Prof Linda Godfrey is a Principal Scientist at the CSIR and Extraordinary Professor at Northwest University, South Africa, and holds a Ph.D. in Engineering. With over 20-years of sector experience, she manages the Waste Research Development and Innovation Roadmap Implementation Unit on behalf of the Government. She has provided strategic input to several local, regional, and international waste and circular economy initiatives for the United Nations, European Union, World Bank, South African Government, Academy of Sciences, International Solid Waste Association, universities, and businesses. She lectures internationally on solid waste management in developing countries, including the social, economic, and environmental opportunities of “waste” within a circular economy context. She has published extensively in the field.