Press Release

World Circular Economy 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda from 6- 8 December 2022

Building a Resilient Economy – World Circular Economy Forum 2022 

Kigali, Rwanda – 7 December 2022 – Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is delighted to support the Government of the Republic of Rwanda partners, regional and global partners to organize and host the World Circular Economy Forum 2022 (WCEF 2022). Organized between 6-8 December, and for the first time in the Global South, WCEF 2022 presents a unique opportunity for African nations and the world to join transition efforts towards an inclusive low-carbon and climate resilient economy. With vast natural resources, a young population, strong entrepreneurship and new forms of collaboration, the African continent can offer inspiration to the world towards a new, more resilient economy – the circular economy.

“Circular economy is at the heart of climate action. WCEF 2022 is an opportunity for all to get involved and work together towards finding solutions to achieving a sustainable approach to production and consumption,” Okechukwu Daniel Ogbonnaya, GGGI’s Rwanda Country Representative said. “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 agencies such as, Government of Luxembourg, EU, Government of UK, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and KOICA,” Mr. Ogbonnaya added.

WCEF 2022 will explore major themes relevant to Africa’s development in which circularity could play an important role, including climate and nature, youth, infrastructure, entrepreneurship, and innovation, as well as trade and value chains.  WCEF will be held both in person and online complemented by ‘African Studios’ live broadcasting the main event from Cape Town, South Africa; Kigali Rwanda; Lagos, Nigeria; Lusaka, Zambia; and Yaoundé, Cameroon.

GGGI highlights at the event include Closing + From Africa for a circular future” on 7th December from 13:30 CAT (UTC+2)  ;and under the theme Catalysing Finance for Circular economy in Africa ; and on  8th December 10-12 midday CAT (UTC+2)   under the theme Extended Producer Responsibility   (EPR )  Accelerator session.

Register hereto join the session.

About GGGI 

Headquartered in Seoul, Republic of Korea, GGGI works with 44 members and operates in over 30 countries facilitating their transition into an inclusive, sustainable, low-carbon green economy. With over USD7.2 billion raised globally for green investments GGGI advances climate action ambitions, promotes green growth policies and plans, technologies, tools, solutions, and development of local capacities and knowledge sharing. GGGI works in 10 countries across the African continent. Further information on GGGI’s events, projects and publications can be found on 

 For any further queries, contact Pamella Birungi, Snr Officer Communications & Knowledge Management , GGGI Rwanda. Email

About GGGI – WCEF Network Partner