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Specific Regional Mandate of BCCC-Africa

The Centre has the mandate to:

Serve as Centre of excellence for improved capacity building and service delivery at the regional level on hazardous waste issues and facilitating the coordination of the activities of the three Basel Convention Regional Centres for training and technology transfer hosted in South Africa, Senegal and Egypt.This coordinating role is in accordance with the Decision 111/19 of the conference of parties to the Basel Convention.

Provide structural support in policy development and harmonised direction to the regional centres (BCRCs) in Egypt, South Africa and Senegal through among other means training, networking, the integration of standards, systems, capacity building programs, technology identification/adaptation and transfer toward the achievement of environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes in the region.

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.

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