E-waste Policy and Regulation

This module aims to provide a high-level introduction and reference guide to current e-waste regulation as well as provide an understanding of e-waste regulation typologies and their financing mechanism. The seminar will feature a presentation on e-waste regulation in East Africa with highlights from Kenya as well as a panel discussion on the benefits and challenges of markets with or without e-waste regulation. The briefing note will collate and point to existing resources looking at e-waste policy in top off-grid solar markets. It will also provide brief introductory material on e-waste regulation mechanisms and financing options, as well as an explanation on how costs of compliance contribute to responsible e-waste management.