Caritas Week 2019 : E-waste management [fr]
On November 12th , the French Ambassador to Ghana, Anne Sophie AVÉ, was the guest of honour at the Caritas Ghana Forum "Caritas Week 2019".
The meeting brought together civil society actors, religious congregations and development partners and discussed the topic of "Building stakeholders’ capacity to engage in the implementation of Act 917 on effective E-waste management".
This event is part of the "Care for Common Home" project funded by the Embassy and the PISCCA programme "Innovative projects of civil societies and coalitions of actors".
The aim is to: 1) raise public awareness on ecological and health threat posed by electronic waste; 2) advocate for the enforcement of the Hazardous and Electronic Waste Control and Management Act 917; 3) establish an electronic waste collection centre in Tamale and provide recycling training for vulnerable populations (young people and women) in WEEE waste management.
In addition to the exchange and training sessions, the public had the opportunity to attend a fashion show whose outfits were made with recycled materials by the seamstresses of the City of God association in the Agbogbloshie district. Known as one of the world’s largest e-waste landfills, this parade was an opportunity to show that it could also be a district of great talent.