Three integrated steps for achieving the circular transition in Africa – roadmaps, hubs and action – a WCEF2022 Accelerator Session

Join us at NORRSKEN House East Africa, the Circular Economy Hub

ACEN Foundation, together with Chatham House, Holland Circular Hotspot, TNO, Footprints Africa, and representatives from Ministries of Environment from Ghana and Rwanda, we would love to welcome you, either in person or online!

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The success of national roadmaps and action plans as well as circular economy hubs is becoming recognised globally in recent years. However, these efforts are often approached in an isolated or too little contextualised way, which creates additional hurdles for take-up and thus, slows down the transition. Based on on-the-ground experiences and lessons-learned, we will introduce and discuss an integrated approach of advancing the circular transition through a sequence of steps that promises to channel resources, capacity and potential in the most effective way.

The enabling environment for action starts with the strategic development of a national Circular Economy Roadmap that is aligned with global, regional and local efforts. This should be followed by the establishment of a responsible implementing body, multi-stakeholder platform and one-stop-shop, combined in a so-called Circular Economy Hub. From there, actionable and scalable projects have the best chance to take-off and thrive.

During a lively three-hour session, you will be inspired by keynotes and panels of leading circular economy specialists in Africa, get engaged in interactive discussions and enjoy local entertainment, art and lunch (optional for $10) provided by the trendsetting Inshuti Arts and Culture Center.

Together with Chatham House, Holland Circular Hotspot, TNO, Footprints Africa, and representatives from Ministries of Environment from Ghana and Rwanda, we look forward to welcome you to our session!

We welcome participants to join the session either in person or online, and register through Eventbrite. You are also more than welcome when you were not a WCEF2022 participant.

Read more and register: here

This event is an Accelerator Session at the World Circular Economy Forum 2022