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Review the E-Waste Management Project conducted in Ethiopia
Time: 2015-03-01 11:33:47     Author: Administrator

The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and UNIDO with funding from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) have launched the “E-waste Management Project in Ethiopia” (EWaMP Ethiopia) in April 2013. The project aims to establish an e-waste management system that prevents the risks for public health and the environment and losses of valuable and scarce resources. A main objective of the project is to upscale the Government-owned Electronics Demanufacturing Facility (DMF) in Akaki close to Addis Ababa. The DMF has been collecting and dismantling mainly IT and accessories, communication and consumer equipment from Federal Government offices and international organizations in Ethiopia. The DMF produces and stockpiles materials from its dismantling operations, which need to be sold to local, regional or international markets. UNIDO commissioned this study to analyze national and international downstream markets for the above fractions, to link the DMF to these downstream markets, and to align the quality of the fractions and the business conditions to the market requirements. In parallel to the work in this task force, the Government has been developing new rules stipulating that public entities have to sell their metal scraps via the Public Procurement and Property Disposal Service (PPPDS), which operates under the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. The PPPDS sets the prices and selects the buyers of the metal scraps.

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