E-waste Academy - Managers Edition (2012, 2014, 2016)
: UNU Network: UNU Status: Completed
The E-waste Academy – Manager Edition (EWAM) is a pioneering concept in research and will foster multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaboration on e-waste policy and management, looking at the e-waste issue in its entirety, rather than through the lens of a specific discipline.
Considering that e-waste poses most diverse challenges, including environmental, economic and social aspects, where all stakeholders need to participate in the development and even more in the implementation of solutions, EWAM addresses both policymakers and government officials as well as small and medium sized companies (mostly recyclers, collectors and refurbishers) with an intended focus on developing/transition countries.
The vision for the EWA is to be the foremost forum available for stakeholders involved in e-waste system design as well as implementing solutions to share their knowledge, interact with experts and develop collaborative partnerships fostering high long-term, sustainable solutions and approaches on all policy-related areas related in e-waste - from policy to technology to economics to social aspects.