Regional E-waste Monitor in the CIS plus Georgia, Turkmenistan and Ukraine – Final workshop

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The Regional E-waste Monitor in the CIS plus Georgia, Turkmenistan and Ukraine has reached its conclusive phase and the project partners (UNU/UNITAR and UNEP with the support of UBA and ITU) organized a final online workshop for the official delegates of the countries who took part to the activities.

The online workshop was a follow-up of the first regional meeting held in Moscow in January 2020 and of the webinar conducted in November 2020.

The purposes of the workshop were to:

  • Show and discuss the results of the regional analysis, which will be published in the upcoming Regional E-waste Monitor,
  • Provide a final overview of the progress made in the region about the e-waste situation and nationally produced e-waste statistics through presentations made by participants,
  • Conduct further training on the topics identified as relevant by the national delegates during the previous workshops of the project,
  • Plan possible future activities and developments of the project.

The event took place over three days, Wednesday 29th – Friday 21st May, 2021 and it featured experts’ presentations, including an intervention by WEEE Forum, open discussion moments and Q/A sessions. It was conducted in English and Russian through simultaneous interpretation.

The workshop was attended by around 30 participants, including professionals from National Statistics Offices, Ministries of Environment and other governmental agencies dealing with e-waste data, as well as the private sector.

The project partners took the opportunity to express their gratitude for the commitment showed by the countries delegates along the course of the project. All the participants demonstrated great enthusiasm for the activities conducted and the willingness of being involved in future international projects and further steps at national level to achieve better e-waste collection and management.