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Fostering inclusivity with circularity in Africa’s post COVID-19 recovery

Wednesday 30 September 2020 at 12:00-13:15 (UTC+3)


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Lead organiser: African Circular Economy Alliance

Economic diversification is a key climate adaptation strategy that helps increase the resilience of livelihoods and income security for a fair and inclusive transition to climate change-resilient development. This session will cover how a circular economy – by its core principle of decoupling economic growth from resource consumption – has the potential to be a catalyst for low-emission and climate friendly development in Africa.


12:00 (UTC+3) Opening words
Keynote speakers
Joy Kategekwa, Strategic Adviser to the Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, United Nations Development Programme
Wanjira Mathai, Vice President and Regional Director, World Resources Institute Africa
Panel discussion on fostering inclusivity with circularity in Africa’s post-COVID-19 recovery
James Mwangi, Executive Director, Dalberg Group (Moderator)
Patrick Mwesigye, Regional Coordinator, Resource Efficiency, United Nations Environment Programme
Ndidi Ndoli-Edozien, Chair of the Circular Economy Innovation Partnership Africa
Anthony Nyong, Director for Climate Change and Green Growth, African Development Bank
Bruno Pietracci, President, Coca Cola Africa
Final remarks
Lora Borissova, Cabinet Expert, Cabinet of the European Commissioner for International Partnerships
13:15 (UTC+3) Session ends

All sessions of the WCEFonline will be moderated by Veera Heinonen and Tim Forslund from Sitra.

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