Circular Economy Pilot Project
The SusTech4Africa Rwanda Boostcamp 2023 is being conducted as part of the Circular Economy Pilot project in the construction sector in Rwanda, commissioned by ENABEL Rwanda and local partners. The project is being executed by VITO and OVO. This partnership aims to support the Government of Rwanda in the development of guidelines for circular economy approaches in the construction sector and to conduct incubation/coaching for implementation and improvement of these guidelines. OVO is in charge of the coaching trajectory as an accelerator and incubator program that will guide local companies to become more circular within the SusTech4Africa programme. The Boostcamp will feature 10-15 companies selected from among 75 companies under the Business development service (BDS) program performed by Business Professional Network Rwanda (BPN). The selected companies will be coached to integrate circular approaches in their operations.
Local entrepreneurship is an engine for greater opportunity. Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs - OVO - strengthens sustainable entrepreneurship in Africa. We choose initiatives that have social and environmental impact. 40% of Africa's population lives in poverty. The local population itself has the potential to develop. Entrepreneurship is essential in this regard. It brings higher incomes and jobs, prospects and motivation, self-confidence, more and better education, new opportunities for families and communities. At OVO, we select, guide, finance and monitor African businesses and organizations to help them achieve their goals. We check every step of the process for quality. We work with an international network of partners and organizations that share the same goals. For each project, we look for Belgian entrepreneurs, companies and investors who offer knowledge and/or resources.