“Let’s shape success according to the impact, the need and the collective change.”
Recently, our colleague Karin Boomsma joined World Circular Economy Forum in Kigali, Rwanda. The forum provided a unique opportunity for African nations and the rest of the world to transition to an inclusive low-carbon and climate-resilient economy while addressing critical societal challenges. ♻️
Governments, entrepreneurs, NGOs, educators, and partnership facilitators shared progress and challenges in the transition to a circular economy. The objective is to keep working together while being flexible with initiatives, and engaging stakeholders and context.
“Public-private partnerships in Kenya have evolved, with the public sector often being the enabler of policies and frameworks, supporting structures at national and regional levels. The Private sector’s focus is driving implementation and infrastructure development,” Karin Boomsma ♻️
One of the examples of true collaboration in practice is the Kenya Plastic Pact, an ambitious, collaborative initiative that brings together stakeholders across the whole plastics value chain to transform the current linear plastics system into a circular economy for plastics. A collaboration between Denis Kiplagat Josephine Wawira Ebenezer Amadi Pracksidis Wandera and all great partners like Mr. Green Trading Africa Kenya Ltd. Akshay Shah Biofood Simone Andersson Bidco Africa Vintz Plastics Limited and many more www.kpp.co.org
During the event, Karin Boomsma was also interviewed by GRID-Arendal, a UNEP-WCMC partner preparing a documentary on the informal waste sector in Africa. The film hopes to recognize waste pickers for their valuable environmental contribution, while at the same time destigmatizing their work; an area close to the Kenya Plastics Pact key outcomes. Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) Ellen MacArthur Foundation WRAP