Zimbabwe Building Contractors Association holds kick-off meeting on circular economy

The Herald 17/3/2023

Sifelani Tsiko – Agric, Environment & Innovations Editor

Zimbabwe Building Contractors Association (ZBCA) in partnership with the European Union’s Africa RISE (Reform for Investment and Sustainable Economies) held a kick-off meeting recently on circular economy to help the country to build a more resilient and greener economy.

“This meeting sought to help the Zimbabwe Building Contractors Association to meet with all experts attached to this project,” ZBCA CEO Crispen Tsvarai told the Herald on Thursday.

“A workshop will be convened soon to bring together government, private sector players, bilateral partners, civil societies and the academia to explore ways to support Zimbabwe’s roadmap to a circular economy.”

The new project intends to highlight the challenges, trends and opportunities in the country in creating a new circular system with support from the EU and other multilateral agencies.

“The Zimbabwe Building Contractors Association is committed to a knowledge-based lobbying and advocacy program where it engages policy makers on the benefits of a circular economy from an informed point of view, hence this project.

“We are hopeful that our members, both contractors and service providers, will gain knowledge that will make them use their resources effectively and even create new job opportunities in the market,” Tsvarai said.

The Africa Rise programme is a demand – driven regional technical assistance facility that aims to promote business development and improve the investment climate in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean.

It is financed by the European Union and implemented by Landell Mills in partnership with Adam Smith Europe, Imani Development and International Economics Consulting.

The main objective of this activity is to increase knowledge in the construction sector on ‘circular economy’ opportunities and models that could be implemented by the private sector.

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