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IMPEL-TFS Conference Östersund 18-20 March 2009 Collaboration Ghana and the Netherlands Ghana Environment Protection Agency VROM-Inspectorate Jenny van.

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1 IMPEL-TFS Conference Östersund March 2009 Collaboration Ghana and the Netherlands Ghana Environment Protection Agency VROM-Inspectorate Jenny van Houten

2 2 Contents Background Developments until today Future collaboration

3 3 Background Better control of waste shipments Need for collaboration with destination countries Priority NL: unnotified waste to non-OECD countries and new Member States Non-OEC D collaboration NL: China, India and Ghana Dutch Programme International Enforcement Cooperation Start collaboration Ghana 2008

4 4 Developments until today First contacts through INECE First visit Ghana September 2008 Key partners Ghana: - Environment Protection Agency - Customs, Excise & Preventive Service Draft joint action programme Cooperation with IMPEL-TFS and INECE Seaport network Second visit 2009 March 31 – April 3

5 5 Visit September 2008 E-waste dump next to Agbogbloshie market

6 6 Visit September 2008 E-waste dump next to Agbogbloshie market

7 7 Visit September 2008 Looking for useable items at dump

8 8 Visit September 2008 A Dutch sign from a dumped computer

9 9 Visit September 2008 Agbogbloshie market for used car parts and second hand electronics

10 10 Visit September 2008 Repairing second hand electronic equipment at the market

11 11 Visit September 2008 EPA regional office in Tema port

12 12 Visit September 2008 The Dutch delegation at customs

13 13 Visit September 2008 Unloading second hand items at Tema port

14 14 Visit September 2008 Dutch inspector looking for CFC fridges

15 15 Visit September 2008 Metal scrap yard near the port

16 16 Visit September 2008 Meeting at head-office EPA

17 17 Future collaboration Second visit 2009: - meeting enforcement partners, minister of environment and Dutch embassy - visit EPA training school - agree on final joint action programme Objectives joint action programme (draft) 1. protect the environment 2. enforcement information and intelligence exchange 3. training officers 4. feasibility study for e-waste recycling (in cooperation with IMPEL-TFS and Basel secretariat) Exchange of officers (May/June 2009?)

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