Africa

Here you will find information on studies and initiatives focusing on Africa. Where there are country specific projects, the text “Click to see information” will be visible.

Report/StudySummaryDocuments including WEEE flows/quantities
E-Waste Africa ProjectEuropean Commission Norway the UK the Dutch Recyclers Association (NVMP), 2008-2012: Comprehensive programme aiming to enhance the environmental governance of e-wastes and to create favourable social and economic conditions for partnerships and small businesses in the recycling sector in Africa.
Where are WEEE in Africa?: E-waste in Africa - Report February 2012 Basel Convention Secretariat (2012): Trends of EEE imports, use, and e-waste generation in West Africa. Impacts of recycling practices on human health, the environment and climate change. Socio-economic aspects of the e-waste sector in Ghana and Nigeria. Flows of EEE and e-waste between Europe and West Africa. Transboundary movements of used EEE and e-waste.48
Report on the workshop "Clamping Down on Illegal Waste Shipments to Africa", Accra, GhanaIMPEL, 2009: "This was the first IMPEL workshop held outside of Europe and was jointly organised by IMPEL TFS, the Secretariat Basel Convention, the Basel Convention Regional Centres and the Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana. The aims of the workshop were:
- Establish a network of contacts between European states and African countries, and
- Launch the SBC E-waste Africa project component on enforcement including:
- Carrying out a needs assessment to collect information regarding the current situation with respect to capacity, cooperation, legal powers and enforcement practices in five countries in Africa.
- Developing a training curriculum for African enforcers to detect and prevent illegal shipments of E-wastes."
Building local capacity to address the flow of e-wastes and electrical and electronic products destined for reuse in selected African countries and augment the sustainable management of resources through the recovery of materials in ewastesOko-Institut, 2010: "The aim of the research is to identify the principle pathways of used electronic and electric equipment (EEE) from Europe to West Africa as well as potential leakage points for end-of-life products that are mandatory required under the WEEE directive to undergo sound waste treatment within Europe. The study focuses on sources, destinations and volumes of used EEE exports as well as on the characteristics of the export business. The role of the two ports and regions in focus will be analyzed."
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E-waste Africa Project Inspection and enforcement training, The Netherlands and BelgiumIMPEL, Basel Convention, 2010: "As part of the SBC E-waste Africa project, component 4, IMPEL hosted a train-the-trainer event on Ewaste inspection and enforcement (23-24 Sept. 2010). The event took place between 13 and 24 September 2010 in the Netherlands and Belgium. In total 19 officers from competent authorities in Ghana, Benin, Egypt and Nigeria and the Directors of the Basel Convention Regional Centres in Egypt and Senegal and the Basel Convention Coordinating Centre in Nigeria were trained. The training was created around six modules: A: Knowledge and awareness, B: Legislation, C: Port procedures, D: Communication and Collaboration, E: Inspection Methods and F: Train–the-trainer path. The programme consisted of a combination of theoretical sessions, practical exercises and field trips to the ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp and e-waste collection and treatment sites."
Corruption, Environment and UNCAC2011 paper Corruption, Environment and UNCAC. Authors: Thi Thuy Van Dinh Donal Fariz Ajit Joy John Sandage Trio Santoso Tina Søreide Tatiana Terekhova Marceil Yeater. Paper II A Special case of e-waste in West Africa. General recommendation to address corruption in the environmental sector.48