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 ProgrammeSecretariat of the Basel Convention, European Commission, Norway, the UK and the Dutch Recyclers Association (NVMP), 2009-2012: 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? Findings from the Basel Convention E-waste Africa ProgrammeBasel 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 IMPEL TFS workshop “Clamping Down on Illegal Waste
Shipments to Africa"
IMPEL, 2009: Jointly organised with
the Secretariat Basel Convention, the Basel Convention Regional Centres and the Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana, it aims were:
- Establish a network of contacts between European states and African countries, and
- Launch the SBC E-waste Africa project component on enforcement
Component 1: Flows of used EEE to West-Africa. Flows of used and end-of-life e-products from Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium.Oko-Institut, 2010: This study is part of the first component of the overall project “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 e-wastes”. A fact-finding study on flows in used and end-of-life e-products imported into five West-African countries by sea, in particular from two European countries, Belgium and The Netherlands, and two ports, Antwerp and Amsterdam, is carried out.
The study focuses on sources, destinations and volumes of used EEE exports as well as on the characteristics of the export business.
E-waste Africa Project. Inspection and enforcement trainingIMPEL and Basel Convention, 2010: As part of the E-waste Africa programme, component 4, IMPEL hosted a train-the-trainer event on E-waste inspection and enforcement 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.
Corruption, Environment and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC)UNODC, 2012: Compilation of papers from the special event “Impact of corruption on the environment and the United Nations Convention against Corruption as a tool to address it”, 4th Conference of States Parties (Marrakesh, Morocco, 24–28 October 2011). Paper II. Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Corruption: The Special Case of E-waste in West Africa, by Tatiana Terekhova- Basel Convention.48