Publication - Baseline Assessment on Electronic Waste Management and Extended Producer Responsibility in Displacement Settings in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda
and rebuild their lives (UNHCR, 2019). In the ‘Global Strategy for Sustainable Energy 2019-2024’, UNHCR states that “all refugees, host communities and support structures should be able to satisfy their energy needs in a sustainable manner, without fear or risks to their health, well-being and personal security, while ensuring the least possible environmental impact” (UNHCR, 2019). Sustainable and cost-efficient energy solutions are recognised as being able to increase the self-reliance of vulnerable people and release social tensions. Therefore, giving access to safe sustainable energy to those in displacement settings and surrounding communities is of paramount importance.
Based on all the analysis, a set of recommendations and actions were designed at different levels. At global level, for UNHCR to develop an e-waste management strategy, at national level, to improve the lack of regulations tackling e-waste in the targeted countries, and finally, at settlement level to improve the e-waste situation on site. These recommendations were complemented by a business-driven scenario based on the case study of Rhino Camp in Uganda, clearly outlining the different steps required to efficiently and rapidly improve the e-waste situation in settlement context and including the operations, the stakeholders, the enforcement and control as well asthe financial mechanism required for a successful implementation.