Skip to main content

Drivers and Barriers of Industrial Symbiosis in Sub-Saharan Africa: The role of economic incentives in Ghana, Mauritius and Uganda

G. Buda image
Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The talk focuses on the role of economic incentives in industrial symbiosis, a model of circular economy, and the utilization of industrial waste in Sub-Saharan Africa. Industrial symbiosis is a type of B2B-synergies whereby one actor uses the waste or by-products of another actor as a production input. The main objective of the research project is to contribute to the understanding of the productivity and environmental pressures in Sub-Saharan Africa and to analyse possible solutions for cleaner production. It operates with two research questions on (1) the economic factors of industrial symbiosis locally and (2) the compatibility of potential incentives’ implementation with the current local regulations. Qualitative and quantitative data collected in Ghana, Mauritius and Uganda will be analysed through company mini case studies and the comparison of the three countries relevant regulatory and policy frameworks.