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E-waste Data Support

​​Monitoring and measuring quantities and flows of e-waste is important to assess developments over time, to set and evaluate targets, and identify best practices in policies. Such efforts help tackle the e-waste challenge and drive policies and activities towards a sustainable society and circular economy. ​
​Global E-waste Statistics Partnership
The Global E-waste Statistics Partnership (GESP) was founded in 2017 and is currently being implemented by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations University – Sustainable Cycles Programme (UNU-SCYCLE), and the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA). The GESP is now implemented by ITU and UNITAR-SCYCLE.

The partnership aims to monitor developments of e-waste over time, and to help countries to produce e-waste statistics.  The partnership will inform policy makers, industries, academia, media and the general public by enhancing the understanding and interpretation of global e-waste data and its relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).​​

E-waste Monitors

From ​its establishment, GESP has achieved a series of milestones in its aim for accessible and reliable e-waste statistics. The GESP website is an important resource that allows a contextual framing of e-waste statistics. The website publicly visualizes e-waste indicators on e-waste generated and e-waste formally collected. The map feature also allows to explore country specific data and legislation system.

​E-waste Monitors 

They provide the most comprehensive overview of global e-waste statistics, including an overview of the magnitude of the e-waste challenges in different regions. M​​ore


National and regional workshops on e-waste data and statistics

The GESP has organized national and regional workshops on e-waste data and statistics in various countries. The GESP is currently supporting Malawi, Botswana and Namibia, with the aim to:

Regional capacity-building workshops have been conducted so far in East Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Arabian States. More than 360 people from 60 countries have been trained on the internationally adapted methodology.​

​​Botswa​na​ Namibia
Malawi ​East Africa