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Forum on “Turning the E-waste Challenge into an Opportunity”

Forum on "Turning the E-waste Challenge into an Opportunity"

Nassau, The Bahamas, 15 December 2015


E-waste is one of the world’s fastest-growing waste streams, with an estimated 42-million metric tons generated in 2014. Developing countries are known to bear the largest e-waste burden. Often ill-equipped to treat e-waste efficiently, these countries have first-hand experience of the adverse effects of e-waste on the environment and on the health of citizens.

This forum will provide an overview of general principles for e-waste management, including relevant processes and technologies and an overview of policies, strategies and regulatory frameworks that have been successful in promoting the environmentally sustainable management of e-waste worldwide.

This forum is jointly organized by Basel Convention Regional Centers for South America and the Caribbean, ECLAC, ITU, UNESCO, UNIDO and UNU.


Day 2, 15 December 2015

​08:30 - 09:00Registration
​09:00 - 09:15​Opening Ceremony
​09:15 - 10:30Session 1: Addressing the E-Waste Challenge: Role of Policies and Standards

Moderator: Ahmad Khan, Basel Convention Regional Centre for the Caribbean Region [ Biography ]

Questions and Answers

​10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
​11:00 - 12:30​​Session 2: Sustainable Management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment in Latin America and the Caribbean

 Moderator: Alfredo Cueva, UNIDO

Questions and Answers

​12:30 - 14:00 ​Lunch Break
​14:00 - 15:00 Session 3: The Future of E-Waste: Framing Efficient Recycling Models

Moderator:  Bahamas          

Questions and Answers

​15:00 - 15:30 ​Coffee Break
​15:30 - 16:30Session 4: Let's not Waste our E-Waste: Turning E-Waste into an Advantage 

 Moderator: Daniela Torres, Consultant, ITU [ Biography ]


Questions and Answers

​16:30 - 17:00Closing Remarks
​18:00 - 20:00

Reception kindly offered by the Government of the Commonwealth of Bahamas

Official Opening Remarks
Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister, The Commonwealth of The Bahamas