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The 1st Africa Sustainable E-Waste Conference And Expo

11th-13th August 2021

Feel free to participate one, two or all of the days. The conference is free of charge. To see the full program click here or scroll down.

DAY 1, 09.00-16.00 EAT
Legal, policy and regulatory frameworks
E-waste standards and practices

DAY 2, 09.00-16.00 EAT
E-waste management practices (collection and recycling)
Training and Awareness Creation

DAY 3, 09.00-14.00 EAT
Circular Economy and Resource Recovery

With 40 experts sharing the latest on topics of:

  • Global, regional, policies and regulations – BSR Conventions
  • An enhanced vision on Extended Producers Responsibility and all its actors
  • Regional guidelines, policies and regulatory frameworks
  • Implementation of the Brazilian E-waste Regulation
  • Impacts of enforcement
  • E-waste standards and practices
  • Good recycling and refurbishing practices - R2-certification
  • Health and e-waste management
  • Informal sector practices
  • E-waste management practices
  • National guidelines, policies and regulatory frameworks
  • Innovations and new/modern technologies
  • Research and Development opportunities
  • Emerging problematic fractions
  • Logistics, storage of e-waste materials – permits, HSSE
  • Capacity Building and Awareness Creation
  • Circular economy and Resource recovery
  • Africa’s position in urban mining
  • Sustainable production and the role of producers in sustainable e-waste management
  • Traceability throughout the value chain
  • Remanufacturing and the possibility of maintenance and refurbishment
  • Industrial Symbiosis
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Addressing E-waste in Africa

BACKGROUND
E-waste stream is the fastest growing waste stream globally and it has mainly be attributed to the following factors: High levels of disposable income access and affordability of EEE, Industrialization and affordability of electricity, Higher appetite to new technology of EEE, Short life cycle of the EEE, Few repair options attributed to high cost or lack of spare part

GENERAL E- STATISTICS
The 2019 Global E-waste Monitor estimated that 53.6 Mt was generated globally (7.3kg per capita), an increase of at least 9.2Mt since 2014 of the total e-waste generated. Only 17.4 % of 2019’s e-waste generated was collected and recycled. The global e-waste monitor estimated that at least 9.2Mt of e-waste was generated by 2019 in Africa, of which only 0.03Mt (0.9 %) was formally collected and recycled.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES
The main objective of the conference is to create awareness on e-waste, show the opportunities in the sector and build strategic partnerships to drive Africa into a circular economy through safe e-waste management.

CONFERENCE OUTPUT              

  • Bring together leading corporates, original equipment manufacturers, policy makers and researchers to exchange and share their experiences in e-waste management.
  • Create awareness on the adverse effects of e-waste on the environment and public health.
  • Amplify the opportunities that lie in this sector in steering economic development across the continent.
  • Build strategic partnerships that will promote circular economy in Africa.
  • Give a platform for recycling equipment manufacturers to showcase their recycling technology and equipment.

For further enquires, kindly:
Call/WhatsApp: +254 (0)774 926 204
E-mail: conference2021@weeecentre.com

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DAY ONE, Wed 11th August 2021: Legal, policy and regulatory frameworks

09.00-09.15         Welcome & Conference Introduction: Simone Andersson, CCO, WEEE Centre
09.15-09.35         Opening remarks: Mercy Wanjau, Acting DG, Communication Authority of Kenya
09.35-10.00         Keynote address: Global, regional, policies and regulations – BSR Conventions
Cyrille-Lazare Siewe, UNEP-Nairobi

10.00-10.10         Plenary lecture: Palladium Sponsor
10.10-11.00

Implementation of the Brazilian E-waste Regulation                                     Melissa Owen, International Environment Lawyer, Latin America

An enhanced vision on Extended Producers Responsibility and all its actors        Dr Philip Morton, Global Ambassador, WEEE Forum Ibukun Faluyi, Executive Secretary, EPRON Nigeria,Luca Campadello,                                                          Projects and Innovation Manager, ERION Italy,                                                        Antoine Garnier, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, Baobab+

11.00-11.30        Q&A/Panel Discussion

Incl. Piotr Barczak, Inclusive Circular Economy Expert, European Environmental Bureau

