Call for Abstracts WRF 2020 Ghana Open

Accra, 19 December 2019 The Call for Abstracts for World Resources Forum 2020, to be held in Accra, Ghana, from June 23-25 has been opened. The conference is hosted by the Ghanese Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation.

Call for Abstracts WRF 2020Information on topiics and procedures and instructions for authors of the call can be found on the website. Deadline for application is March 15.  The conference will have three topic streams:

  1. Primary Resources: Fair resource extraction for a quality future
  2. Secondary Resources: From waste to resources for development
  3. Circular Economy (CE):Making a case for circular resources

The conference will have a plenary program and workshop sessions as well, details will be confirmed shortly.

H.E. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation of Ghana announced at the World Resources Forum 2019 in Geneva that the WRF 2020 event will be held in Ghana. The conference will focus on the sustainable governance and use of natural resources in Africa, particularly, the Western sector. This follows the momentum built up from the two-day WRF 2019, held in Geneva, Switzerland, which was attended by industry leaders, key policy makers and representatives and regions around the world.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) said: “The WRF 2020 would continue the conversation on the important themes discussed in Geneva and would place a significant emphasis on the sustainable use of natural resources in West Africa and Africa at large.

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng said: “With the WRF 2020, MESTI, with its partners, will bring together these natural synergies to drive forward the discussions on natural resource governance”.With diverse resources – such as forests, minerals, metals, and oil and gas – natural resource governance is of clear importance for Ghana.

“This situation underpins why it is crucial that Ghana takes its place in this international discussion.”

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