East Africa Regional E-waste Data Validation Workshop

Date: 11th October 2022 - 14th October 2022
Facilitators: Vanessa Forti, Rosie McDonald
Tags: Burundi Kenya Rwanda South Sudan Uganda United Republic of Tanzania


In collaboration with the EACO secretariat, ITU and the UNITAR-SCYCLE are providing technical assistance to EACO member states through the 'EACO Regional E-waste Data Harmonization' project. The project will support the relevant strategic actions of the Regional E-waste Management Strategy, notably to track progress and its achievement and to harmonize the collection of e-waste data regionally. This will eventually result in a central database on e-waste within the EACO secretariat. The project, in collaboration with the East Africa Communications Association (EACO) and UNITAR aims at harmonizing the collection of data on e-waste through household and business surveys.


The East Africa regional e-waste data validation workshop took place from the 12 – 14 October in Nairobi, Kenya to ensure harmonization of data collected at the national level in Kenya, Burundi, Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda, including from household and business surveys piloted in Kenya and Burundi. This will help facilitate the preparation of the East Africa E-waste Baseline report which will include the validated data from this workshop. The data will help to improve comparability between countries and is an important step towards addressing the e-waste challenge since statistics help to evaluate developments over time, set and assess targets, and identify best practices for policies.