11.30-11.45         TEA BREAK, 15 min

11.45-12.45
Regional guidelines, policies and regulatory frameworks
Antony Mabele, Member of County Assembly, Bungoma County
Dr Ally Simba, Executive Secretary, EACO

Impacts of enforcement
Mamo B Mamo, Director General, NEMA

12.45-13.15        Q&A/ Panel Discussion

13.15-14.00        LUNCH BREAK, 45 min

E-Waste Standards and practices

14.00-15.00
Good recycling and refurbishing practices - R2-certification
Mike Watson, Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI)
Health and e-waste management
Prof Linda Godfrey, CSIR
Informal sector practices
Thuo Muiruri, CEO, EWIK

15.00-15.45        Q&A/Panel Discussion

15.45-16.00         SUMMARY and END of Day One

DAY TWO, Thu 12TH Aug: E-waste management practices (collection and recycling)

Official Opening of the conference

09.00-09.15         Recap of Day One
09.15-09.30         Opening Remarks: Dr Tom Musili, Founder and Chair WEEE Centre
09.30-09.50         Keynote address: National guidelines, policies and regulatory frameworks
Chief Guest: Ministry of Environment and Forestry Kenya
09.50-10.00         Plenary lecture: Palladium Sponsor
10.00-11.15
Innovations and new/modern technologies
Henriqua Sher, AST Recycling
Shaun Mumford, Managing Director, Enviroserve
Research and Development opportunities
Dr. Virginia Onyara, Lecturer, Multimedia University
Dr. Farida Were, Lecturer, University of Nairobi
Joseph Mumgai, Country Director, Aceleron Kenya

11.15-11.45        Q&A/Panel Discussion

11.45-12.00         TEA BREAK, 15 min

12.00-12.45
Emerging problematic fractions
Federico Magalini, Managing Director, Sofies UK
Logistics and storage of e-waste materials – permits, HSSE
Sebastian Frisch, Managing Director, Blackforest Solutions
Phil Holman, Renewables & Energy Solutions HSSE Technical Advisor, Shell

12.45-13.15         Q&A/Panel Discussion

13.15-14.00         LUNCH, 45 min

Training and awareness creation

14.00-15.00
Capacity Building and Awareness Creation
Dr. Rose Ngugi, Executive Director, KIPPRA
Karin Boomsma, Project Director, Sustainable Inclusive Business          Emmanuel Muwowo, ICT Business Manager, Crescent Future Kids, Zambia

15.00-15.45         Q&A/Panel Discussion

15.45-16.00         SUMMARY and END of Day One

DAY THREE, Fri 13th Aug: Circular Economy and Resource Recovery

09.00-09.15         Startup pitches (3 x 5 minutes pitches of Sustainable Start-ups)
09.15-09.30         Recap of Day Two
09.30-09.50         Keynote address: Africa’s position in urban mining
Gerhard Gerne, CEO, Recucycling Consult
09.50-10.00         Plenary lecture: Palladium Sponsor
10.00-11.15
Sustainable production and the role of producers in sustainable e-waste management
Carol Koech CEO, Schneider Electric
Karen Basiye H. O. D safaricom
Phyllis Wakiaga, CEO, Kenya Association of Manufacturers
Conrad Mohr, Sustainable IT Lead, Circular Computing
Traceability throughout the value chain
Raul Carlsson, Senior Researcher, Research Institutes of Sweden
Jakob Lennartsson, CEO, Towards Zero Waste

11.15-11.45        Q&A/Panel Discussion

11.45-12.00        TEA BREAK, 15 min

12.00-13.00
Remanufacturing and the possibility of maintenance and refurbishment
Sebastian Holmström, Circular Strategy Lead, Inrego
Olivier van Eynde, CEO, Close the Gap
Eva Kinama, Account Manager, Darian Technologies
Industrial Symbiosis
Josef Tapper, former CEO, Recipo Sweden
Helen Nakiguli, Environmental Engineer, Uganda Communication Authority

13.00-13.30        Q&A/Panel Discussion

13.30-14.00         SUMMARY and CLOSING REMARKS
Boniface M. Mbithi, CEO, WEEE Centre

THANK YOU for participating!

Together we will create circular, sustainable solutions for e-waste management in Africa.

 

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