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Hewlett-Packard e-Waste Africa

Kenya, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa


Funding Agency:
Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Global Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF)
Project Duration:
2007 - 2008

Assessment Study

Launch of an e-waste recycling unit


The e-Waste management in Africa programme provides anwers to e-waste management within the context of each country. First, by assessing the current conditions for electronic recycling in communities in Kenya, Morocco, Senegal and South Africa, and second, by testing methods and practices that will help make reycling of electronic equipment safer. The project also aims to explore how additional local jobs can be created in this sector.
In collaboration with existing local recycling projects, the program comprises to develop a blueprint for a sustainable e-waste management system in African Countries by carrying out one replicable pilot project for the processing of e-waste in South Africa


The Moroccan e-waste project aims at performing a diagnosis of the e-waste situation of the country. A second phase will involve the preparation of an action plan to create a strucutre that operates in accordance with best practices. The project is being led by the Moroccan Centre for Clean Production (CMPP) in Casablanca. read more »


In Kenya, an impact study of e-waste maps e-waste volumes in Nairobi, indentifies stakeholders interested in reycling in the country, analyse the policy environment affecting e-waste and measure the environmental and social impact of e-waste. read more »


The project in Senegal includes an assessment of the management of electronic waste in Senegal, recommendations for enhancing the viability of recycling and improve the organisation of the sector and the creation of jobs. read more »
In South Africa, an electronic waste recycling unit was opened in Cape Town as a replicable pilot project. The Cape Town unit demonstrates that it is possible to combine the recycling of e-waste with the challenges of improving working conditions, creating jobs and ensuring sustainability. read more »
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