The workshop attracted more than thirty participants from ten CIS+ countries, including representatives from ICTs ministries and regulators, national statistics offices, ministries of environments and other government agencies dealing with e-waste data (municipalities, ministries and customs), private sector, and academia, as well as representatives from seven international and regional organizations (UNU, UNEP, UBA, ITU, UNIDO, UNSD and UNITAR). The workshop lasted four-days and was held in the UN House, Moscow (Russia).
The goal of the workshop was to strengthen the capacity on e-waste statistics methodologies and data collection in the Commonwealth Independent States, by stressing the importance of sharing experiences, knowledge and challenges in the Region. Participants were provided with and trained on the use of the UNU’s guidelines on e-waste statistics and UNU’s E-waste tools, to help them gathering and start making statistics on new EEE and used EEE put on the market, e-waste generated, environmental sound management of e-waste, and imports and exports monitoring of used EEE and e-waste. The workshop was designed to combine both presentation sessions and group exercises, in order to engage all participants more actively in the statistics methods and in the e-waste challenges, by improving the national and international coordination and by creating a constructive dialogue.