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WACEE - West African Clean Energy & Environment

The 7th West African Clean Energy and Environment Trade Fair and Conference 2019 (WACEE’19) is focused on the areas of water, circular economy or energy

This conference will bring together policy makers, start-ups from the field of energy, water and circular economy, and investment stakeholders to discuss and formulate answers to the question: how politics can support start-ups for a green economy?

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Green economy development pathway would have economic, environmental and social benefits in the medium to long term in Africa. Entrepreneurial ecosystem described as the conditions that help to bring people together and foster economic prosperity and wealth creation while preserving the environment is nowadays seen as an important key for green economy. Many young start-ups within West Africa are facing several issues such as ensuring products quality, governmental facilitations (for e.g. tax regulation, access to credit, policy, etc.) for their deployment and green growth. However, enabling ecosystem to a green economy will not happen automatically. It needs to be facilitated by various enabling conditions, including policy reforms, government incentives, regulations, quality standards and capacity development. The goal is therefore to promote a dialogue and exchange on different facilities in order to support green start-ups development.

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Regional Programme Energy Security and Climate Change Sub-Saharan Africa, based in Yaoundé, Cameroon and the
Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana (AHK), Ghana have partnered to offer french and english panel sessions on the following topic:
  • How to accelerate green entrepreneurship in West Africa? Political reforms, investment conditions and regional cooperation (English)
  • Experiences from the ground: Challenges and opportunities for start-ups in West Africa (French)



WACEE will be mostly half day program and in the afternoon plenary sessions will take place. In the afternoon of Wednesday 6 November, the focus will be on circular economy (E-waste, etc.); on Thursday 7 November in the afternoon, it is planned KAS plenary session on energy plus circular economy, and the next day, November 7 will be on water and environment. Besides, a KAS booth will be set at the WACEE for exhibition.

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Foundation Office Ghana
15, Osu Badu Crescent P.O. Box CT 1105,
Airport West - Accra
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Alternative venue

Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana



Anja Berretta

Anja Berretta (geb

Head of the Energy Security and Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa programme

Dr. Armand Fopah-Lele

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