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Stakeholders engagement on e-waste collection centres begins - Ghana Business News
It included a two-year process of stakeholder participation by policy-makers, industry as well as informal sector representatives, civil society organizations and scientists. Together, the two legal frameworks set the background for a new and innovative strategy towards a sustainable management of e-waste in Ghana. The guidelines were officially presented to the public on 15th February at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra. Based on ambitious international standards and certification frameworks, the new Technical Guidelines were specifically tailored for the needs of the Ghanaian context drawing on good operational practices on the ground. The broad stakeholder group committed in the development of the Technical Guidelines attend the Official Launch Event on 15 February in Accra.
The challenges of waste management in Ghana: EPA’s perspective
The Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium TIPC is a multi-country initiative for Science, Technology and Innovation STI policies that promote transformation of systems and societies to foster environmental sustainability, achieve more equitable income distribution and help address social challenges including gender, inequality, and exclusion. E-waste contributes to air, water, and land pollution, resulting in environmental degradation. Increasing consumption of electronics with its attendant high levels of E-waste has made the management of E-waste in Ghana a societal challenge that requires a new socio-technical solution. Day 1 of the fieldwork involved focus group meetings with key actors; while Day 2 was dedicated to a full day workshop.
Contrary to the ignorant belief that urbanization is the greatest woe of Africa, it is rather the greatest opportunity for development. The increase in population associated with urbanization is a creator of markets and a stimulant of production of goods and services. It is no surprise that almost every business thinks about the urban centres as preferred locations; and cities across the global including London and New York attract the best of businesses, people and resources. In the parlance of welfare economics, the upside of urbanization is a positive externality to urban inhabitants? However, for most developing economies especially in Africa, urbanization appears to produce a contrary effect?