The Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for the African Region (BCCC-Africa) on the 18-20 January, 2023 organized a training workshop for enforcement agencies and critical stakeholders.

The capacity building exercise was to train enforcement agents and critical stakeholders on the application the Basel Convention Technical Guideline on the distinction between Waste and non-waste Electrical Electronic Equipment. Those in attendance included representatives of the:

(i) Nigerian Customs Service (NCS)

(ii) Nigera Environmental Standards Regulation & Enforcement Agency (NESREA)

(iii) Nigeria Shippers Council,

(iv) Council for freight forwarding in Nigeria

(v) Federal Ministry of Environment 

(vi) Lagos State Ministry of Environment 

(vii) Nigerian Ports Authority

(viii) Private E-waste recycling Companies

(ix) E-waste Producer Responsibilty Organization of Nigeria

(x) and Relevant Trade Associations

The Workshop also included a visit to the TinCan Island Port where participants were welcomed by Members of the NCS. During the visit to the TinCan Island Ports, Prof. Percy Onianwa presented copies of the Technical Guidelines to the NCS. Participants were also allowed to visit the Ashaye Scannig site where shipping containers are inspected using a mobile X-ray scanner.

see pictures from the Workshop and visit to the TinCan Island Port by clicking here

See newspaper aricle for further reading: https://tribuneonlineng.com/how-basel-conventions-technical-guidelines-can-enhance-management-of-e-waste/

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