#AGGF2018 Event: Green Growth Technologies Exchange

Date & Time: 28 November 2018 | 14:00-16:30

Location: Kigali Convention Centre

Session Overview The global problem of environmental degradation has forced society to rethink development and advance the concept of green growth. Indeed, new environmentally friendly technologies are fundamental to attain sustainable development.

As part of the Africa Green Growth Forum, a green technologies event will be held as platform to exchange experience on green growth technologies and those that foster climate resilience. The event will examine how green technologies can be scaled up and aims to build partnerships to promote green innovations across Africa. The event will boost South-South cooperation and North-South sharing of technologies. It will focus on the uptake and upscale challenges and opportunities, as well as tools to overcome green technology bottlenecks.


The Africa green technologies event will bring together innovators, green technology companies and experts to share knowledge and best practices on green technologies across the continent. Specific objectives include:

  • Provide a platform for participants to share knowledge and experience on environmental friendly technologies to achieve sustainable development in Africa
  • Build partnership to scale up green technologies and advance efforts to foster green growth and mitigate climate change
  • Promote investment in new technologies that support green growth
  • Programme

    14:00 – Welcome from the Minister of Environment, Rwanda

    14:10 – Presentation 1: Overview of Green Technologies in Africa by Anthony Annan, Climate Finance Specialist, GGGI Rwanda

    14:20 – Panel 1: The Role of Green Technologies for Africa’s Sustainable Development – Strategies to Unlock Innovation & Public Private Partnerships – Moderated by Alex Ntale, CEO, ICT Chamber of Rwanda (Invited)
  • Kampeta Pitchette Sayinzoga, Director General, National Industrial Research and Development Agency – Rwanda (Invited)
  • Edward Mungai, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (Invited)
  • Laurent Van Houcke Chief Operations Officer, BBOXX Ltd (Confirmed)
  • Gayatri Datar, Co-Founder and CEO EarthEnable (Confirmed)
  • E-Waste Africa – South Africa (Invited)
  • Didier Sagashya, Chief Executive Officer, STRAWTEC (Confirmed)
  • 15:10 – Presentation 2: Oliver Mbera, Enviroserve Rwanda (E-Waste Recycling) (Confirmed)

    15:15 – Health Break

    15:30 – Presentation 3: David Small, Managing Director, Envirofit East Africa (Clean Cooking) (Confirmed)

    15:35 – Panel 2: Incubating and Innovating to Think Beyond Plastics

  • Presentation on Think Beyond Plastics, Ben Dixon Partner, Systemiq
  • Panel Discussion
  • 16:20 – Closing Remarks from Minister of Trade and Industry, Rwanda