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International Youth Day: The Role of Young People in The Promotion of Circular Economy in Africa

Bilikiss Adebiyi Abiola, a young ecopreneur founded her waste recycling and management startup, Wecycler in 2012. A move that was full of uncertainty for the young Nigerian who had only recently graduated from Vanderbilt University, where she obtained her Master's degree. Less than a decade later, this interesting social enterprise has gone ahead to recycle over 12,000 tons of waste while facilitating social change and development.  With the youth accounting for 63 percent of Africa’s population, and 60 percent of this figure unemployed, Bilikiss is one of 241 million people aged 15 to 29 living in Africa, working to make meaning of the challenges faced...