Catalysing private finance for circularity in Africa

Investigating policy and financing gaps, the sixth session will find solutions to the barriers entrepreneurs and small businesses in Africa face when seeking start-up capital.

This session gathers private sector experts to discuss how to scale up private financing for the circular economy in Africa. Many African circular start-ups and businesses struggle with initial financing, so the session explores paths to unlock capital flows to accelerate the circular transition. Finally, the session states what is clear: the current capital flows to sustainable business and circular ventures are still just a drop in the ocean compared to what is needed for the circular transition. 

The programme details and speakers for this session will be published soon on this page.  

Organisers: African Development Bank Group, African Circular Economy Facility, UN Environment Programme, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, African Circular Economy Network and Global Green Growth Institute. 

Panel: How to free up financing for the circular economy in Africa