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GeSI and StEP e-Waste Academy


Date: 25 Jun - 29 Jun 2012

Venue: Accra, Ghana

Application Deadline:
15 January 2012

Co-Organized by: StEP Secretariat, UNU-ISP Operating Unit SCYCLE & Global e-Sustainability Initiative


Brochure (1.2MB)

Call for Application (388KB)

The GeSI & StEP E-Waste Academy (EWA)
aims 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 long-term, sustainable solutions and approaches on all policy-related areas related in e-waste from policy to technology to economics to social aspects.The envisaged target group will comprise policymakers, government officials as well as SMEs from western Africa (mostly recyclers & refurbishers), ensuring a mix of different countries, backgounds and experiences.

EWA offers participants a diverse curriculum in an innovative framework including lectures, workshops, participant presentations, group projects and site visits with an international interdisciplinary faculty and experienced facilitators in order to:

  • Establish a platform for exchange of best practices between participants
  • Snapshot into the current status of e-waste policy in the respective countries
  • Foster an interactive atmosphere of knowledge sharing and practical first-hand experiences, supporting better informed decision making
  • Get feedback and advice from e-waste experts and fellow policymakers
  • Establish a sustaining network for continued interaction after EWA

The GeSI and StEP e-Waste Academy is co-organized by StEP, UNU-ISP and GeSI as founders and co-sponsored by GeSI, NVMP and UNIDO.

Date & Venue

The EWA will be hosted by United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) and will take place at their premises at the campus in Accra, Ghana starting on Monday 25 June till Friday 29 June 2012.

Participation Fee

Participant fee, per person, is 700€ for policymakers and governmental officials. For SMEs the fee is 300€ but sponsorship is available based on individual needs. Participant fee will cover all lunches, joint dinners and site visits for the entire duration of the EWA. Travel and accommodation grants are available on request, based on assessment of individual needs.


All applicants shall submit to a completed application form, downloadable here. Application form can be and should be submitted in English. The primary language of EWA will be English.

Participants will be selected by a technical committee according to their motivation and commitment, involvement in decisionmaking processes or relevance to their business.

The call for applications closes on 15 January 2012. Notification to selected
participants will be by 28 February 2012 and require registrations and full payment by 18 March 2012 to confirm participation.


StEP Secretariat, UNU-ISP Operating Unit SCYCLE
UN Campus, Hermann-Ehlers-Str.10, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Tel:+49-228-815-0213/-0271 Fax: +49-228-815-0299