Countdown begins for 2020 ITREALMS e-Waste Dialogue

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LAGOS – Countdown has commenced for the 2020 ITREALMS e-Waste Dialogue slated for Thursday, December 17, 2020 by 9am at the prestigious Welcome Center Hotels, along international road, Lagos.

The dialogue had earlier received backing from the stakeholders in the digital space, including the Nigerian Communications Commission (), Association Licensed Telecom Operations Nigeria () and Internet Exchange Point Nigeria (IXPN) to name a few.

The theme for 2020 Electronic Waste (e-Waste) dialogue, according to the Editor-in-chief ITREALMS , Mr. Remmy Nweke, is “e-Waste in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities.”

Nweke who doubles as the Lead Consulting Strategist ITREALMS inc, said high level experts have been assembled from the nation’s telecom, the Nigerian Communications Commission (), its counterpart at the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Ministry and Association Licensed Telecom of Nigeria () among are gearing up for the event this year.

He also intending participants to come and learn for free how to preserve and dispose of used electrical and electronics as well as the opportunities therein.

, he noted that 2020 ITREALMS e-Waste Dialogue has backings of notable stakeholders including but not limited to telecom regulator, the , industry umbrella body of telecom , and regulators of the .

Equally, he said that contemporary issues of interest have been mapped out for dissection by relevant stakeholders.

ITREALMS , he said, resolved to host the 2020 e-Waste dialogue with assemblage of experts to analyze the Nigeria’s affliction with concerns to the waste associated with the electrical and electronic equipment coming originating from the likes of mobile phones, computers, TV-sets, and fridges to name but a few.

The burden, he said is estimated at 1.1 tonnes of e-waste annually arising from both local and imported Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) which should worry any average stakeholder in a developing economy like Nigeria, among .

As said by him, ITREALMS e-Waste Dialogue aligns with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) organized “Internet Waste Dialogue,” in commemoration of the International eWaste Day (IeWD), held annually.

Nweke industry stakeholders to leverage ITREALMS e-Waste Dialogue by participating actively he disclosed it would be held face-to-face in compliance with COVID-19 protocol, where as there are plans to concurrently host the event virtually here.