The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister (EAC-PM) of Republic of India and the Office of Principal Scientific Advisor, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, with the support of the United Nations University (UNU), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), are organizing a Policy Awareness Workshop on E-waste, which will take place in Hyderabad, India, from 27 to 29 November 2019.
The workshop will bring together key stakeholders from across India, specifically targeting the managers and representatives with a level of seniority from ministries, government departments, government agencies, state and local level, the private sector and academia. Other institutions and individuals that are interested in building their capacity related to e-waste are also welcome to participate.
The workshop will focus on understanding e-waste in the 3P – people-planet-prosperity dimensions in India through a strategic perspective, linking marquee programmes with ongoing activities of Government of India. It will help provide insights on the current status; technical, economic, environmental and social issues and drivers; opportunities to overcome current and future challenges; policy tools and implementation actions to take forward recommendations already developed, as well as identify new innovations and synergies across various levels and departmental lines in government given the cross-sectoral nature of the e-waste issue.
- Understand current situation in India and existing challenges among practitioners.
- Facilitate the exchange of knowledge, good-practices, experiences, and lessons learnt from other countries in the region.
- Support better informed decision-making for policy makers and intelligence-based monitoring and regulation.
- Create inter-ministerial and departmental linkages for programmatic collaboration on e-waste.
- Support the development of a wish list and action plan, including roles and responsibilities and the identification of funding gaps and budget sources.
- Mr Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisor , ITU, Bangkok
- Mr Garam Bel, E-waste Officer, ITU, Geneva
- Dr Deepali Sinha Khetriwal, UNU SCYCLE, Mumbai