The Durban Declaration on e-Waste Management in Africa
|Title||The Durban Declaration on e-Waste Management in Africa |
|Publication Type||Statute |
|Year of Publication||2008 |
|Abstract||Representatives of e-waste projects in Morocco, Senegal, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and South Africa were invited to attend the WasteCon’08 conference in Durban, South Africa, and to present a national status report. Following international-level discussion of e-waste management, a proposal for the way forward was drafted in the form of the ‘Durban Declaration on e-Waste Management in Africa’.
The declaration avoids the formulation of ready-made, implementable solutions as it was agreed that every country requires its own process to define a road-map related to specific projects. Key recommendations include: improvement of co-operation between national, African and international players through a multi-stakeholder process; creation of awareness at all levels of governance and the general public; enabling the recycling markets by identifying appropriate material trading routes; developing a policy and legislative framework; and promoting best available technology and practice through technology transfer and capacity building.