Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines

E-waste Management in Ghana: From Grave to Cradle

17/09/2018 - 17:16
Public Health and Social Protection

The overall objective of this project is to improve e-waste management in Ghana for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP).

Through an integrated multi-stakeholder approach, the project will promote sustainable growth, alleviate poverty, increase human well-being and prevent environmental pollution.

The specific objective of the project is to contribute to an effective implementation of the Ghanaian Hazardous and Electronic Waste Control and Management Act (Act 917) by fostering formalisation of informal Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs), establishing a collection mechanism for e-waste, disseminating best practices through capacity building and training of trainers, providing decision support and creating awareness among the key target groups of the project.

Target Groups

Informal MSMEs in e-waste recycling, collection and dismantling business, formal sector associations, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of consumer electronics, technical institutions as well as government authorities.

Final beneficiaries

Informal workers, e-waste workers and their families, MSME employees, local communities, governmental bodies and public officials as well as households.


Total Cost (EUR): 1 333 220.00

EU contracted amount (EUR): 1 199 898.00

Duration: January 2018 - December 2022

Implementing organisation: University of Cape Coast

Funding Instrument: DCI - Environment and sustainable management of natural resources including energy

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