4th Global Forum of Cities for Circular Economy (GFCCE) Workshop cum Exposure Visit for African Nations in Accra, Ghana

In order to facilitate circularity in management of municipal solid waste in the African region, CSE has created a forum called the “Global Forum of Cities for Circular Economy (GFCCE)” in 2021 with Governments of African and Asian nations. Kindly refer to the GFCCE brochure for more details. GFCCE is meant to provide a platform for technical and policy support, sharing new knowledge, practices, and evidence-based learnings to improve the solid waste management ecosystem in the partner countries in the global south. Currently GFCCE has 19 member states, of which, 15 are African nations (Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa and Rwanda) and 4 are Asian nations (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka). 

CSE has already organized three rounds of capacity building events for the GFCCE member states between July 2022 and May 2023 in Dar es Salaam and India respectively. During this period, CSE studies the current ecosystem of waste management by African nations in two different reports (attached for kind reference) to assess the current situation and come up with actions to be considered for improvement going forward. At the end of the 3rd GFCCE event in India during May 2023, the forum adopted a “Agreed Common Agenda for Action” comprised of the key areas for actions to address the policy, institution and implantation level changes to act based on the collective learning.

Based on the learnings from the first three GFCCE events, Environment Protection Agency (EPA), Government of Ghana and CSE is going to co-host the 4th GFCCE workshop cum exposure visit in Accra, Ghana with from 21 – 23 November 2023 with senior ministry representatives from 15 African nations. During the event, CSE will release a comprehensive toolkit for profiling and ranking of African cities based on solid waste management performance. CSE is also going to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Environment Protection Agency, Government of Ghana.




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