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


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 recorded livestream:

A YouTube live-stream on 12 May addressed these and other questions, and explored 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 provided thought-provoking speed presentations followed by a moderated panel discussion:

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
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Blue Economy: The Missing link in Circular Economy Communication
by Wanjohi Kabukuru, New African Magazine and Indian Ocean Observatory, Kenya
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Convincing Nigerian Entrepreneurs of Circular Business Models: How To?
by Dr. Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien of the Circular Economy Innovation Partnership (CEIP) Africa, Nigeria
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Designing out waste in Kenya, and how to promote it
by Zablon Wekesa from Circular Design Nairobi. Kenya
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This YouTube live-stream took 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 was moderated by Sören Bauer of REVOLVE Circular and brought to you as a co-production of REVOLVE Circular and the Circular Economy Innovation Partnership (CEIP).