NamiGreen E-waste was invited by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology of Namibia (MICT) to speak that E-waste Management Workshop to present an overview of the private sector dealing with e-waste in Namibia
On October 31st 2019, NamiGreen gave a presentation of the challenges dealing with e-waste in Namibia. The presentation was hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology of Namibia (MICT).
The aim of the workshop was to discuss challenges and opportunities for dealing with electronic waste in Namibia.
The Government of Namibia represented by
- the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET)
- the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT)
- the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MHSS),
- the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development (MURD)
is implementing a National E-waste Management Policy to effectively deal with the growing amounts of e-waste in Namibia.
Challenges of dealing e-waste in Namibia includes long distances, lack of awareness and thereof small amounts of e-waste. As a company working with electronic waste you need volumes to make it a profitable business and to get to the volumes, awareness must be raised. Next, since Namibia is large country (4000 km from North to South), proper logistics and transportation must be in place.
Other prominent speakers at the workshop besides the CEO of NamiGreen Mr. Per Hansen, was
- Mr. Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana, Executive Director, MICT -
- Ms. Elizabeth Ujarura Kamutuezu, Deputy Director of IPRM, MICT - www.mict.gov.na
- Ms. Linda Nandjila Aipinge, Director of ICT Development, MICT - www.mict.gov.na
- Mr. Garam Bel, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) - www.itu.int
- Mr. David Rochat, Sofies, www.sofiesgroup.com
NBC Namibia (www.nbc.na) was filming at the workshop and put together a 3 minute overview of the day. See more here:
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