Electronic Waste Management: A Promising Employment Opportunity for Youth in Uganda

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
What is it?

It sheds light on how the electronic waste management can boost youth employment in Uganda and the esbalished ecosystem led by the government of Uganda to facilitate its adequate and sustainable e-waste management. 

HIGHLIGHTS

The Government of Uganda has put in place a legal, regulatory, and institutional framework to facilitate its adequate and sustainable e-waste management. These policies are instituted in different instruments. These include the National Environment Act, 2019, the National Environment (waste management) Regulations 2020, the E-Waste Management Policy 2012, the E-Waste Management Strategic Plan, and the E-Waste Guidelines 2016. A national steering committee on e-waste management, comprising of the relevant key stakeholders in the e-waste management value chain, has been in place since 2016.

In June 2021, the government, through the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) and National Enterprise Corporation (NEC), launched the National E-waste Management Facility. The facility will collect, sort, dismantle,  recycle and dispose off e-waste at Luweero Industries Limited.