Climate Chance Summit Africa 2019

Workshop 9 “For a sustainable, healthy and inclusive waste management: towards a circular economy in Africa addressing climate and social issues”

Co-pilots of the coalition

  • WECF
  • ACEN Africa 
  • ESR
  • Delegation of the European Union to Ghana
  • Zoomlion (tbc)


Waste management is one of the main issues in Africa. Emissions of GES; pollution of the air, the soil, the water; dangerous health impacts… it affects many sectors and all the population, especially the most vulnerable. Women are particularly impacted, a lot of them work in the informal sector of waste in alarming conditions. The population is not informed enough about the toxicity and about the emissions generated by the inappropriate waste management, which is happening in many regions of the continent, with a bigger concentration of the problem in cities. Africa has also been receiving waste from other continents, which generates even more difficulties. Solutions exist in Africa, and this workshop aims to bring together examples of good practices that could be replicated, as well as constituting a coalition of actors ready to work together on this sector.


  • Ecological Resotrations
  • WEP Nigeria
  • Women Environmental Programme Burkina
  • ICLEI Africa
  • ESR
  • ACEN
  • Zoomlion (tbc)
  • Association pour l’Environnement et le Volontariat (tbc)
  • EMERGENCE Srl (tbc)
  • EcoClean Environnement (tbc)
  • Institut de Prospective Economique du Monde Méditerranéen (IPEMED) (tbc)
  • Green Africa Youth Organization (tbc)
  • Ville de Chatellerault (tbc)
  • LiquidGold Africa (tbc)