The future of sustainable waste solutions and energy in Africa will be explored with the first sustainable waste management symposium, launched by experts at Cranfield University, UK.  The event takes place from 25th – 26th July 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria, and will feature presentations from specialists in waste management from across Africa.

In partnership with WestAfricaENRG, a leading environmental services company, Cranfield University is bringing together professionals working in waste and resource management, energy production and the environmental engineering sector.

An opportunity for collaboration

Dr Stuart Wagland, a Senior Lecturer in Energy and Environmental Chemistry at Cranfield University, expects exciting collaborations to emerge from the event:

“How our waste is handled globally has gained significant interest in the media recently, with increased focus on recycling, single-use packaging and of course, plastics in the ocean environment.  It is important to work towards sustainable waste solutions, including energy from waste, in developing countries; and this event will help to achieve this by creating opportunities for co-operation and knowledge exchange.”

The Cranfield University experts involved includes Dr Gill Drew, Lecturer in Resource Efficiency and Philip Longhurst, Professor of Environment and Energy Technology, who will be speaking at the event.

Other prominent speakers at the symposium include His Excellency Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, Governor Lagos State, and His Excellency Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, Deputy Governor Lagos State. Attendees can expect to connect and network with academics, private companies and government bodies from across Africa and Europe – and it is free to attend.

Developing the next generation of energy
Cranfield University is a global leader in waste management and energy from waste technologies.  Academics have recently worked with WestAfricaENRG on a research project to recycle waste products into liquid fuels potentially a ‘greener’ fuel for back-up generators which are relied upon due to the unpredictable electricity connections in Nigeria.  The project was funded by Innovate UK and the Department for International Development.

Notes for editors

The event will be hosted at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry [LCCI] Conference and Exhibition Centre (Dr Nurudeen Olowopopo Way, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Nigeria).