Cordie Aziz is the Founder and Executive Director of Environment360, an NGO which won the UNICEF Reach for Change Award in 2015. Ms Aziz a wastepreneur whose passion is in the creation of clean communities by leveraging the strengths of the informal work force, communities and other stakeholders in the waste value chain to create circular economies in developing countries.
She works with communities, government, private sector and diplomatic agencies to create programs that improve livelihoods, as well as the environment. She believes in creating indigenous systems to address poor waste management in West Africa. As the founder of Environment360, she has raised nearly one million dollars for environmental projects in Ghana and empowered more than 300 informal workers. Her major accomplishments include launching the first waste pickers sorting center in Ghana, as well as creating the first successful community collection scheme for recyclables. Before starting Environment360, Ms. Aziz worked on the Committee on Homeland Security for the United States Congress. She obtained her masters degree in Public Policy from Bowie State University and her bachelors degree in Communications from Jackson State University, both historically black colleges in the United States.
Ms. Aziz enjoys playing the guitar, reading, and encouraging her peers to explore opportunities in Africa.