RECP in Africa

African Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ARSCP) Section

What it is?
The African Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ARSCP) is a regional non-governmental not-for-profit organization whose overall objective is to facilitate the development of national and regional capacities for sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and promote the effective implementations of the concepts and tools of sustainable consumption and production in African countries.

ARSCP – Vision and Mission
The Vision of ARSCP is to achieve sustainable development of African countries with an effective contribution to the reduction of poverty, improvement of wellbeing as well as the protection and conservation of the environment.
The Mission of ARSCP is to promote the development of national and regional capacities for the effective promotion and implementation of sustainable consumption and production principles and serve as the regional clearinghouse for sustainable consumption and production activities in the Africa region.

ARSCP - Objectives
The overall objective of the ARSCP is to facilitate the development of national and regional capacities for sustainable consumption and production and promote the effective implementations of the concepts and tools of sustainable consumption and production in African countries. The specific objectives of ARSCP under the overall objective are:

  • To promote the establishment of national cleaner production centers in countries where there are no NCPCs or SCP promoting institutions and facilitate support to strengthen existing NCPCs and SCP promoting institutions in African countries;
  • To facilitate the further integration of the concepts and principles of sustainable consumption and production in national policy frameworks in the region;
  • To provide the necessary support for the development, effective transfer and assimilation of Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs) that are of particular relevance to African economies;
  • To encourage specialization, facilitate information exchange and experience sharing between SCP promoting institutions and individual experts working within the region and at the international level;
  • To strengthen cooperation between NCPCs and SCP promoting institutions in African countries with UNEP/UNIDO and other international organizations and NCPCs in other regions; and
  • To promote the development and integration of Sustainable Cleaner Production curriculum in educational institutions in the region.


Interview with ARSCP President/NCPC-SA Director Ndivhuho Raphulu  
Website: http://arscp.org/