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The African Circular Economy Network and ICLEI Africa are facilitating the co-authoring of a discussion paper entitled "Circularity in Africa Cities". It is being drafted through a collaborative multi-stage, online, multi-author co-creative process and is scheduled for publication in Q1 2020.The objective of this Event is to receive feedback from stakeholders on the discussion paper and to engage interested parties in the drafting and publication process.The aims of the Discussion Paper are to:Engage with a diverse set of actors working on resource productivity concepts across AfricaProduce a collective document outlining the current considerations for approaching circularity in African cities:Provide shared thought-leadership on circularity in African urban contexts that various parties can referenceHighlight circular initiatives already underway in Africa cities that can be enhanced and replicated elsewhereConsider innovations from which inspiration can be derived and lesson learnedFollowing publication of the discussion paper, suggestions will be proposed for future research, advocacy, policy development and community engagementOutline Agenda:Key arguments from the discussion paperShort inputs from an African policymaker, entrepreneur and civil societyBreakout groups by theme to provide feedback on the paper and identify gaps and areas for future research; themes identified so far include: food & agriculture, building & construction, water & sanitation, energy, waste, finance and governance.PlenaryNext stepsIntroduction to Africa Circular and 5 regional virtual workshops in 2021Image credit: Photo by Reuben Hayfron on UnsplashReuben describes the photo taken in Adum, Kumasi, Ghana as follows: "I took this photo on a Sunday when I was working on a project for an Estate developer in Kumasi, Ghana. This picture signifies a state of transition from underdevelopment to a developed economy. With more concentration on how business activities is booming, revealing the market potential of commercial activities in these areas. That wasn’t the main aim of what I went to do but seeing this view from one of the tallest buildings around revealed the colourful nature of development and I TOOK IT!"

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  • November 25, 2020 5:00 AM - 12:30 PM Ended
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