Kigali, Rwanda & Online | 6th until 8th of December 2022

The upcoming WCEF2022 will be organized jointly by the African Circular Economy Alliance (ACEA) and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, in close collaboration with selected international partners. The forum will represent the aspirations of the African continent and its position in the global economy. Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, will be the host of this international forum.

Rwanda’s Minister of Environment, Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, believed that WCEF2022 can be an opportunity for Rwanda and the continent as a whole to showcase the traditions of environmental stewardship and to explore ways of making the transition to a fully circular economy a reality. It will be a game-changer for African development.

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The full program will be released in October and will cover 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 innovations, as well as trade and value chains.

WCEF2022 will also present some of the world’s best circular economy solutions. 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.