As the East African markets continue to push towards industrialization of their economies through the establishment of light manufacturing, the issue of proper waste management is continuing to gain importance. The growing volumes of electronic waste are becoming an increasing environmental and health hazard in the region while simultaneously creating new opportunities for an emerging e-waste recycling sector.
GroupMAV was commissioned in mid-2020 to document and analyze the global and regional forces shaping the e-waste recycling sector in East Africa and the ways in which the various industry players are responding to them.
In this whitepaper, part of our MAV20/20 series, we examine East Africa’s e-waste recycling market through the in-depth interviews of 20 industry leaders, including executives at leading recycling companies, electronic device manufacturers, banks, telecom companies, as well as government officials and relevant NGOs.
We would like to thank Afrilex Associates for making the release of this whitepaper possible and for their constant support. Special thanks to our Contributor Sponsors – Ark Associates, CFSK Kenya, eSchools Africa, GAT3WAY, MAVRDC, and TSR Technologies.
We hope you find this whitepaper valuable and enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it.