Structure & Organization

Steering Committee

Responsible for strategic decisions and the public representation of the alliance, the steering committee is made up of two representatives from private sector, civil society and academia and up to three representatives from public institutions.


All members and partners of the alliance are part of the plenary. Meetings take place at least once a year, where the working groups present results and the plenary discusses next steps of the alliance.

Working Groups

The members and partners of the alliance come together in working groups (WG), which define their own goals and implement activities together. Every working group is supervised by co-leads with support from the secretariat. Currently, there are the following working groups »

Working group 1

Conserving resources

Working group 2

Closing loops for packaging

Working group 3

Closing loops for electronic waste

Working group 4

Improving framework conditions on municipal level

Advisory Board

Renowned experts and stakeholders, in particular international organisations and initiatives, support the alliance via the advisory board. They ensure that activities of the alliance and international initiatives are coherent and provide technical advice.


The secretariat organises the meetings of the plenary and the steering committee, supports the working groups, and is responsible for public communication of the alliance. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has commissioned the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to fulfil the secretariat function.

Nicole Bendsen

Nicole Bendsen

PREVENT Secretariat

Tel: +49 (0)228 4460 3889

Elena Rabbow

Elena Rabbow

PREVENT Communication

Tel: +49 (0)228 4460 3420


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