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Circular economy: Africa's pathway for a greener and sustainable recovery

UN Environment Programme in partnership with UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), hosted a virtual event at the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development to discuss a common approach to building back better through a greener pathway towards COVID-19 recovery.

The event organized by SWITCH Africa Green programme, supported by the European Union titled Building back better: A Greener Pathway to COVID Recovery in Africa, attended by more than 80 participants, was an opportunity for countries’ representatives to share lessons on policies and strategic approaches towards economic recovery.

Patrick Mwesigye, Regional Coordinator of Resource Efficiency, on behalf of Ms Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo, Director and Regional Representative for Africa, UNEP, said: “We have to ensure that Africa’s economic recovery is well-integrated and aligned to the 2030 agenda and the Africa 2063 Agenda as well as multilateral agreements.”

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