The Kenyan Government has praised the private sector for its role in bolstering the country’s sustainability position.
At the Annual Circular Economy Conference in Nairobi, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Forestry, Hon. Soipan Tuya, commended the sector’s efforts and investments in sustainable waste management, with a goal of achieving zero waste.
The conference, organized by Sustainable Inclusive Business Kenya, a knowledge center under the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), focused on the development of a circular economy strategy to guide the nation’s transition to circularity.
Hon. Tuya emphasized the importance of the circular economy in the fight against climate change and its potential to transform the social and economic well-being of communities through income-generating activities.
Speakers at the event highlighted the need for collaborations, proper systems and structures, and technological innovations to leapfrog the transition to circularity.
KEPSA CEO, Ms. Carole Kariuki, stressed the role of businesses in promoting economic growth while ensuring environmental responsibility and urged collaboration in implementing existing laws.
The Director of Sustainable Inclusive Business, Ms. Karin Boomsma, showcased innovative approaches to harnessing used materials for sustainable practices and emphasized the pivotal role of a circular economy in fostering prosperity.
The conference, which convened over 300 participants, provided a platform for in-depth discussions, keynote speeches, panel dialogues, masterclasses, and a circular innovation expo, yielding insights, connections, and concrete solutions for advancing sustainability.