The Closing Workshop of the Person-In-the-Port Project hel on the 23rd of May 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria. The closing workshop was meant for stakeholders to meet, share and discuss the major results from the PiP Project, as well as propose further actions on managing UEEEs and WEEEs soundly in Nigeria.

The Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for the African Regionin Ibadan, Nigeria, and the United Nations University in Bonn, Germany initiated the StEP project “Person-in-the-Port” (PiP), with funding and support fromUS-EPA, the German Senior Expert Service,and the Electronic Recyclers International(ERI) in Fresno, USA to obtain more reliable information about quantities and qualities of the UEEE imports into Nigeria.The project hired an expert (referred to as Person in the Port, or PiP) for the assessmentof UEEE imports via the Tin CanIsland Port Complex (TCIPC) and LagosPort Complex Apapa (LPCA) in Lagos,Nigeria, which are the hubs of UEEEimports in Nigeria.

The results of the data gathered during the project point to imports of about 60,000 tonnes of UEEE per annum.

These results were presented at a closing workshop on Tuesday, 23rd of May, 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria.

The closing working was meant for stakeholders to meet, share and discuss the major results from the PiP Project, as well as propose further actions on managing UEEEs and WEEEs soundly in Nigeria.

The Workshop had in participation, representatives of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Environment, National Environmental Standards Regulatory and Enforcement Agency, Nigerian Customs Service, Nigerian Ports Authority, United Nations University, Association of Vendors of Used Computer and other Allied Products, Lagos State Environment and Waste Management Authority and Private Sector Companies operating in the UEEE sector. The final report of the Project was was first presented in Brussels at the final joint conference of the DOTCOM Waste and BlockWaste projects in November 2017.

Download full Report of the Project: http://collections.unu.edu/eserv/UNU:6349/PiP_Report.pdf.

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