Starting in early 2020, the brand-new SDG Boosters will bring together companies, Non-Governmental Organizations, financial instruments and thematic experts to develop solutions and projects to address concrete needs identified from developing countries.
One of the new SDG Boosters by Finnpartnership, United Nations Technology Innovation Labs (UNTIL) Finland, Fingo and Business Finland is about Circular Economy, specifically focusing on waste-to-energy (W2E), including plastic waste. With the help of our local networks, we have identified the main challenges and needs related to waste-to-energy and plastic waste in Vietnam and Thailand. The companies and organizations attending the Circular Economy SDG Boosters are expected to come together and create solutions and consortia in order to respond to the identified challenges. Only Finnish companies or organizations are eligible participants for the workshops.
The first workshop will be held on 2 September 2020 and the second on 22 September 2020. Both workshops will be organized online. At the first workshop, we come together to assess the needs and the suitability of our solutions. We begin the process of co-creating and developing our projects and consortia. At the second workshop, we continue to shape our products and projects and identify their development impacts and unique value propositions. We also learn to utilize public funding such as Finnpartnership and Business Finland.
The Booster workshops start at 8:30 with registration and morning coffee, there is lunch break at 11:20 – 12:30 and the wrap-up of the day will take place at 12:30 – 13:30. After the official part of the workshop, there is possibility to stay and continue discussions with the organizers and experts till 15:00. A more specific agenda will be published prior to the event.
Thailand and Vietnam offer significant opportunities in W2E and plastic waste. After the workshops, there is an opportunity to join Finnpartnership for a visit to the countries to present the projects to key local stakeholders (if this is not possible due to the COVID-19 situation, this will be organized online). Collaboration opportunities and connections with key international organizations in Vietnam and Thailand are also presented at the workshops and can prove a crucial way forward.
Registration is now open: please register by clicking here. The registrations should be made by 19 August 2020.
Due to limited number of seats, please note that the organizers reserve the right to select the most suitable participants in order to ensure cross-sectoral contribution to the Boosters.
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I am convinced that these new capacities can help us to lift millions of people out of poverty, achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and enable developing countries to leap‑frog into a better future."
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