GGGWeek2021 – Circular Economy Waste Management

Circular Economy and Waste Management: Unlocking the potential for Green Job Creation

– Date/Time: October 25, 2021, 09:00 – 10:30 GMT+0

– Session lead:

  • Mr. Okechukwu Daniel Ogbonnaya, Rwanda Country Representative, Africa and Europe

The world has now entered a new era grounded upon the realities of a pandemic and compelling evidence that human induced actions are causing some of the climatic impacts we are experiencing. The successful pursuit of green growth would require changes in our production and consumption patterns of which circular economic approach will contribute a great deal to this change. This session invites some of the foremost practitioners and actors within and outside the public sector to provide insights, innovative ideas and illuminating examples that explore new avenues for unlocking the potential for green job creation through a Circular Economy.

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Key resources: 

– European Union

  • Circular Economy Action Plan(link)
  • European Union’s Waste and Recycling Policies (link)

Circular Economy & Waste: Views from donors, countries and private sector

– Date/Time: October 27, 2021, 17:00 – 19:00 KST (GMT+9)

– Session leads:

  • Ms. Nathalie Andre, Specialist, Sanitation -Policy Solutions (BMGF) Green Cities
  • Ms. Shomi Kim, Specialist, Lao Program and COP Co-Lead, Mekong Sub-Region

The concept of circular economy, closing the loop in the waste management life cycle, has been the core of GGGI’s programmatic solutions in solid and liquid waste management. GGGI has been developing policy, bankable business models and mobilizing green investment for resource recovery and waste-to-energy facilities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America in partnership with donor agencies such as, Government of Luxembourg, EU, Government of UK, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and KOICA. GGGI has gained extensive experiences in circular approaches in waste from Cambodia, Laos, India, Nepal and Senegal and is also starting large scale projects in Uganda and Rwanda. The waste streams that our work covers include municipal waste, e-waste, industrial waste, and liquid waste. GGGI also pursues developing a public private partnership model and sustainable business models to attract green investment for large scale waste treatment infrastructure that turns waste into resources.

Based on GGGI’s experiences working with various donors, private sector and government counterparts, this session is designed to capture the voices from multiple stakeholders and garner views for future directions in applying circular economy in waste management. The first session was conducted in a form of panel discussions with key development partners to understand their strategic directions and focused areas in application of circular economy in waste management.  Country experiences on circular economy with a focus on municipal waste and liquid waste from Cambodia, Uganda, and Nepal were presented. A private partner for developing a Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) plant in Asia, EUWELLE, featured their technology, challenges and opportunities associated with market and business development for such kind of large-scale waste treatment facilities in Asia.

Agenda Speakers Bio Session PPTs*

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Key resources: 


  • Project Reference Profiles – Nepal(NP06) Green Sanitation Services Program, Phase I (link)

– Government of Luxembourg:

  • Circular Economy Strategy Luxembourg (link)
  • 2021 International Climate Finance Strategy Luxembourg (link)

– Government of Nepal:

  • Second Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) (link)