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August 7th and 8th, 2019: Regional Policy Roundtables

E-MAGIN holds regional Policy Roundtables in Koforidua and Ho

Policy Roundtables in Ho
The The E-MAGIN project has started to roll out regional policy round tables which bring together decisions makers, including regional representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Municipal, Metropolitan and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and leaders from Scrap Dealer Associations. The objective of these workshops is to identify common challenges, potential solutions and required resources for the establishment collection centres and the process of formalisation in Ghana’s informal e-waste economy. Two initial round table discussions were conducted on August 7th in Koforidua (Eastern Region) and August 8th in Ho (Volta Region). The events witnessed active participation of more than 20 stakeholders from different backgrounds. “With these events we hope to make an active contribution to the implementation of Act 917 and LI2250 which will ultimately be to the benefit of Ghana and its people”, Mr Lambert Faabeloun, Director of Ghana National Cleaner Production Centre, said in the run-up to the events. In attendance were the Eastern and Volta Regional Directors of EPA, Mr Felix Addo-Kyire and Mr. Benjamin Oppong Darkwa respectively. The next event is scheduled to take place in early November in Accra, with further events following over the course of 2020. The policy round tables will inform the formulation of recommendations for local decision makers from EPA and MMDAs and will be published in form of policy briefs upon completion of the consultation process.


May 28th, 2019: Value Chain Report Publication

E-MAGIN Project: Value Chain Assessment Report published!

The Value Chain Assessment Report #MoneyDeyforBorla report is out now! This report represents one of the first major outputs of the E-MAGIN project. Based on more than 120 data points from qualitative interviews and quantitative rapid assessments, the report delivers an assessment of the current status of e-waste management in Ghana followed by a deep-dive of the value chain in qualitative and quantitative terms. Check it out under the following link.

April 9th, 2019: Article published by "E-MAGIN Facebook Page"

E-MAGIN Project: second review meeting held

The managers of the European Union's Electrronic Waste Management (E-MAGIN) project in Ghana, have held their second meeting to review the project. The review meeting was used to evaluate the activities of the first year of the project and to plan for the next phase of the project. For more information visit the E-MAGIN Facebook page.

September 6th, 2018: Article published by "B&FT online"

E-MAGIN holds e-waste workshop for scrap dealers and electronic repairers

Professor Rosemond Boohene, the Project Coordinator of E-Waste Management Ghana (E-MAGIN) has said the use of electrical and electronic equipment and the high rate of obsolescence of the equipment leads to an increased generation of e-waste. [more]

February 15, 2018: Article published by "Recycling International"

Ghana taking the next step in electronics recycling

Africa: The European Union is to invest Euro 1.2 million in Ghana's 'E-MAGIN' electronics recycling project over the next four years.

The initiative, which will be implemented in eight regions across the country, has been launched in the country’s capital Accra by environment, science, technology and innovation minister Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng. The project aims to improve the formalisation of Ghana’s e-scrap management, thus providing legitimate and safe jobs for thousands of people. [more]

February 12, 2018: Article published in the "Business & Financial Times"

EU provides 1.2 million euros to promote e-waste management in Ghana

The European Union (EU) is providing 1.2 million Euros to fund the E-Waste management in Ghana (E-MAGIN Ghana) project over the next four years.

The project will be implemented in 8 regions to promote the formalisation of the e-waste management industry to provide legitimate and safe jobs for the thousands of people who handle e-waste in the country. [more]