Join the circular development sessions at RISE Africa 2022
23 May 2022Hosted by: Footprints Africa and ICLEI Africa
Does Evidence Justify Circular Economy as the path for development for Africa?
With only 8 years to cut emissions by 50% to reach the 1.5* target,
decision-makers in cities and businesses need to take decisive steps and
fast. Data is critical for effective decision-making and needed to measure
the impact of materials and processes throughout their lifetimes. In this
session, Footprints Africa and ICLEI Africa invite entrepreneurs and
municipal practitioners to explore 2 tools:
• Ganbatte, an online platform which allows for initial screening of
a local government’s metabolism and better understanding of its
• A Measurement Framework for Circular Economy, which can be
adopted by entrepreneurs to measure how circular a business is.
23 May 2022Hosted by: ICLEI Africa and Stellenbosch Launch Lab
Where business & circularity intersect: meet the ACE Africa entrepreneurs that are pushing the boundaries of sustainability in African cities
In a world where the negative and limiting impacts resulting from the
linear economy are increasingly magnified, the circular economy is
gaining traction as a model to promote sustainability-oriented innovation
and to accelerate resource sustainability. Accelerating Circular Economy
Innovation in Africa (ACE Africa) is an initiative that aims to unlock the
potential of the circular economy by supporting and upskilling start-up
companies and small businesses that show promising circular economy
contributions in African cities. It also aims to facilitate the creation of
enabling environments for the uptake of circular economy innovation
in cities. The circular economy offers a great deal of possibilities and
opportunities for businesses, and it is noteworthy that businesses are
already leading the way in the circularity transition. In this session, we
will showcase ACE Africa businesses implementing circular economy
solutions in African cities. Our entrepreneurs will share their uniquely
circular business approaches, highlighting their different journeys
towards a circular economy. Join us to get inspired about their Creativity,
Agency and Urgency towards more sustainable African cities.
24 May 2022Hosted by: Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Scenarios for Africa’s Circular Economy Future: A view from students and young professionals
There are many paths a circular economy might take; which one might the continent seize? In a Cape Town workshop in March 2022, a collection of young African professionals and students contemplated various futures for how the circular economy might play out in Africa. Having spent a week reading, watching, debating and refining, they are ready to share their experiences with us now. Join us in this session to discover what they have to say.
25 May 2022Hosted by: Circular Economy Innovation Partnership
Eko Vibes Podcast - Learn about Lagos’ circularity transition!
Hello! Welcome! Ekabo! This is Eko Circular Vibe Podcast! You will learn
everything you need to know about the Circular Lagos Project and what
the initiators seek to achieve through this project. What opportunities
exist for Lagosians in the circular economy and how does circularity
aid the achievement of the sustainable development goals in Lagos.