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Programme

ITU Workshop on Environmentally Sound Management of E-waste
Durban, South Africa, 9 July 2013

Contact: tsbworkshops@itu.int

TUESDAY, 9 July 2013

 
08:30 - 09:30

Registration

09:30 - 09:40​

Opening

09:40 - 10:00​

Keynote speech

10:00 - 10:30

​Coffee Break

​10:30 - 12:00
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 will provide an overview of ongoing efforts to tackle e-waste issues worldwide.
 
ModeratorPaolo Gemma, Chairman of Working Party 3 of ITU-T Study Group 5 and Chairman of the Workshop [ Biography
 
Speakers:
 
12:00 - 13:00​
Session 2 - The Role of Policies and Standards in E-waste Management: What Are the Next Steps on E-waste Resources ?
 
ITU will present, inter alia, ITU-T Recommendations related to e-waste management including its universal charger standard as well as the Toolkit on End of Life Management for ICT Equipment which is part of the ITU’s Environmental Sustainability Toolkit.
 
This session will provide a platform to discuss possible next steps on e-waste and will also discuss the importance of legal and regulatory frameworks on e-waste issues.
 
ModeratorPaolo Gemma, Chairman of Working Party 3 of ITU-T Study Group 5 and Chairman of the Workshop [ Biography
  
Speakers:
 
​13:00 - 14:30

Lunch Break

14:30 - 15:00

Open Discussion

​15:00 - 15:15

Closing Ceremony

16:00 - 17:30​

Excursion

18:00 - 20:00

Outdoor Dinner

 *To be confirmed