Harnessing Technology in the Circular Economy for Climate Action in Africa

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Renewable energy
Energy efficiency
Waste management
Cross-sectoral enabler
Capacity building and training
Communication and awareness
Innovation & RDD
Ecosystems and biodiversity
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Climate Innovation Centre Kenya
28 February 2023 - 3:00 pm > 4:30 pm EAT
Climate Technology Centre and Network

In recent years, the concept of the circular economy has gained traction, as it can be applied across several sectors and achieve benefits for climate mitigation, adaptation, and sustainable resource management. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, some African governments seized the opportunity to mainstream circular policies into their green recovery plans. At the CTCN, there has been a marked increase in the number of requests globally to support the development of circular economy roadmaps, and this trend is growing in Africa.

This webinar, hosted by the CTCN in collaboration with KCIC Consulting Ltd, will take a closer look at the significance of technology for the circular economy, the challenges and barriers, and lessons learned on harnessing the power of the circular economy for climate action in Africa. We will also launch the new CTCN Knowledge Brief, Harnessing Technology in the Circular Economy for Climate Action in Africa, taking an opportunity to discuss the experiences and opportunities with CTCN partners, entrepreneurs, and experts from the region. 

Circular economy practices and technologies disrupt the traditional linear economy that has relied upon an unsustainable model of production and consumption, accompanied by an ever-growing quantity of waste. Given the need to design systems and technologies that increase resource efficiency, African nations are gaining momentum using the circular economy to meet their climate change and sustainable development goals while reaping a myriad of environmental, social, and economic benefits. Across a diverse range of sectors – including agriculture and food systems, the built environment, e-waste, plastics, and textiles – innovative technologies will serve as key enablers of the circular economy in Africa and beyond.

This knowledge brief showcases the opportunities in Africa to harness circular economy solutions to address climate change while highlighting key lessons and insights.

Register here to join the online launch event.

To watch it live on YouTube click here.