Communicating Circular Economy and Circular Businesses in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities


YouTube live-stream on 12 May 2021, 4pm Western African Time (WAT)

How do different stakeholders in Africa communicate about a Circular Economy? What do they even communicate? To whom? Do they “engage” their audiences, or just inform them? To find out more, watch the livestream:

A YouTube live-stream on 12 May 4pm WAT will address these and other questions, and explore the what, the why and the how of informing, sensitizing and promoting a more circular economy in West, East and Southern Africa. Panelists from local government, businesses and the media will provide thought-provoking speed presentations followed by a moderated panel discussion with questions from the audience:

  • How West Africa’s megacity Lagos plans to engage 20 million residents on circularity
    by Dr. Adedolapo Fasawe (MB ChB, MPH), General Manager and CEO, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Nigeria
  • Blue Economy: The Missing link for Africa’s Circular Economy
    by Wanjohi Kabukuru, New African Magazine and Indian Ocean Observatory, Kenya
  • Convincing Nigerian entrepreneurs of circular business models: how to?
    by Dr. Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien of the Circular Economy Innovation Partnership (CEIP) Africa, Nigeria
  • Designing out waste in Kenya, and how to promote it
    by Zablon Wekesa from Circular Design Nairobi. Kenya

This YouTube live-stream takes place in the framework of the 2nd Circularity Africa Conference organized on 12-13 May 2021 by the Interconnections for Making Africa Great Empowered and Sustainable (IMAGES) Initiative at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, in collaboration with the Africa Circular Economy Research and Policy Network (ACERPiN).

The live-stream will be moderated by Sören Bauer of REVOLVE Circular and is brought to you as a co-production of REVOLVE Circular and the Circular Economy Innovation Partnership (CEIP).

Send us your question about communicating circularity in Africa for the live-stream.