5 November 2022
Capacity Building for e-Waste Management to Discuss at COP27

A panel discussion titled “Capacity Building for e-Waste Management” is organized on November 15 as part of the agenda of the Energy Day of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 27) in Sharm El Sheikh. It is held at 01:00-02:15 PM at MCIT Pavilion in the Green Zone. The session will be streamed online via: https://zoom.us/j/94724693973.
It will be joined by senior officials from the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), World Resources Forum (WRF) and World Resources Institute.
The panel discussion will address the national efforts of promoting the safe treatment and proper management of e-waste and hazardous materials. The positive economic impact of the proper management of e-waste, including the creation of green jobs and recovery of precious metals, will also be explored.
In addition, the session will highlight how Egypt has been working to establish a safe e-waste treatment industry by qualifying human resources to work in that field, developing a curriculum for e-waste management, and cooperating with international partners to improve e-waste management and adopt safer practices in this area.
Egypt is also a partner in Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI), a program aimed at building capacity for sustainable e-waste recycling. SRI is implemented in collaboration with Switzerland and WRF.
Furthermore, the session will provide a platform for sharing experiences on the challenges and opportunities of developing capacity curriculum for qualifying personnel working in the e-waste sector.
COP 27 is hosted in the city of Sharm El Sheikh on November 6-18. The conference has four key goals: mitigation, adaptation, finance and collaboration. COP 27 is a golden opportunity for promoting international climate action and unifying the demands of African and developing countries, particularly when it comes to issues of adaptation to the effects of climate change.

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