Here you will find information on studies and initiatives focusing on Africa. Where there are country specific projects, the text “Click to see information” will be visible.

Report/StudySummaryDocuments including WEEE flows/quantities
Policy practices for e-waste management.
Tools for fair and economically viable extended producer responsibility
International Telecommunication Union (ITU), 2021: This toolkit aims to provide national and local government with a guide setting out the requirements of a system for the management of e-waste. It considers the need for an all-actors approach and for the fair, inclusive and timely application of the extended producer responsibility principle. The report draws on experiences from developing countries and emerging markets, with a focus on emerging e-waste management systems in African countries.
Towards a Circular Economy for the Electronics Sector in Africa: Overview, Actions and RecommendationsUNEP, 2021: This report provides an overview of the current state of circularity in the electronics value chain in Africa, identifies key areas of concern, provides appropriate recommendations, and proposes priority actions to improve circularity of the sector.
Author(s): Kostyantyn Pivnenko.
E-Waste Training ManualDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), 2019: As a basic manual for e-waste trainers, this publication assembles compact information about e-waste in theory (definitions, global and local implications), practical dismantling of different types of equipment, output fractions after manual dismantling, the management of a small scale recycling facility (including the calculation of business opportunities), and the organising of trainings. An annex comprises contacts and references as well as templates that can be used in future workshops. This training manual was developed to support the Ghanaian Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) to improve the conditions for sustainable management of e-waste in Ghana.
E-waste Policy HandbookSofies, Africa Clean Energy Technical Assistance Facility, 2019: The report discusses the three fundamental elements in designing and implementing sustainable solutions for e-waste management: Volumes and flows, Economics, and engagement of consumers. It describes the quantities of waste are generated, the main routes of disposal from consumers, best estimates for volumes. The report outlines the existing landscape of e-waste policy in Africa, specifically in the ACE target countries. It provides policy and producers scheme examples and best practices from around the world.
E-waste Inspection and Enforcement ManualEU, IMPEL and Basel Convention, 2012: This manual aims to offer practical guidance and background information to regulatory and enforcement officers who deal with the transboundary movements of used electrical and electronic equipment (UEEE) and electrical and electronic waste (e-waste). While actions of both export and import countries are important to effectively enforce the Basel Convention, including in relation to e-waste, the manual focuses primarily on countries of import. Manual developed in the framework of the SBC E-waste Africa project.48
Where are WEEE in Africa? Findings from the Basel Convention E-waste Africa ProgrammeBasel Convention Secretariat, 2012: Trends of EEE imports, use, and e-waste generation in West Africa. Impacts of recycling practices on human health, the environment and climate change. Socio-economic aspects of the e-waste sector in Ghana and Nigeria. Flows of EEE and e-waste between Europe and West Africa. Transboundary movements of used EEE and e-waste.48
Corruption, Environment and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC)UNODC, 2012: Compilation of papers from the special event “Impact of corruption on the environment and the United Nations Convention against Corruption as a tool to address it”, 4th Conference of States Parties (Marrakesh, Morocco, 24–28 October 2011). Paper II. Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Corruption: The Special Case of E-waste in West Africa.
Author(s): Tatiana Terekhova- Basel Convention.
E-Waste Africa ProgrammeSecretariat of the Basel Convention, European Commission, Norway, the UK and the Dutch Recyclers Association (NVMP), 2009-2012: Comprehensive programme aiming to enhance the environmental governance of e-wastes and to create favourable social and economic conditions for partnerships and small businesses in the recycling sector in Africa.