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WEEE Policy Support


It is estimated that 39% of all countries are covered by e-waste (WEEE) policy, legislation or regulation. To assist Member States to balance their economic and social development with their environmental management, ITU provides a programme dedicated to policy and regulatory development. The programme is guided by ITU’s high-level targets, by 2023 to:​​

An Introduction to E-waste policy online course

This self-paced course aims to support national stakeholders in developing national Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) policy and regulation. In addition to an introduction and overview, the course consists of the following four modules: (1) Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), (2) Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), (3) Financial Management, and (4) Government Stakeholder Groups and Interests. Go to course!

Implementing the EPR Concept in Policies and Regulations for the Sound Management of
E- waste

Member States can request ITU technical assistance and capacity building to support national or regional e-waste  policy developmentIn line with the current Programme of Work (2021 – 2023) on a Circular Economy for Electronics of the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of ITU, this project aims to provide technical assistance to Botswana, Dominican Republic, Namibia, Rwanda, The Gambia, and Uzbekistan in the development of national e-waste management strategies, policies and regulations. The project, a first step in a longer-term policy-level collaboration between ITU and UNEP, implements recognised UNEP and ITU tools for e-waste management and extended producer responsibility (EPR) in the context of policy and regulatory development at the country level.

T​otal number of stakeholders from the
public sector (including
government officials, ministries,
 local authorities, etc.) consulted

Total number of stakeholders from the
private sector consulted 
 50+ companies in the EEE sector
from 4 different countries


National level work and progress​​​