Eco Business and Policy Centre - Ghana , West Africa
Projects Activities

The Centre conducts research and is involved in advocacy in green business. It also undertakes training in eco-innovative e-waste business management as well as developing of business plan for e-waste enterprise.

Projects Activities

The following are details of the Centres activities:

a. E-waste inventory assessment
The Eco-BPC carries out data collection and analysis of e-waste generated in the country. The Centre constantly monitors and liaises with EPA and other relevant bodies in the management of E-waste in the country.

b. Identification of appropriate technologies in the management of e-waste
Work to discover various appropriate technologies for the management of e-waste. Some of such technologies have been demonstrated during the technical training programme for MSMEs in Accra, Tema and Kumasi.

c. Green Business advocacy and advisory services
The Centre promotes the adoption of principles, policies and practices that improve the quality of life for customers and employees of E waste business and communities, and the planet.

d. Collaborative research and publication
The Centre collaborates with both international and national institutions to carry out research in e-waste. The Centre collects and keep database of research work conducted in e-waste and green business. It publishes a quarterly online journal known as Journal of Green Business and Sustainable Development.

e. Development of Business plans, Feasibility and Technical Studies
The Centre carries out market, finance, operational and technical feasibility for the establishment of Eco-Innovative MSMEs including Buy Back Centres.

f. Developing policy recommendations towards an enabling environment for e-waste management in Ghana
Develops policy brief on the sustainability of the activities in the e-waste sector and how to incorporate green business development in entrepreneurship training in Universities. The Eco-BPC continues to focus on formulating clear policy recommendations needed to create, regulate and monitor the market for e-waste exchange in Ghana.

g. Capacity building and Entrepreneurship training for MSMEs
Training activities were organized for MSMEs in business skills. These included issues on identifying and evaluating opportunities, records keeping, marketing and operations management for small firms. As part of this training programme a simple recording keeping tool was developed for the enterprises to be used to record their daily business activities.

h. Monitoring and evaluation
The Centre undertakes occasional monitoring of MSMEs in the E-waste sector.

Projects Accomplished

a. Trained over 150 MSMEs in the following:
- Business planning
- Records keeping
- Health and safety
b. Developed E-waste Management Model
c. Developed Business Model for Eco-Innovative MSMEs
d. E-waste Dismantling Guide Book
e. Two Policy Briefs Published
f. Held Stakeholder Workshops
g. Introduced one academic course
h. Developed a Journal on Green Business and Sustainable Development.