Today, in conjunction with our Balkan partners the Balkans E-Waste Management Advocacy Network (BEWMAN), we launched a guide on how to conduct e-waste and electronics advocacy. We hope the 52 page comprehensive guide will provide civil society actors with the information and tools required to push for change to minimise the environmental, health and social impacts of electronics and e-waste.
The guide was presented on the 30th September at the UN’s Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi, Kenya and it is now freely available online at the following link: http://www.computeraid.org/uploads/Electronics_and_e-waste_booklet_for_advocacy.pdf
The guide was authored by Computer Aid’s former Environmental Advocacy Officer, Haley Bowcock. It has been designed to introduce both the concept of advocacy and the steps required, to develop an effective campaign for positive change in policy and practice in the area of electronics and e-waste. It contains practical information for communication to politicians, the media and the general public and details the e-waste lobbying strategies of other civil society organisations in the EU. The guide is currently available in six languages; English, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Albanian and Bulgarian.
Click here to download the guide
The guide is intended for NGOs and civil society organisations wanting to make a positive change to e-waste policy and practice in their countries