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The Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment

The Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment

The Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment

The Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment (PACE) is a multi-stakeholder partnership established to address the environmentally sound management of used and end-of-life computing equipment. The multi-stakeholder Working Group, comprised of representatives of personal computer manufacturers, recyclers, international organizations, academia, environmental groups and governments developed the proposed scope of work, terms of reference, financial arrangements, and structure of PACE. The Partnership was launched at the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention, which took place in Bali, Indonesia in June 2008.

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PACE Video

Workshop Nigeria Oct 2015

Objectives of the workshop

  • To raise awareness on the importance of the environmentally sound management of e-waste throughout Africa
  • To enhance participants’ understanding of challenges and solutions related to transboundary movements and the environmentally sound management of e-waste
  • To disseminate technical guidelines and guidance document developed under the Basel Convention and PACE as well as information on policy tools, certification schemes and regional initiatives to manage e-waste in an environmentally sound manner, including success stories to turn wastes into resources, material recovery and recycling;
  • To obtain inputs from participants towards the needs, challenges and opportunities for the environmentally sound management of e-waste in Africa ;
  • To provide opportunities for information exchange and networking among experts, parties and other stakeholders; and
  • To facilitate collection and exchange of best practices with regard to environmentally sound management of e-waste among parties, including information on new technologies and cleaner production methods to prevent and minimize the generation of hazardous e-waste.

Target audience

National officials from 30 countries Africa, who are responsible and/or involved in the e-waste management process at the national level, specifically in the issues related to the Basel Convention. In addition, representatives of Regional Centres in Africa, private sector and the civil society organizations were welcomed to participate in the workshop.

Workshop documents: More information, including the meeting documents will be made available on this page as they become available.

Workshop documents

  • Report
  • Background documents
  • Presentations

Contact information

For questions regarding the training please contact Tatiana Terekhova and Patrick Micheli.