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Published January 4, 2018

Circular Economy and Rural Development

The circular economy can support rural development through a balancing the consumption of water. Increased value production based on refining rather than just extraction of natural resources can also create increased employment opportunities in rural areas. This session will discuss these opportunities in different geographical areas of the world.

14:00 Welcome and introduction​ by moderator C.R.C. Mohanty, UNCRD
Potential for Leapfrogging African Countries into More Sustainable Development Pathways see presentation
Luc Gnacadja, Founder and President, GPS-Dev​
Local Production and Consumption Are the Key see presentation
Ashok Khosla, Founder an Chairman, Development Alternatives and TaraLife ​
Panel discussion: Harnessing the Opportunities for Rural Development in Circular Economy: Case Studies on Innovative Approaches ​
Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Economist, ERIA​ see presentation
Hannele Pokka, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment of Finland​ see presentation
Hiroyuki Sato, CEO, Amita Corporation see presentation
Akmal Siddiq, Chief of Rural Development And Food Security, Thematic Group, Development Bank​ see presentation
Q&A​
Panel discussion: The role of collaboration and partnership – international organization, central governments, local authorities, experts and citizens in promoting Circular Economy in rural area
Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Economist, ERIA​
Hannele Pokka, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment of Finland​
Hiroyuki Sato, CEO, Amita Corporation
Akmal Siddiq, Chief of Rural Development And Food Security, Thematic Group, Development Bank​
Q&A​
Conclusion by the moderator​
15:30​  Session ends​

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