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/Study||Summary||Documents including WEEE flows/quantities|
|E-Waste Africa Programme||Secretariat 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 Programme||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.|
|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.
|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.|