About E- MAGIN

Work Packages

The project is built around 5 Work Packages; all of them will be completed by the end of 2021.

The first work package includes a value chain assessment for e- waste in Ghana and a best practise analysis. Interviews with representatives of best- practise initiatives and studies of MSMES in the target region will be conducted. The results will be presented in a value chain assessment report and a best- practise compendium report. The collected data will be fed in reports and those will be the basis for any further actions and work packages.

Second will be the creation and reactivation of Trade Associations, as a first step towards formalizing the e- waste management sector. Across the target regions 8 MSME associations will be reactivated or, if not already in place, freshly created. All of them will be registered with the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), thus a legal status under the Hazardous and Electronic Waste Control Management Act 2016, Act 917 will be secured.  120 MSME collectors, dismantlers and recyclers will sign agreements to comply with regulations that ensure that e-waste collected by participating MSMEs is stored, disassembled or recycled under decent EHS conditions. Three cross- regional events will held to accompany the formalization activities.

The third work package focusses on the (Re-) establishment of collection centres, which not only includes an increase in the recycling capacities, but also further formalization (registration with EPA) and a significant improvement of the working conditions of 400 people employed in the sector (health insurance cover via registered recyclers). A total of 40 collection centres and take back schemes will be implanted with a capacity of the collection and preparation for close- loop- reuse or recycling of 500 MT E- waste. Three workshops will support the activities and provide information and guidance to the targeted entrepreneurs regarding the financial, physical and logistical requirements for establishing take-back systems and safe collection centres for storage and administration of e-waste.

The fourth step focusses on capacity building measures as well as the training of trainers and follows- up on the formalization of recycling activities though the instalment of trade associations. 14 capacity building workshops will be held across all target regions with socially developed teaching material covering topics as the selection of appropriate legal forms, the design of agreements and statutes of formal sector associations, frequencies and localities of interaction as well as allocations of rights and responsibilities. Using the information gathered during the first work package, a pocket manual for EHS measures in E- waste management will be developed and explained and distributed during the workshops.

Finally policy dialogue and dissemination is brought to the agenda in the course of the fifth, and last work package. Cross- regional multi stakeholder events will put a spotlight on e- waste management in Ghana. Considering the Hazardous and Electronic Waste Control and Management Act, Act 917, governmental institutions and industry bodies will be sensitized for the matter and the importance and key leverage points to foster formalisation of the informal sector will be emphasized. Three national conferences for parliamentarians, ministry representatives and executive policy makers on e-business in Ghana will be arranged to provide a platform for knowledge exchange and information about best practices and lessons learned during earlier parts of the Action. Households and consumers will be targeted with a sequence of awareness raising events, also promoting safe e- waste disposal practises.