Septiembre, 2021

15Sep09:0010:30World Circular Economy Forum - CE in Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean

Detalles del Evento

Regional deep dive: Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean joining forces for circularity

On September 15 (9am EDT & 1pm GMT), Regional deep dive: Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean joining forces for circularity. A dialogue and initiation of cooperation between the African Circular Economy Alliance (ACEA) and the Circular Economy Coalition for Latin America and the Caribbean in support of GO4SDGs and SEED.

The session will serve as a regional dialogue to frame a common understanding of how the circular economy can accelerate the transition to climate-friendly development, restoration, and inclusion in the Global South. Innovative solutions will be showcased as examples for replication, and the type of policies needed to scale up circular value chains will be discussed.

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Welcome to the event, the introduction of high-level keynote speakers



Mr. James Irungu Mwangi
Executive Director, Dalberg





Session One: Setting the scene from a political perspective – High-level Keynote Addresses

Mr. Carlos Eduardo Correa 
Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Republic of Colombia

Dr. Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya
Minister of Environment, Republic of Rwanda




Session Two: Panel discussion on the circularity commonalities in Africa and LAC


Professor Kenneth Amaeshi.
Business School, University of Edinburgh

Ms. Wanjiru Waweru Waithaka
Founder and CEO, FunKidz


Mr. Gonzalo MuñozCOP High Level Climate Action Champion, Co-Founder and Drector of Triciclos, Board Member of B-Lab (Chile)

Mr. Samuel Rigu
Safi Organics, CEO



Ms. Valery Zevallos, Estrafalario





Session Four: Way Forward

Dr. Anthony Nyong,Director of Climate Change and Green Growth and Head of ACEA

Ms. Adriana Zacarias Farah
 Coordinator of the LAC Circular Economy Coalition and Global Opportunities for Sustainable Development Goals (GO4SDGs)




Hora (GMT-5)

(Miércoles) 09:00 - 10:30 EDT