#AGGF2018 Event: Green Growth Technologies Exchange & Exhibition

Date & Time: 28 November 2018 | 14:00-16:00

Location: Kigali Convention Centre

Session Overview

The global problem of environmental degradation has forced society to rethink development and advance the concept of green growth. Indeed, new environmentally friendly technologies are fundamental to attain sustainable development.

As part of the Africa Green Growth Forum, a green technologies event will be held as platform to exchange experience on green growth technologies and those that foster climate resilience. The event will examine how green technologies can be scaled up and aims to build partnerships to promote green innovations across Africa. The event will boost South-South cooperation and North-South sharing of technologies. It will focus on the uptake and upscale challenges and opportunities, as well as tools to overcome green technology bottlenecks.

A green technologies exhibition to be held throughout the week of the forum will provide a unique opportunity for the private sector to showcase technologies and innovations to tackle climate change, pollution, promote the Circular Economy and protect our environment.

The exhibition will cover the following areas:

– Renewable energy technologies
– Energy efficiency for industry and residential applications
– Recycling technologies (plastic, e-waste, paper waste, etc.)
– Clean cooking technologies (biomass, biogas, cook stoves, etc.)
– Bio-products, biofuels and production technologies
– Green building technologies
– Green transport solutions


The Africa green technologies event will bring together innovators, green technology companies and experts to share knowledge and best practices on green technologies across the continent. Specific objectives include:

  • Provide a platform for participants to share knowledge and experience on environmental friendly technologies to achieve sustainable development in Africa
  • Build partnership to scale up green technologies and advance efforts to foster green growth and mitigate climate change
  • Promote investment in new technologies that support green growth
  • Attendees

    More than 20 companies and institutions from Africa will showcase their innovations and climate resilient technologies at the exhibition. Attendees from Rwanda and across Africa will be invited to attend the event, which will include panel discussions and presentations.


    14:00 – Welcome from the Minister of Environment, Rwanda

    14:10 – Presentation 1: Overview of Green Technologies in Africa by Anthony Annan, Climate Finance Specialist, GGGI Rwanda

    14:20 – Panel 1: The Role of Green Technologies for Africa’s Sustainable Development – Strategies to Unlock Innovation & Public Private Partnerships – Moderated by Alex Ntale, CEO, ICT Chamber of Rwanda
  • Kampeta Pitchette Sayinzoga, Director General, National Industrial Research and Development Agency – Rwanda (Invited)
  • Kampeta Pitchette Sayinzoga, Director General, National Industrial Research and Development Agency – Rwanda
  • Laurent Van Houcke, Chief Operations Officer, BBOXX Ltd
  • Gayatri Datar, Co-Founder and CEO EarthEnable
  • Richmond Gatu, General Manager , ARF (Advanced Recycling Facility, Kenya)
  • Didier Sagashya, Chief Executive Officer, STRAWTEC
  • 15:10 – Health Break at Green Growth Exhibition

    15:30 – Presentation 2: Oliver Mbera, Enviroserve Rwanda (E-Waste Recycling) (Confirmed)

    15:15 – Health Break

    15:40 – Panel 2: Incubating and Innovating to Think Beyond Plastics
  • Presentation on Think Beyond Plastics:Tom Blathwayt, Systemiq
  • Panel Discussion:
  • – Wenceslas Habamungu, General Manager, Eco Plastic
    – Ignatius Mugabo, Managing Director, Jardin Meuble
    – Laban Ngeno, Business Development Manager, EcoPost Kenya
    – David Kinzuzi, Co-founder, My Green Home

    16:20 – Closing Remarks from Minister of Trade and Industry, Rwanda