Building a Greener Future: Exploring Circularity and Waste Management in the Built Environment. Join the Kenya Green Building Society, ACEN Kenya Chapter, and Belovast for an enlightening webinar on sustainable practices, as we delve into the world of circularity and waste management in construction. Learn how to transform the built environment into a sustainable powerhouse!
Wekesa Zablon is a regional coordinator for the African Circular Economy Network (ACEN), organizer for CEC Nairobi Chapter and founded the UON Bikeshare program.. He is a designer with Circular Design Nairobi and an impact consultant with rePurpose Global. He has extensive knowledge in understanding Kenyan plastics value chains having worked as business development lead at the FlipFlopi Project from May 2022 to April 2023, a community strategist at Vintz Plastic Limited and consults for several other companies like WENFA Enterprises. He also participated in the development of course materials for HNU’s-UR Masters program: CIRCULAR AGRO-ECONOMY at University of Rwanda from 2021 and 2023 . He was one of the authors for an EU report on Africa's circular economy and as a facilitator, he worked on the 2022 repair and reuse study funded by FCDO. He holds a Bachelors of Arts design degree from University of Nairobi(2011). Wekesa employs a variety of research methods to listen, understand, and evaluate in order to create actionable insights that improve products and processes for users. He strives to empathize with the user as fully as possible, and communicate their goals, wants, needs, joys, and failings to product teams in order to create a product that truly serves the user.
CEO of Belovast Limited
Benard Odongo is the CEO at BELOVAST LIMITED, a waste/resource audit company that conducts comprehensive audits for industries and businesses to identify waste streams and develop tailored waste reduction plans. Their aim is to create effective, efficient, safe, economical, environmentally respectful, and sustainable systems while reducing carbon footprints and embracing circular economy principles. With a Bachelor's degree in Science, an MBA, and a strong background in environment, sustainability, and circular economy, Benard is committed to making our planet a better place. Having won $5000 with The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Program in Nigeria and being trained by renowned organizations like Kenya Climate Innovation Center, Kenya Climate Ventures (KCV), Google Hustle Academy, Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Circular Innovation Hub, and Wadhwani Entrepreneurship Program in South Africa, he’s gained invaluable knowledge and experience in financial and production sustainability, circularity, and climate action. His networking capabilities have led to exciting partnerships and collaborations with esteemed companies like Capture 6 in California in planning to build a desalination plant in Kenya and capture carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This aligns perfectly with their vision of pioneering the waste industry revolution by providing data-driven sustainable solutions.
Financial Sector Deepening Kenya (FSD Kenya) is an independent trust dedicated to the achievement of a financial system that delivers value for a green and inclusive digital economy while improving financial health and capability for women and micro and small enterprises (MSEs).
The Jenga Green Library is a directory of Green Building Materials and Services developed by Kenya Green Building Society (KGBS) in partnership with FSD Kenya. It aspires to be a one-stop-shop for displaying the entire supply chain of sustainable building materials and services, including suppliers, dealers, retailers, service providers, and sustainable building consultants. It will assist developers, buyers, homeowners and urban planners to efficiently identify green products and service providers who drive towards sustainability within the built environment.
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