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Main Objectives of BCCC-Africa


1.Improving collaboration/communication    among the BaselConvention Regional Centers and stakeholders.

2.Providing and Facilitating capacity building in the region on    the implementation of the Basel Convention and other Multilateral Environmental Agreements on chemicals (Rotterdam, Stockholm, Montreal) and chemical wastes.

3.Preparation and successful realization of projects in capacity building of the Basel Convention Regional Centres

4.Implementing the obligations of the Convention, and
 
5.Environmentally Sound Management of the Basel Convention priority waste streams identified in Africa;

  • Bio-medical / Healthcare waste
  • POPs waste and obsolete stock
  • Equipment containing POPs,
  • Electronic wastes,
  • Mercury waste
  • Obsolete chemicals/pesticides
  • Used oil
  • Used Lead Acid Batteries (ULAB)
  • Used tires

Governance

On inauguration of a Steering Committee, the Centre will be governed by a Steering Committee made up of the Directors of the Basel Convention Regional Centers in the African region, representatives of the Federal Government of Nigeria, one  member  state  representative  from  each  of  the  Basel  Convention  Regional Centres

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The Pan-African Forum on e-Waste

The Pan-African Forum on E-waste was held in in UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, from 12 to 16 March 2012. The forum was a follow up to the recently concluded E-Waste Africa Project.

Read more about the forum