Monday 25 January 2021, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Open toAll Lancaster University (non-partner) students, Alumni, Applicants, External Organisations, Postgraduates, Prospective International Students, Prospective Postgraduate Students, Prospective Undergraduate Students
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Registration closes Sunday 24th January 2021
As part of Participate with RECIRCULATE's Policy month, this webinar will explore the challenges and opportunities for policies in Africa, encourage knowledge exchange between African countries and highlight the progress of the RECIRCULATE project.
The world is facing growing concerns about the state of the natural environment due to the negative impacts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, inefficiency in natural resource use and waste management as well as the devastating impacts of pollution. These challenges culminate in water, energy, health and food insecurity concerns and have serious implications for biodiversity and livelihoods. The rising prominence of these natural environmental challenges has triggered global and local policy adjustments, as well as industry initiatives to stymie the challenges as witnessed from several global policy agenda including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the African Union’s (AU) Agenda 2063- “The Africa We Want” with a mission to accelerate Africa’s transition to an innovation-led, knowledge-based economy using Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), and various national development Agendas and Visions on the continent.
The Lancaster University-led Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) RECIRCULATE and ACTUATE projects have assembled a panel of experts to look at the challenges and opportunities for policy and explore the institutional landscape of Eco-Innovation in Africa.
The objectives of the Webinar therefore include to:
- Highlight the UK Government funded Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) 7 Million Pounds RECIRCULATE project (Policy sub-Work Package) and its progress so far.
- Provide the status of Eco-innovation policy and frameworks in selected African countries.
- Identify the key institutions driving Eco-innovation development in Africa at national and regional levels.
- Describe what has worked, what has not worked and why, with respect to Eco-innovation policies and institutions in Africa.