About GESP

The Global E-waste Statistics Partnership (GESP) was founded in 2017 by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations University (UNU),  and the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA). The objectives of the Partnership are to monitor developments of e-waste over time, and to help countries to produce e-waste statistics. The initiative will inform policy makers, industries, academia, media and the general public by enhancing the understanding and interpretation of global e-waste data and its relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Partnership:

  • Collects and improves worldwide e-waste statistics
  • Enhances the understanding and interpretation of global e-waste data
  • Improves the quality of e-waste statistics by guiding countries and building national capacity through e-waste statistics trainings
  • Raises awareness and communicates the data to the general public and relevant stakeholders

How this partnership could help you?

Show that your organization takes the work towards solutions of the e-waste challenge seriously and therefore become part of the Global E-waste Monitor success story!

  • Benefit from early access to latest e-waste data for your relevant markets
  • Enhance your e-waste network through the project’s global outreach via project partners and workshops
  • Take part in our workshops
  • Show your support with your logo on the publications and at events

Some of the key achievements the GESP  between 2017 and 2020 include:

  • Publication of the second and third editions of the Global E-waste Monitor in 2017 and 2020.
  • Establishment of this website (globalewaste.org) to publicly visualise the most relevant e-waste indicators on e-waste generated and e-waste formally collected.
  • Organised national and regional workshops on e-waste statistics in various countries. Regional capacity-building workshops have been conducted so far in East Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Arabian States. More than 360 people from 60 countries have been trained on the internationally adapted methodology.
  • Between 2017 and 2019, 9 countries (apart from EU countries) have started compiling e-waste statistics using the harmonised measurement framework, and most have obtained satisfactory results.
  • Publication of the second edition of “E-waste Statistics: Guidelines for classification, reporting and indicators”.