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1 E Waste Management – Uganda’s Journey Dickson Kwesiga Uganda Communications Commission Smart Sustainable Cities Forum on Environmentally Sound Management of E-waste in Latin America Montevideo, Uruguay: 12 March, 2014

2 Current Status The E-Waste Challenge Knowledge, Attitudes & Perceptions Policy and Legal Framework Current Practices Regulation at entry points Regional Collaboration

3 Current Practices

4 Existing Facilities Various Informal Recyclers Uganda Cleaner Production Center East African Compliant Recycling Facility (Nairobi) WEEE Center (Nairobi, Kenya) The E-waste Solutions Alliance for Africa (UK) – Pilot Project

5 Subscriber Trends

6 Key Challenges in Uganda Rapidly increasing e-waste volumes Limited studies about quantities of e-waste Low level of awareness (& poor perceptions) among consumers E-waste workers have little or no knowledge of toxins in e-waste

7 Policy Strategies Establishment of E-waste Management Infrastructure Awareness and Education Legal Framework Human Resource Development Resource Mobilization E-Waste Fund

8 Investments in Infrastructure i.Carry out ongoing e-waste surveys and assessment of mass flows to inform e-waste management interventions ii.To establish and maintain a data base for imported and exported EEE iii.Initiate and implement pilot projects, for collection, recycling and treatment of e-waste iv.Facilitate formation of e-waste collection schemes through formalization, licensing & setting targets for each scheme v.Provide training for e-waste scheme operators vi.Promote take- back systems with incentives for consumers vii.Promote EEE leasing for bulk consumers

9 Investments in Infrastructure viii.Set up national modern dismantling and recovery facility in partnership with the private sector ix.Mainstream training in e-waste recovery and dismantling skills in technical institutions curriculum x.Explore options for disposal of hazardous e-waste components, through treatment or sale to competent firms xi.Engage EEE producers and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in strategic partnerships, including buy back systems, extended producer responsibility and setting up recovery and dismantling facilities. xii.Participate in regional and international fora on best e-waste management practices

10 Ongoing Policy Implementation Feasibility study to establish volumes of E-waste An e-waste management strategy was drafted Plans are underway for the establishment of a manual E-waste dismantling plant In collaboration with the E-waste Solutions Alliance for Africa UK, a pilot is underway for establishment of an E-waste collection system

11 Thank You DICKSON KWESIGA


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