in ‘Dolapo’s postgraduate thesis. The objective of this project at inception is to provide a network for responding to local needs while enhancing the business continuity plan for the third sectors, emergency/humanitarian agencies especially within the UK. The project has since grown into a sustainable system which now involves active participation of over a dozen charities, a couple of tertiary institutions and two hospitality franchise in West Midlands.
The long term goal of this project is to continue to work in partnership with other organisations, institutions and groups to facilitate the growth of this project. The growth and sustainability of this project will be strategic in ensuring continuous supply of resources for NGOs who support communities who require the resources provided by this project. Sustaining this project also means simultaneous cost reduction and ensuring that the challenges associated with humanitarian logistics are reduced gradually and eliminated in the next few years.
The resounding success of this project is shared with everyone who has worked hard on the project especially Coventry University estate department who provided the opportunity to develop this initiative. Through the support of Resilespur Community Forum, the framework and system for this community interest project is developed to be a global approach to managing humanitarian issues during and after emergencies/disasters. It also ensures that communities are self-sustaining and able to utilize and maximize resources within the community in the most effective way.
Participating charities and NGOs include:
- Age UK
- British Heart Foundation
- Carriers of Hope
- Coventry Cyrenians
- Coventry Jesus centre
- Coventry Refugee & Migrant Centre
- Dumi International
- Global Care
- TIC International
- Jubilee Christian Centre
Partnering Organisations & Institutions are:
- Coventry University
- Holiday Inn
- Ibis Hotel