The circular economy is a core concept in the sustainability agenda and contributes to the achievement of several Sustainable Development Goals. But what exactly is the circular economy, and how can we apply it in real life?
In this first webinar of the UNDP Global Centre Singapore Smart Cities training series, Tamara Streefland from the smart cities consultancy Metabolic will introduce the concept of circular economies. She will share several insights on how circular practices can be promoted at a city level.
Geoffrey Omedo, Portfolio Analyst from the UNDP Country Office in Kenya, will later explain their work on the promotion of the circular economy in the country.
Details: 21 May, 5:00-6:30PM SGT
5:00 - 5:10PM – Introduction and opening remarks, UNDP Global Centre Singapore
5:10 - 6:00PM – Presentation by Tamara Streefland, Consultant & Cities Program Lead, Metabolic
6:00 - 6:10PM – Presentation by Geoffrey Omedo, UNDP Kenya Country Office
6:10 - 6:30PM – Q&A
Tamara Streefland leads Metabolic’s Cities Program, connecting urban professionals around the world with high-impact circular economy strategies. Tamara has worked on a wide range of urban resilience projects, focused on integrating biodiversity in cities, community health, and water- and waste systems, in cities including Amsterdam, Warsaw, and New York City.
Geoffrey Omedo is a Portfolio Analyst within the Environment and Resilience Unit of the UNDP Kenya Country Office. He is a climate change expert with over 15 years of experience within Government and the United Nations system. His current area of specialty is in climate change programs (mitigation, adaptation) and specifically sustainable and innovative financing models.