Turn the tide on e-waste in Nigeria

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Date: 10th September
Time: 3pm - 4:30pm CEST

(Central European Summer Time)

Funded by the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Nigeria has joined forces with UN Environment Programme and partners to turn the tide on e-waste, under the Circular Economy Approaches for the Electronics Sector in Nigeria project. Led by the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), this project will support the implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility legislation, working with the private sector to develop cost-effective value retention businesses, including collection, recycling and disposal systems for electronic products, while ensuring that informal workers in the sector, such as e-waste collectors and recyclers, have opportunities to improve their livelihoods, working conditions, and their health and safety. The project also aims to develop a practical circular electronics model for Africa and beyond, by sharing best practices, promoting regional and global dialogue, and engaging global manufacturers.

This project is the first demonstration project in the electronics sector under the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE), a public-private collaboration mechanism and project accelerator dedicated to bringing about the circular economy at speed and scale.

During the webinar you will get first-hand information about the project set-up and the implementation plans. Further, you will have the chance to discuss with the speakers open questions.

Presentations during the webinar

1. Overview of GEF funded e-waste project in Nigeria
Speaker: Feng Wang, UN Environment

2. Nigerias policy perspective on e-waste
Miranda Amcharee, NESREA

3. Implementation of a PRO in Nigeria
Ibukun Faluyi, EPRON

 

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