[2023] Circular Economy and Waste Management

On Thursday 22 June at 3:00 PM (CEST), join us for the eMag #6 with Afrik 21 on circular economy and waste management, particularly in Mediterranean contexts.

eMag #6 Towards sustainable waste management in Africa?

The waste sector is responsible for around 20% of global methane emissions, which contribute to global warming. This situation can result from the failure of waste management systems, which generates emissions. This is the case on the African continent, where waste management is a central issue. Although initiatives are being taken to remedy the situation, they remain insufficient. By 2025, the continent will be faced with some 244 million tonnes of waste. This raises numerous challenges for the continent in terms of waste collection, disposal, recycling and financing. 

What role can industry actors play in establishing sustainable and inclusive circular economy models on the African continent?

The aim of this sixth eMag is to show how to improve waste management and recycling on the African continent, through data collection, innovation or the creation of new jobs.

eMag organised in partnership with the media

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Programme and speakers:

🔍 The Observatory’s Lens

  • MĂ©laine Assè Wassa Sama, Project Officer for Climate Action in Africa, Climate Chance : Introductory remarks on the collaboration between the Observatory of Climate Action in Africa and Enerdata.
  • Victor BĂ©renger, Senior Energy & Climate Policy Analyst, Enerdata: Presentation of the analysis note on the waste sector emissions in Africa.

Special segment by Afrik 21

  • Ines Magoum, Journalist, Afrik 21: Deciphering the latest news on the circular economy and waste sector on the African continent.

Panel: What role can actors play in establishing sustainable and inclusive circular economy models on the African continent?

  • Rosanne Tanoe, Executive Director, Moi Jeu Tri CĂ´te d’Ivoire: Awarness raising on selective sorting and support the ecological transition of territories towards inclusive circular economy models.
  • Abdoulaye Guire, Head of Continuing Education and Incubation, Ecole nationale de formation agricole (ENFA) of Matourkou: The FAO VIVRE project’s Climathon, a methodology that involves city actors and students in developing sustainable waste management solutions.
  • Éric Amoussou, Senior Environmentalist, West African Development Bank Environment and Climate Finance Department: West African Development Bank’s commitment to the circular economy: the regional waste management project.