Policy Advocacy Network on Clean Brick Production

Providing governments tools and support to develop policy frameworks for the brick sector
Traditional brick kiln
Ongoing
started:
2014

The Coalition’s Policy Advocacy Network (PAN) on Clean Brick Production brings together experts and public officials to facilitate the exchange of tools, best practice, and advisory assistance, and help countries overcome the challenges of modernising the brick sector.

While the potential to reduce pollutant emissions from brick production is significant, the fragmented nature of the sector makes achieving these reductions a difficult task. Public agencies often lack a strong presence in the rural areas where kilns are most often found. And since the majority of brick kiln operators are in the informal sector, they are not regulated or taxed.

Certain countries have developed successful policy frameworks for clean brick production, and their experiences are a valuable starting point for other countries looking to do the same. Their examples show that in addition to the environmental health benefits, switching to modern kiln technologies can also address development issues, such as poverty and child labor.

Objectives

Through regional Policy and Advocacy Networks, the Coalition brings together decision makers, national governments and sub-national entities with the aim of providing tools, knowledge and programmatic support to develop comprehensive policy frameworks to modernize the brick sector.

These networks help address policy and advocacy needs through the:

  • Evaluation and assessment of current policy measures in producing countries (both developed and developing) in order to leapfrog learning from others’ experiences
  • Identification of policy gaps, issues, and problems associated with the sector
  • Building of a portfolio of policy recommendations for decision-makers, national governments and subnational entities to make informed and evidence-based policy decisions to improve the operation of the brick sector

What we're doing

Coalition partners are improving regional brick kiln policy through Policy Advocacy Networks (PAN) in Latin America and Asia, and are looking to establish a network in Africa. The regional Policy and Advocacy Networks are key for the development of comprehensive national strategies that apply to the regional context.

Who's involved

Lead Partner: A Coalition partner with an active role in coordinating, monitoring and guiding the work of an initiative.

Implementer: A Coalition partner or actor receiving Coalition funds to implement an activity or initiative.

Partners (3)

Partners (3)

Resources & tools

Activity contact

Catalina Etcheverry,
Agriculture & Bricks Initiative Coordinator
Catalina.Etcheverry [at] un.org

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