ABENA ASOMANING ANTWI - Africa Environmental Sanitation Consult
ABIR LEHETA - Egytrans
TOMI ADEPOJU - KPMG
The State of the Climate in Africa 2021 reveals that rainfall patterns are disrupted; glaciers are disappearing, and key lakes are shrinking. Rising water demand, combined with limited and unpredictable supplies, threatens to aggravate conflict and displacement, all of which are not trade inhibitors upon which supply chains are dependent. Thus, Green Supply Chain - the idea of integrating sustainable environmental processes into traditional supply chains is being explored. The Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and other regional sustainable development initiatives within the regional economic blocs present immense opportunities for green supply chains. Trade analysts anticipate that the AfCFTA, aimed at simplifying and reducing duties, human interference, and clearing procedures at ports, would greatly improve supply chain efficiencies. This session will evaluate the challenges of adapting and constraints to the implementation of the Green Supply Chain in Africa as well as showcase growing trends and benefits of a Green Supply Chain.