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An Introduction to E-waste Policy

Course

Self-paced e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

International Telecommunication Union

Course details

Length
1.5 hours
Effort
1.5 hours
Level
Introductory
Language
English
Certificate
Yes
Price
Free

Course summary

This self-paced course aims to support national stakeholders in developing national Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) policy and regulation.

About this course

This self-paced course aims to support national stakeholders in developing national Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) policy and regulation. In addition to an introduction and overview, the course consists of the following four modules: 1) Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), 2) Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), 3) Financial Management, and 4) Government Stakeholder Groups and Interests. The course is estimated to take less than 1.5 hours to complete. Participants will receive a badge certifying successful completion if the course was passed at 60% or higher.

The course is available in English and French.

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Target audience

This self-paced course is aimed at Member States’ and stakeholders interested in e-waste policy development. This course will touch upon the interests of different stakeholders, including local authorities, customs and finance, health and education, ICT regulation, environmental protection, trade and commerce, standards and statistics. This self-paced introduction aims at preparing stakeholders for WEEE policy development.

Learning objectives

  • Present the global challenge of managing WEEE;
  • Explore the concept of extended producer responsibility regulation (EPR);
  • Present different financing systems for WEEE management;
  • Explore government related roles and responsibilities in WEEE management.

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