Opening + Trailblazers for a circular economy

Featuring innovative African entrepreneurs, the first session will showcase case studies on how SMEs are leading the circular transition, positively impacting local communities.

Which circular economy innovations are pointing the way towards Africa’s future? What are the secrets of their success so far? 

This session will bring together some of the trailblazers who are building circular businesses. They will share their stories and hard-won experience in an interactive panel session. The session will also include insights into how to create the right conditions for circular businesses to thrive and achieve their potential across the continent. 

Organisers: Footprints Africa, SEED and Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund 

Master of Ceremonies

Welcoming words

Highlights of the Word Circular Economy Forum

Panel discussion: Stories from four African circular economy trailblazers

Pathways for aspiring circular entrepreneurs

  • Matthias Reusing - WCEF2022 Photo

    Matthias Reusing

    Counselor – European Green Deal, Rural Development, Trade Sector, Delegation of the European Union to Zambia and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)