Rwanda to Host the World Circular Economy Forum 2022

For the first time ever, this year’s World Circular Economy Forum will take place in Africa.

WCEF2022 will be organized jointly by the Republic of Rwanda, the African Circular Economy Alliance (ACEA) and The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, with international partners. The main event will be hosted by Rwanda, one of ACEA’s founding members. The forum will explore major themes relevant to Africa’s development, in which circularity could play a big role. The themes to address include climate and nature, youth, infrastructure, entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as trade and value chains. WCEF2022 will also present some of the world’s best circular economy solutions, the organizers announced. It will examine how businesses from Africa and elsewhere can seize new opportunities and gain a competitive advantage in the transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient economies. The forum is expected to take place in Kigali in early October and online.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 2/2022, Page 11)