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    UN-Habitat

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    City:

    Nairobi

    Country:

    Kenya

    Date(s):

    14th October

    Activities:

    Workshop

    Description: UN-Habitat’s Waste Wise Cities and African Clean Cities Platform initiatives, and the Wuppertal Institute are diving deep into selected waste management technologies during a webinar series under the Urban Pathways Project. In observance of International E-Waste Day on 14th October 2020, the first webinar will take a closer look at the treatment of Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (short WEEE or e-waste). Practitioners from Kenya and Brazil will talk about what kind of e-waste they receive, how they treat it and where the outputs of their process go.  Link to register here.  
    Associate

    Organisation Name:

    UN-Habitat

    Organisation website:

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    Activity website:

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    Social:

    City:

    Nairobi

    Country:

    Kenya

    Date(s):

    14/10/2020

    Activities:

    Workshop

    Description: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI), Wuppertal Institute and Urban Pathway have developed three factsheet papers on lithium-ion batteries identifying synergies between e-waste, electric mobility and energy. The factsheets cover the four segments of the end-of-life management of electric vehicle batteries: initial battery design, re-purposing in energy storage systems, refurbishing, and recycling.

    A workshop will be organised on the 14th October. It will be the opportunity to launch the papers and discuss this critical topic. UN-Habitat and UEMI will briefly present the content of the factsheets; stakeholders will then present their activities in the four segments of batteries end-of-life management, finally giving participants the opportunity to exchange, ask questions and give feedback on their experience on the ground.

    You can join the webinar here.

    Participant

    Organisation Name:

    COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY OF KENYA

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    City:

    Nairobi

    Country:

    Kenya

    Date(s):

    8th - 14th October 2019

    Activities:

    Public Campaign - TV news, Social media, Documentary

    Description: The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the regulatory authority for the communications sector in Kenya. The Authority is a member of National IEWD Steering Committee since last year when we celebrated the day on 13th October 2018. The Authority being the lead in the ICT sector is in cognizance of the importance of e-waste management. This is due to the industry it regulates which is high in innovation with high rate of technology change. CA shall therefore, be involved in educating its staff, stakeholders and the public with an intent to create awareness on the e-waste, its advantages and challenges if WEEE isn't well treated.The negative effects to the air, water and land(environment) which could eventually affect the human health. This would affect the social aspect of human lives as a result of poor public health and less economic activities; as most of the money would be channeled to medication as opposed to economic development. During the week prior to the IEWD 2019, the Authority in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry; Safaricom Limited (Telco operator); WEEE Centre, Kenya which is responsible for the recycling and WEEE treatment in the country; NEMA; the Informal Sector(Collectors and dismantlers) have come together to publicise the day and ensure that the effects will be sustainable for proper management of e-waste in the country. The team shall be involved in publishing and distribution educational material on e-waste, banners, establish collection points. On 11th October 2019, we there will be a collection challenge where the individuals, both staff and public, who would bring most WEEE from their houses shall be rewarded; while everyone else who would bring any item on e-waste, shall be given a certificate. Communications Authority of Kenya has been established as one of the collection centres among others. On the D-Day, 14th October, the Authority shall join other stakeholders to celebrate the day, led by the organizing committee and the Ministry of Environment Cabinet Secretary. CA shall give a key note during the event. The Venue shall be at the WEEE Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

    About

    The WEEE Forum a.i.s.b.l. is an international association representing forty producer responsibility organisations across the globe. Together with our members, we are at the forefront of turning the extended producer responsibility principle into an effective electronic waste management policy approach through our combined knowledge of the technical, business and operational aspects of collection, logistics, de-pollution, processing, preparing for reuse and reporting of e-waste. Our mission is to be the world’s foremost e-waste competence centre excelling in the implementation of the circularity principle.

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