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1 Global Digital Solidarity Funds Reuse and e-waste Programs by Cissé KANE Projects Manager, Head, E-waste and Reuse Programs, DSF E-waste Africa project stakeholders meeting Geneva Switzerland Sunday 17 May 2009

2 The Global Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF) The DSF is a global financing foundation, which strives to: reduce the digital divide put information and communication technologies (ICTs) at the service of development build a solidarity-based and inclusive information society.

3 The Global Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF) The DSF, one of the major outcomes of the WSIS is dedicated to bridge the digital divide throughout the World Launched in 2005 New type of Organisation : State Governments, Local Authorities, Private Sector and Civil Society are founding members New financial mechanism : the 1% digital solidarity contribution DSF is member of the StEP initiative

4 DSF Main Programs Telemedecine and tele-education programs in Africa, Latin America and Asia E-collect Program E-waste management Program in Africa 1000 telemedecine units program in Africa E-education program Receiving many request for funding from all over the world

5 DSF E-collect Program The DSF has launched the E-collect Program : Re-use of second hand computers for education and training programs : fsn.org/cms/content/view/234/lang,en/

6 E-waste management program in Africa Annually more than 50 millions tones of e- waste is generated e-Waste contains both valuable materials, as well as highly toxic substances These substances are being manipulated by people from the informal sector, often in an inappropriate way

7 E-waste management program in Africa managed inappropriately, electronic and electrical waste can be a threat for public health and the environment

8 Partners of the e-waste program Hewlett Packard Corporation (HP) – World Leading IT Company Empa – Swiss Materials Science & Technology Research Institute Global Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF) – International Financial Organization for The Digital Solidarity

9 Objectives of the e-waste programme Assess e-waste management situation in Kenya, Morocco, Senegal Support replicable pilot project for the processing of e-waste in South Africa

10 Expected outcomes of the E- waste program Public Health and the Environment : Protect the people of Africa and their environment from the damaging effects of e-waste Digital Solidarity : through training and capacity building Safety and jobs creation : Make the e-waste processing sector more viable by creating jobs and seeking to improve working conditions in this sector.

11 Expected outcomes 2 concrete proposals designed to: Protect the people of Africa and their environment from the damaging effects of e- waste; Make the e-waste processing sector more viable by creating jobs and seeking to improve working conditions in this sector. A national E-waste Strategic Committee has been set up in each country

12 E-waste and reuse actions Needs to set up e-waste facilities at a national or regional level (to be determined) Need to set up legal framework (national and international) Needs to sensitize people in developing countries: (administration, refurbishers, informal dismantlers, citizen) on e-waste issues: Disposal Collection Dismantling etc

13 For a global partnership Need of a global partnership (including cities and regions) to allow access to the information society: it is possible through the DSF Many initiatives on e-waste (assessments) has been identified so far in many countries in Africa Need of a global partnership (including cities and regions and the private sector) to tackle e-waste management problem in Africa and throughout the world A phase II of the project is needed (need of a partnership and support of governments from industrialized countries, electronic manufacturers, telecom service providers, recyclers, etc.

14 Durban Declaration improve cooperation between national, African and international players through a multi-stakeholder process to create awareness at all levels of governance and the general public to enable the recycling markets by identifying the appropriate material trading routes to develop a policy and legislation framework, to promote best available technology and practice through technology transfer and capacity building.

15 Contacts Tel: Fax: secretariat (at)dsf-fsn.orgsecretariat (at)dsf-fsn.org Website:

16 Thank you.


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