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Global South Speaks on a Circular Bioeconomy: Ethics, Environment, and Economics

Virtual Virtual Event

July 21 @ 8:00 am 9:00 am PDT

Speakers: Dr. Elisha Ochungo, Cecilia Wandiga, John Kalungi Kabuye

Sponsored by the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere in collaboration and the Omega Resources for Resilience and the FAN Initiative.

In the search for alternative solutions to bring about more sustainable economies, the circular economy (CE) concept has become a popular model in many parts of the world. Join us in learning from Dr. Elisha Ochungo on how he and the team at Centre for Science and Technology Innovations are underlining African environmental ethics to develop bio-circular economic models for change.

Dr. Elisha Akech Ochungo will explore with us the emerging concept of a circular bio-economy, a model for the future that brings respect, dependence and connection to the environment into economic modeling. Dr. Ochungo is the founder and principal of Climate Change & Sustainability Basics, a biocapacity measuring institute in Kenya.

Dr. Elisha Akech Ochungo, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Ochungo is a self driven and result oriented professional civil engineer. He has great research interest in the area of climate change and adaptation. On 30th November, 2020,he was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree in Climate Change and Adaptation by the University of Nairobi.

Cecilia Wandiga, Executive Director and Trustee Board Member for the Center for Science and Technology Innovations (CSTI).

Ms Wandiga uses her background in public policy, business management and strategy and innovation to facilitate social change through the cross-pollination of biotechnology and sustainable industrial manufacturing (industrial ecology).

John Kalungi Kabuye is the Principal Consultant, Built Environment Surveyors and Infrastructure Consultancy (BESIC) Group

In addition to his work at BESIC Group, John is the Vice Chairperson and head of the Advocacy Committee at the Kenya Green Building Society-KGBS, a member of International Association of Certified Home inspectors (InterNACHI), and The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP).

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