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Inspiring Sustainable Action through Circular Economy - Experiences from India, Southern Africa, and Finland

Problem of waste management and microplastics
  • Webinar
  • Economy and society
  • Environment and natural resources
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Kuopio campus, Canthia building, room CA304
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Yliopistonrinne 3
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Welcome to our international webinar inspiring sustainable action through circular economy. Project participants form SES (Social Enterprise for Sustainability) and CESMI (Indo Finnish consortium on circular economy of microplastics) will share our learning and experiences from our pilots in Southern Africa and India. The SES project has co-created a series of pilot social enterprises that promote innovation of waste management in collaboration with local communities in South Africa and Namibia. The end-goal is to create a circular economy and promote upscaling in communities through effective waste management. The CESMI initiative is exploring the issue of microplastics and what scientific approaches can be used to address these global issues.

Come and join us for a hybrid or in person event where we will explore the problem of waste management and microplastics and how it can be scientifically addressed in the Finnish, Indian and Southern African context.

Partners: Social Enterprise for Sustainability lead by University of Eastern Finland, Professor Janet Carter Anand; University of Jyvaskyla, Ass. Professor Satu Ranta-Tyrkkö; University of Namibia, Dr Rachel Freeman, University of Limpopo, South Africa, Professor Jabulani Makhubele.
Indo Finnish consortium on circular economy of microplastics lead by UEF Microplastics, University of Eastern Finland, (CSEMI) Professor Hanna Lehtimäki (Department of Business Studies), Drs Victor Carrasco Navarro and Subhanjan Sengupta; Institutes of Technology Delhi.


Welcoming Words
Ms Ashmita Das, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Opening Presentation
Dr. Victor Carrasco Navarro, University of Eastern Finland

Key guest speaker
Dr. Pankaj Gupta, Ramanujan Fellow at IIT Delhi, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Wetland Hydrology Research Lab, University of Waterloo, Canada

Master student and doctoral presentations
University of Namibia, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology, Dharwad and Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.

Panel Discussion on Challenges and Solutions

Moderator: Dr. Victor Carrasco Navarro, University of Eastern Finland
Panellists: Dr. Pankaj Gupta, Natalie Joubert, student representatives and circular economy experts
Q & A

Closing words
Natalie Joubert, University of Eastern Finland

For further information, please contact Natalie Joubert, email or Dr. Victor Carrasco Navarro, email