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Parallel Sessions

Innovation for a Greener Future

What you should expect


Lagos Continental Hotel,  Victoria Island,  Lagos  |  14th November 2023  |  13:45 - 17:00

This event features a session with a deep dive into the following five sectors in the afternoon Programme.

Going green: replacing generators with solar solutions, how do we finance it?

The Future is Circular!

Digital Transformation as a Strategic enabler for Societal Change

Securing the Future of Food System with International & Local Partnerships

Innovative Waste to Wealth in Mobility and Energy

Going Green: Replacing Generators with Solar Solutions - How do we Finance it?

Only 1/8 of the power consumption in Lagos comes from the national grid. The Lagos State Government estimate that 23,000 MW is provided by diesel generators. The Lagos State Government will build 1000 MW of solar over the following years, and they plan to bring five million new households’ electricity by 2030. Both fuel and electricity prices have been increasing lately – making this a great business case for why Lagos is ready for solar. Solar power providers can find potential partners and customers in this session, where we also present and discuss how the move from generator to solar can be financed.

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The Future is Circular!

The global move towards a circular economy is creates huge economic opportunities, not least in the megacity of  Lagos and the giant Nigerian market. Nordic companies are at the forefront of developing innovative circular solutions, from plastic recycling to recyclable building materials - many already in use in African markets. Come and hear Nordic and Nigerian practitioners and policymakers share their experiences and advice on the Nigerian CE market and connect with potential private and public sector partners.

Digital Transformation as a Strategic Enabler For Societal Change


Using IoT for real-time ESG reporting in smart cities: Smart cities could leverage tech for ESG reporting, like tracking carbon emissions. Since Tech can help track and analyze ESG factors, making reporting more accurate and efficient
Lagos as a rising global tech titan: Nordic countries lead in tech innovation, while Nigeria is Africa's biggest economy. We have a global future tech hub in Lagos, so sharing digital transformation strategies could benefit both.

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Securing the Future of Food System with International & Local Partnerships

Food loss: Food loss & waste account for 8-10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions contribute to an unstable climate. How do our companies mitigate and contribute to this mitigation?

Climate-Smart agricultural practices: 31% of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions come from the food and agriculture industry and the demand is increasing for companies in the food and agriculture industry to manage ESG risks. Sustainable farming practices can be seen as a mitigation strategy.


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Innovative Waste to Wealth in Mobility and Energy

The development of the transportation and energy infrastructure in Nigeria needs to follow the population growth, making congested urban mobility one of the country's main issues, especially Lagos, and loss of economic potential from inadequate energy supplies. On the other hand, Nigeria produces an estimated 32 million tons of solid waste annually, with only about 20-30 per cent of it collected and managed correctly. The country, especially Lagos, is looking at innovative solutions to the waste but for it to act as a complementary alternative solution to the energy problems, especially because of the potential for states to generate their energies and develop sustainable urban transportation. Discussion with key stakeholders (regulators and key companies) on adaptable solutions i.e. biodiesel, biogas etc, systems and partnership with the Nordics that are using similar multi-dimensional technologies.

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