E-waste Academy – Managers Edition (EWAM)

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The EWAM – Managers Edition is a global forum for stakeholders involved in the practical design and implementation of e-waste management solutions, offering a platform to exchange best practices, discuss existing challenges among practitioners and support better-informed decision-making.

From the 23rd to 26th of May 2022, over 30 policymakers and government officials, representatives from 13 Latin American countries and international experts will come together for the eighth edition of the EWAM. This EWAM will be held in a virtual form open and free online using the Zoom platform with simultaneous translation in English and Spanish.

This EWAM includes a 4-day intensive workshop, focused on tackling the e-waste challenges in the region. It will be carried out by the Sustainable Cycles (SCYCLE) Programme — hosted by the UNU Vice Rectorate in Europe (UNU-VIE) and UNITAR, in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), as a contribution of the project PREAL. The project PREAL aims at Strengthening National Initiatives and Enhancement of Regional Cooperation for the Environmentally Sound Management of POPs in Waste of Electronic or Electrical Equipment (WEEE) in Latin-American Countries.

The EWAM participants will represent countries with a diverse mix of e-waste management systems from different regions around the world, but especially from Central and South America. Although a few countries in the Latin-American region have established formalized e-waste management systems, backed by specific legislation, most of the countries are in the process of drafting and developing legislation and infrastructure.

With presentations from renowned regional and international e-waste experts, participants will learn about:

  • Foundations and principles of e-waste, policy management and legislation
  • Operational and technical aspects
  • Raising awareness on the mismanagement of e-waste and its effects
  • Standards and transboundary movements
  • Panel discussions on the circular economy, informal sector and other relevant topics, which will include regional governmental representatives, local and regional PRO and other relevant stakeholders.

To attend the EWAM 2022 edition you can register at this link:


Additional information can be found at the projects’ main website, and for previous EWAM edition you can check at www.ewasteacademy.org.

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