Public Presentation: Results of the Circular Economy Solutions Dialogues (CESD) on Organic Waste

Organic Matter: Waste or Resource?

Wed, Oct 16 2024
Europe/Berlin: 12:30 - 1:30pm
Event format:



CESD on organic waste key visual

This webinar will present the highlights and outcomes of the Circular Economy Solutions Dialogue (CESD) stream about Organic Waste entitled, Organic Matter: Waste or Resource? (April - October 2024).

After the successful completion of the Circular Economy Solutions Dialogues (CESD), which took place in 2021 and 2022 (final report), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH launched a second set of dialogues on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV).

The CESD aim to nourish an exchange on how to advance the global circular economy agenda, focusing on selected priority issues.

The CESD comprised of 4 successive and interactive online dialogues. They were multidisciplinary, and dialogue participants include ca. 40 policy makers, businesses, representatives of civil society, academia, think tanks and international organizations.

This final webinar will summarize the main takeaways from four sessions on organic waste, answering: 

  1. How can we acknowledge organic waste as a resource? 
  2. How can we support the circular flows of organic matter between urban and rural spaces?
  3. What methods and technologies can help us to prevent the creation of organic waste and encourage its usage across sectors?
  4. How can policies harness organic resources? 


Time (CET)  Input & Description  
12:30 – 12:35            Welcome to the event, introduction of the CESD series
12:35 – 12:50 

Main takeaways from the CESD sessions 

  • Dr. Gamuchirai Mutezo, Founder of Madam Waste Urban and Energy Planners & Director of Circular Business Model at the African Circular Business Alliance (ACBA)
  • Prof. Munir Al Rusan, Jordan University of Science and Technology & Director of Decentralized Composting in Small Towns (DECOST)​
12:50 – 13:10  Interview
13:10 – 13:30   Q&A