Join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the African Leadership University in exploring the key role higher education plays in the transition to a circular economy in African African cities
Are you working in or with an African University or Higher Education Institution? Join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the African Leadership University to discuss how, together, we can harness the power of higher education to accelerate the transition to a circular economy in African cities. Across the globe, universities and higher education institutions are embracing the circular economy and helping to lead and influence the necessary global transition. This is being seen in not only what they teach or the research being undertaken but how they manage their campuses and the role students are playing in driving forward this agenda. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has been working with a global higher education network for the past 10 years and has now partnered with the African Leadership University to help support the key role higher education can play in African cities. This interactive session will engage participants on how to harness the power of higher education in achieving a circular economy and sustainable cities across the African continent. Participants in this session will hear insights from across the world on the role the sector is playing in this transition and from the African Leadership University on their plans to embed a circular economy throughout each student’s journey.
There will be an opportunity to share what’s happening at other higher education institutions across the continent and for participants to help shape and develop a circular economy higher education network for Africa. Through a 2yr MAVA funded project, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the African Leadership University will work together to explore the higher education circular economy ambitions in Africa, understand the available learning opportunities, deliver a series of learning /programmes and build a network for the sector.
Host: Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Cowes, United Kingdom