UNESCO agencies have organized an African regional workshop on water quality and emerging pollutants in waste water in Accra, Ghana during 25-27 September 2018. The core organizing agencies were UNESCO International Hydrological Programme - International Initiative on Water Quality (IIWQ), Regional Centre for Integrated River Basin Management (RC-IRBM), under the auspices of UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Abuja, UNESCO Office in Accra, and UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP).
The BCCC-Africa has scaled up its micro-scale technology of recycling slag obtained from the recycling of used lead acid batteries (ULAB) by safe incorporation into fired building clay bricks and tiles.
The International Movement of Catholic Students (IMCS Pax Romana) has held a symposium on e-waste management in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on 11 October, 2018,
The Africa Institute for Environmentally Sound Management of Hazardous and Other Wastes, South Africa in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment of Nigeria has organized an inception workshop on “Legal Gap Analysis of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in international Trade”. The workshop was held on 27 September, 2018, at the Rockview Hotel, Wuse 2, Abuja.
Escalating challenges in household waste management across the globe are widely acknowledged and draw attention to the importance of its environmentally sound management, especially regarding its role in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).