Lagos State Roundtable on Circular Economy

online, Nigeria | 2nd of December 2020

The virtual Lagos State Roundtable on Circular Economy titled Circular Lagos has the theme:

For a greater Lagos: “Leveraging Circular Economy for Rebuilding Lagos and Post COVID-19 Recovery Agenda” – Build Back Better.

Being organized in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Planning & Budget, Lagos State The Lagos State Roundtable on Circular Economy seeks to:

  • Learn from leading countries emerging best practices and innovations in circular economy and resourceas Lagos State drive economic growth and opportunities for business development in circular economy through a public-private partnership and support from development partners.
  • Explore Long term strategies & Collaboration – how to build momentum for circular economy engagement foster knowledge share, development financing, and partnership to Lagos State as a model for Nigeria.

Register here.


Program and speakers

Keynote Address to be delivered by:

Governor Babajide Sanwoolu, Governor of Lagos State
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, Africa Development Bank, AfDB

Goodwill Messages by:

H.E. Jyrki Pulkkinen, Ambassador of Finland to Nigeria
Mr. Arie Plieger, Consul General (acting), Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lagos
Bolaji Balogun, Co-Chair, Private Sector Advisory Group, SDGs
Bola Adesola, Vice-Chair, United National Global Compact Board

Circular Lagos Ideator Panel includes:

Bert Keesman, Special Envoy, Holland Circular Hotspot (HCH), Netherlands
Kari Herlevi, Project Director, Finnish Innovation Fund, SITRA
Feyi Oseni, Env. & Sustainability Manager Nigeria Breweries Plc
Nonny Ugboma, Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation
Agharese Onaghise, Executive Secretary/ CEO, Food & Beverage Recycling Alliance FBRA
Peter Madsen, Founding Partner, White Castle Partners
Søren Kofoed, Director, SafariTECH Ventures/Vroom Africa
Dr. Innocent Onah, C&GGrowth Expert, NGR Country Dept. AfDB.Co-coordinator, Nigeria Circular Economy Working Group (NCEWG) Moderated by:
Dr. Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, Chair, Circular Economy Innovation Partnership CEIP/ Growing Businesses Foundation GBF

The Circular Economy Innovation Partnership (CEIP) seeks to promote and advocate for the infinite opportunities the transition to a circular economy can present in promoting sustainability in various sectors across the Africa, whilst safeguarding the environment.

The events start at 2:00 West African Time