The Global Digital Solidarity Fund

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Information about The Global Digital Solidarity Fund

Published on June 13, 2008

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European Forum "Sharing initiatives for a green and connected city" - 27 May 2008 - Committee of the Regions, Brussels

The Global Digital Solidarity Fund Presentation to the Committee of the Regions of the EU Brussels 27 may 2008 Cissé KANE Projects Manager, DSF

The Global Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF) The DSF, one of the major outcomes of the WSIS and WSLA is dedicated to bridge the digital divide throughout the World Launched in 2005 New type of Organisation : State Governments, Local Authorities, Private Sector and Civil Society are founding members New financial mechanism : the 1% digital solidarity contribution

The DSF, one of the major outcomes of the WSIS and WSLA is dedicated to bridge the digital divide throughout the World

Launched in 2005

New type of Organisation : State Governments, Local Authorities, Private Sector and Civil Society are founding members

New financial mechanism : the 1% digital solidarity contribution

The Global Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF) Telemedecine and tele-education programs in Africa, Latin America and Asia E-waste management Program in Africa E-collect Program (Re-use of second hand computers for education and training programs) 1000 telemedecine units program in Africa E-education program to be launched very soon Receiving many request for funding from all over the world

Telemedecine and tele-education programs in Africa, Latin America and Asia

E-waste management Program in Africa

E-collect Program (Re-use of second hand computers for education and training programs)

1000 telemedecine units program in Africa

E-education program to be launched very soon

Receiving many request for funding from all over the world

E-waste management program in Africa Annually more than 50 millions tones of e-waste is generated e-Waste contains both valuable materials, as well as highly toxic substances These substances are being manipulated by people from the informal sector, often in an inappropriate way

Annually more than 50 millions tones of e-waste is generated

e-Waste contains both valuable materials, as well as highly toxic substances

These substances are being manipulated by people from the informal sector, often in an inappropriate way

E-waste management program in Africa ☞ managed inappropriately, electronic and electrical waste can be a threat for public health and the environment

☞ managed inappropriately, electronic and electrical waste can be a threat for public health and the environment

Partners of the e-waste program Hewlett Packard Corporation (HP) – World Leading IT Company Empa – Swiss Materials Science & Technology Research Institute Global Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF) – International Financial Organization for The Digital Solidarity

Hewlett Packard Corporation (HP) – World Leading IT Company

Empa – Swiss Materials Science & Technology Research Institute

Global Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF) – International Financial Organization for The Digital Solidarity

Objectives of the programme Assess e-waste management situation in Kenya, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia • Support replicable pilot project for the processing of e-waste in South Africa

Assess e-waste management situation in Kenya, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia

• Support replicable pilot project for the processing of e-waste in South Africa

Outcomes • Public Health and the Environment : Protect the people of Africa and their environment from the damaging effects of e-waste • Digital Solidarity : through training and capacity building • Safety and jobs creation : Make the e-waste processing sector more viable by creating jobs and seeking to improve working conditions in this sector.

• Public Health and the Environment : Protect the people of Africa and their environment from the damaging effects of e-waste

• Digital Solidarity : through training and capacity building

• Safety and jobs creation : Make the e-waste processing sector more viable by creating jobs and seeking to improve working conditions in this sector.

Outcomes concrete proposals designed to: Protect the people of Africa and their environment from the damaging effects of e-waste; Make the e-waste processing sector more viable by creating jobs and seeking to improve working conditions in this sector.

concrete proposals designed to:

Protect the people of Africa and their environment from the damaging effects of e-waste;

Make the e-waste processing sector more viable by creating jobs and seeking to improve working conditions in this sector.

Agenda - E-waste program has been launched in : Morocco (Oct 2007) Kenya (November 2007) Senegal (January 2008) South Africa (March 2008) A national E-waste Strategic Committee has been set up in each country Presentation of the results : autumn 08 - Recommendations for future action: Malaga Summit (Oct 2008); WasteCon (Durban), World Conference on Digital Solidarity Lyon 2008

- E-waste program has been launched in :

Morocco (Oct 2007)

Kenya (November 2007)

Senegal (January 2008)

South Africa (March 2008)

A national E-waste Strategic Committee has been set up in each country

Presentation of the results : autumn 08

- Recommendations for future action: Malaga Summit (Oct 2008); WasteCon (Durban), World Conference on Digital Solidarity Lyon 2008

Partnership Need of a global partnership (including cities and regions) to allow access to the information society: it is possible through the DSF Many initiatives on e-waste (assessments) has been identified so far in many countries in Africa Need of a global partnership (including cities and regions) to tackle e-waste management problem in Africa and throughout the world

Need of a global partnership (including cities and regions) to allow access to the information society: it is possible through the DSF

Many initiatives on e-waste (assessments) has been identified so far in many countries in Africa

Need of a global partnership (including cities and regions) to tackle e-waste management problem in Africa and throughout the world

Contacts Tel: + 41 22 979 32 50 Fax: + 41 22 979 32 51 E-mail: [email_address] Website: www.dsf-fsn.org

Tel: + 41 22 979 32 50

Fax: + 41 22 979 32 51

E-mail: [email_address]

Website: www.dsf-fsn.org

Thank you.

Thank you.

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