Botswana National E-waste Monitor 2024

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This report delineates the current state of e-waste management in Botswana and underscores the significant challenges confronting the country in this domain.
Botswana currently lacks the capacity to efficiently monitor e-waste, which complicates tracking efforts and obstructs the establishment and evaluation of crucial targets necessary for transitioning to a more sustainable and circular economy.

To quantify e-waste stocks and flows in Botswana, the international framework employed for measuring e-waste statistics, along with the e-waste tools developed by the UNITAR Sustainable Cycles Programme (SCYCLE), were utilized. This followed a training workshop conducted in 2021.

Identified challenges in Botswana, such as the absence of a quantification methodology, legislative processes, and overall e-waste management, are outlined. Additionally, the report presents a roadmap with recommendations aimed at enhancing e-waste data quality and availability.

The primary objective of this report is to aid Botswana in identifying best practices in policies, establishing and evaluating appropriate targets, developing improved management programs, maintaining internationally comparable e-waste statistics regularly, and achieving the SDG targets relevant to e-waste management while monitoring progress over time. The establishment of a national e-waste monitor marks the initial step toward ensuring an updated baseline to strengthen the capacity to effectively manage the e-waste sector.


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