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African Voices – Showcasing circular economy ambition in Africa

Africa’s historical creativity, resilience, indigenous practices and technologies have contributed some of the most innovative and socially inclusive circular solutions. How to formalise, upscale and globally market these solutions in core sectors such as green mining and critical raw materials, benign plastics and resilient food systems? 

Time: Thursday 1 June at 08:30–13:00 EEST (UTC+3) 
Place: Messukeskus Siipi Conference Centre entrance (next to Holiday Inn entrance), address Rautatieläisenkatu 3. How to get to the Siipi Conference Centre entrance and what public transport to use?

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To build on the momentum created at WCEF2022 in Kigali, partners from the African continent will jointly present specific efforts across three core themes: natural resources, plastics and food systems. The session will highlight the role of partnership and stress the need for close collaboration at national, regional and global levels, for policy dialogue, peer-to-peer learning and knowledge sharing for a just transition to a circular economy. The target audience includes African policy makers, private sector representatives, development and multilateral agencies, non-regional country partners and academia, among others.  

The session will consist of three parts: 

  • Circular economy and resource efficiency in Africa’s raw materials, mining and nature-based sectors (led by AfDB) 
  • Establishing a common approach to plastics in Africa and making a case for a continental rPET recycling standard (led by ACEA) 
  • Circular food systems in Africa (led by ACEN) 

Organisers: African Circular Economy Alliance (ACEA), African Circular Economy Network (ACEN) and African Development Bank (AfDB) 

Related UN sustainable development goals