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E-Waste Academy

Posted on 06 March 2012 by Anonymous

Start Date and Time: 
Mon, 2012-06-25
Accra (Greater Accra), Ghana
Contact Person(s): 
Federico Magalini

The United Nations University's (UNU) "Solving the E-waste Problem" (StEP) Initiative and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) are organizing a week-long "E-waste Academy" for Western African policymakers, government officials and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) (recyclers, refurbishers, pre-processors, etc.) interested in the issue of electronic waste ("e-waste") management. The Academy is intended to facilitate exchange of best practices, promote interaction with experts and develop collaborative partnerships for long-term, sustainable solutions and approaches on all policy-related areas related to e-waste, from policy to technology to economics to social aspects, taking into account regional disparities. The organizers hope to duplicate the E-waste Academy approach in other regions.