Malcolm Johnson, Director of
the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU [ BIOGRAPHY | SPEECH ]
Hoda Baraka, First Deputy to the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt [ BIOGRAPHY ]
09:45 - 11:00
Session 1 – The Complexity of the E-waste Problem
The electronics industry has revolutionized the world: electrical and electronic products have become globally ubiquitous technologies. The widespread use of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) has raised public awareness of its positive effects such as the reduction of the digital divide, but also of the negative environmental and health effects associated with the inefficient waste management of end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE or e-waste).
This session provided an overview of ongoing efforts to tackle e-waste issues worldwide.
Hossam Allam, Regional Programme Manager of Strategic Concerns Programme at the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) [ BIOGRAPHY ]
Mathias Schluep, Project Manager, Laboratory for Technology and Society, Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), Switzerland [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
Catherine Martial, Environmental Manager, HP [ PRESENTATION ]
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:45
Session 2 – What Are the Next Steps on E-waste Resources?
There have been alarming reports of e-waste mismanagement in many countries, particularly in less developed nations and countries with economies in transition. E-waste is a significant contributor to the ICT industry’s impact on the environment, and urgent global action to address this issue is essential if the industry is to fulfill its commitment to a sustainable future.
This session provided a platform to discuss possible next steps on e-waste.
Cristina Bueti, Advisor on ICTs, Environment and Climate Change, ITU [ BIOGRAPHY ]
Tatiana Terekhova, Programme Officer, Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, United Nations Environment Programme [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
Hossam Allam, Regional Programme Manager of Strategic Concerns Programme at the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]