21 February 2016
Egypt Partakes in EWAM


Egypt, represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), will participate in the e-Waste Academy – Managers Edition (EWAM), organized by the United Nations University (UNU), and taking place on February 22–26, in Nairobi, Kenya. MCIT will also take part in the Stakeholder Consultation on ISO Guidance Principles for Addressing Sustainability in Secondary Metals, held on EWAM sidelines on February 27.

MCIT is taking part in the EWAM considering its achievements in the field of e-waste sustainable management, at the national and international levels. Moreover, MCIT is to take part in the Stakeholder Consultation on ISO Guidance Principles for Addressing Sustainability in Secondary Metals, held within the framework of the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) program, organized by the World Resources Forum (WRF) in cooperation with Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). EWAM is organized biannually and this year’s edition is running for the third consecutive year.

EWAM focuses on policy development and e-waste sustainable management. It targets policymakers, government officials (PMs) and representatives of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), such as recyclers, refurbishes and collectors. EWAM provides a neutral platform for discussion, exchange of best practices and expert feedback.

The academy has proven its success in building capacity in e-waste research, policy and management to foster partnerships and establish opportunities for further collaboration. Viewing the e-waste issue in its entirety, the academy adopts a multi-stakeholder approach by providing tailored and targeted training and capacity building for different stakeholder groups.

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