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UCT SDG Summit | Circular Economy Pre-Summit Workshops

31 August, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm SAST

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One event on 31 August, 2021 at 2:00 pm

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Town is convening an international summit on how the SDGs can best be realised in the African context with an eye on the role of science and mission-driven partnerships.

In the build-up to the Summit, a series of workshops are being organised around seven themes, of which the Circular Economy is one.


WORKSHOP 1 | 17 August, 14:00 to 16:15

The first workshop will explore the definitional debates around the circular economy with an emphasis on the state of macro scholarship and policy positions adopted by select African governments and civil society actors.


  • Prof Ester van der Voet – Leiden University & UN International Resource Panel
  • Dr Willi Haas – BOKU, Vienna
  • Bezawit Eshetu – African Circular Economy Network
  • Reniera O’Donnell – Higher Education Lead at Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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WORKSHOP 2 | 31 August, 14:00 to 16:15

The second workshop will be an exploration of circular economy applications through case studies with an eye on research questions and issues.


  • Prof Christina Trois – University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Kirsten Barnes – GreenCape
  • Paul Currie – ICLEI Africa
  • Sudhir Pillay – Water Research Commission
  • Prof Harro von Blottnitz – University of Cape Town

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These workshops are open to all who are involved in Circular Economy related work and research.


31 August, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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