E-Waste Academies

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    Capacity development
    Project Manager :
    Ruediger Kuehr

    The E-Waste Academies are two capacity development initiatives of the UNU-IAS Operating Unit in Bonn, Germany (SCYCLE). The E-Waste Academy – Managers Edition (EWAM) aims to be the foremost forum available for stakeholders involved in e-waste system design as well as implementing solutions to share their knowledge, interact with experts and develop collaborative partnerships fostering long-term, sustainable solutions and approaches on all policy-related areas related in e-waste, from policy to technology to economics to social aspects. EWAM offers participants a diverse curriculum in an innovative framework including lectures, workshops, participant presentations, group projects and site visits with an international interdisciplinary faculty and experienced facilitators. In June 2012 the GeSI & StEP E-Waste Academy (EWA) 2012 took place in Accra, Ghana. The E-waste Academy changed its name to E-waste Academy-Managers Edition (EWAM) in January 2013. The second initiative, the E-Waste Academy – Scientists Edition (EWAS) is a pioneering concept in the development of capacity on e-waste research and management to foster multi-stakeholder partnerships and establish opportunities for continued collaboration on e-waste research, policy and management. EWAS brings together young e-waste researchers from around the world, looking at solving the e-waste from different disciplinary perspectives. It aims to be the foremost forum available to young scientists to share their knowledge, interact with experts from academia, industry and policy and to develop collaborative partnerships. Three editions of the EWAS so far, between 2009 and 2011, have been extremely successful.