Promoting Circular Economy and the role of Centers of Excellence

23 June, 2020
15:00 CET (13:00 UTC)
Online event

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition Waste Initiative invites you to a webinar on the role that centers of excellence play in promoting circular economy concepts globally.

This webinar discussion will present initiatives aiming to develop technical and managerial capacity in the waste sector in several regions of the world. The efforts of two established centers, and one nascent center, all focused on training, capacity development and knowledge sharing centered on circular economy themes will be highlighted. The role of international agencies as well as the private sector in support of circular economy efforts globally will be highlighted. The discussion will seek to support this global exchange of information and learning and work to create more established linkages between these efforts in order to energize Circular Economy efforts globally.

Confirmed panelists

  • Prof. Hossain Sahadat, Director, Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability (SWIS) (USA)
  • Dr. Mohab Ali Al-Hinai, Head, Environmental Center of Excellence, Oman Environmental Services Holding Company (be'ah) (Oman)
  • Prof. Goran Vujic, Director, Center of Excellence for Circular Economy (CECC) – Serbia
  • Sandra Mazo-Nix, Coordinator Waste Initiative, Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC)
  • Tom Frankiewicz, Lead International Biogas Programs, USEPA (USA)


  • Christopher Godlove, THINKCities Consulting (Belgium)
  • Marija Bogdanovic, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (Serbia)

This webinar is organized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with support from GIZ, the Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability, the Be’ah Environmental Center of Excellence, and the Center of Excellence for Circular Economy and Climate Change.

Event contact

Sandra Mazo-Nix,
Programme Manager
secretariat [at]


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