Transitions towards a Circular Economy: A Cross-National Study of Urban Solid Waste Management

Shyama V. Ramani, Maria Tomai, UNU-MERIT

SITE4Society @ UNU-MERIT, in collaboration with the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) and the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS), University of Ghana, will host an interactive multi-stakeholder forum on co-designed innovative solutions for inclusive and sustainable urban environments through efficient Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM).

This forum seeks to bring together experienced researchers, young scholars, academics, policymakers, private sector, NGOs and civil society groups from Africa and Europe to discuss and share ideas, research findings and innovative models on key aspects of waste management for sustainable development. 

Two significant contributions are aimed to be achieved. First, knowledge sharing on diverse issues in different cities to build collective insight into the nature of possible pathways to sustainability transitions. Second, exploration of possible cooperation pathways between Europe and emerging and developing countries, to contribute to these transitions.  The expected outputs would not only be academic, but also of practical social value. 



Venue: University of Ghana, Legon Boundary, Accra, Ghana

Date: 17 October 2019

Time: 08:30 - 17:30  CET