Nigeria

Report/StudySummaryDocuments including WEEE flows/quantities
Person-in-the-Port Project to Examine Nigeria’s E-waste Imports.UNU, Step Initiative, 2015: The “Person-in-the-Port” project will station an expert in the harbour of Lagos for approximately six months starting in January 2015 to collect qualitative and quantitative information on imports of used EEE and to evaluate this with the other project partners. The project will focus on identifying the types and amounts of e-waste/used EEE imported, its functional status, how it is packaged, labelled and transported, its origin (exporting countries), and what will become of it once it arrives in Nigeria.
E-waste country assessment NigeriaEMPA, UNEP and Basel Convention, 2012: Report developed for the E-waste Africa project that presents a national e-waste assessment for Nigeria and investigates the situation with regard to e-waste looking into, inter alia, trends of EEE imports, use and e-waste generation. The Nigerian study goals to enhance the capacity of West Africa and other African countries to tackle the growing problem of e-waste and thereby protect the health of citizens, particularly children, while providing economic opportunities.48
Where are WEEE in Africa? Basel Convention Secretariat, 2011: 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.
Guide for Importers of Used Electrical and Electronic Equipment into NigeriaNigerian Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), 2011: This guidance document highlights some of the dos and don’ts of shipment of UEEE into Nigeria. It is intended to help importers including private persons, companies, organizations and shipping companies to differentiate between UEEE and WEEE.
Assessment of the flow and driving forces of used electrical and electronic equipment from Germany to Nigeria.Brandenburgische Technische Universitat Cottbus - United Nations University, 2011: The objective of the study is to provide a profound understanding of the flow of used electrical and electronic equipment (UEEE) imported into Nigeria and within Nigeria and to show its fate in Nigeria, i.e. where does it go, who takes care of it, what is it used for, how is it treated, from the point of import via the final user down to the stage of reuse, recycling or disposal. The study also aims to investigate how social, ecological, legislative and political drivers relate to the economic ones, or how they additionally influence the material flow in Nigeria.48
Informal e-waste management in Lagos, Nigeria – socio-economic impacts and feasibility of inter- national recycling co-operations Final report of component 3 of the UNEP SBC E-waste Africa ProjectOko-Institut, EU, Basel Convention, 2011: This study is integral part of the E-waste Africa Project and contains an in-depth socioeconomic study on the functioning and the sustainability impacts of the informal EEE refurbishing and e-waste recycling sector in Lagos, as well as a comparison of currently practiced and best available recycling technologies. By combining these types of analysis, the report derives “best applicable technologies” regarded suitable for the implementation in the Nigerian context. In addition, the report formulates recommendations to policy-makers, the Nigerian recycling industry and for pilot follow-up activities.48
E-waste Africa Project. National training workshop on e-waste in NigeriaEuropean Union, IMPEL, UNEP and Basel Convention, 2011: Proceedings of the third African national training workshop on Monitoring and Control of transboundary movements of E-waste and used E-Equipment to Africa and the Prevention of Illegal Traffic. The SBC E-waste Africa Project (Component 4), September 10-12, Lagos, Nigeria.