The Consortium brings together multidisciplinary partners and practitioners from EU and non-EU countries impacted by waste crime. The combination of complementary skills and expertise creates the necessary balance to fufil the objectives of the project, while also greatly benefiting from the extended network of each organisation.
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United Nations University (UNU)
The UNU is responsible for the overall coordination of the project and the achievement of the project’s goals. UNU is the leader in the development of curricula for training sessions and will coordinate the capacity building activities. UNU will also contribute to the data collection and analysis, and participate to the dissemination activities.
The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is engaged in policy-oriented research and capacity development focused on sustainability and its social, economic and environmental dimensions. The activities of the institute are in three thematic areas: sustainable societies, natural capital and biodiversity, and global change and resilience. The institute’s research, education and (postgraduate) training combine expertise from a wide range of areas related to sustainability, and engage a global network of scholars and partner institutions. Sustainable Cycles (SCYCLE) is an operating unit of UNU-IAS whose activities are focused on the development of sustainable production, consumption and disposal patterns for electrical and electronic equipment, as well as other ubiquitous goods. UNU-IAS SCYCLE is leading the way in global quantification of e-waste product flows, producing study and possible European legislative proposals on e-waste and contributing to the development of UN-recognized guidelines on e-waste statistics. Moreover, UNU hosts the Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative, a global, multi-stakeholder network consisting of 60+ members from government, OEMs, refurbishers and recyclers, academia, international organizations and NGOs.
For further information, please visit: http://unu.edu/CBRA (Cross-border Research Association)
CBRA will take the lead in the training needs assessment and will also contribute to the risk analysis, the development of training material and the dissemination activities. CBRA will coordinate the project’s communications towards the customs community.
CBRA was formally established in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2005. It is an independent research institute focusing on advanced supply chain security, crime prevention, risk management, cross-border trade and logistics, trade facilitation, coordinated border management, and public-private co-operation research, training and consulting – all this in the context of global supply chains and logistics systems. Other CBRA-competencies include international standardization work, particularly in connection of supply chain security management; development of quantitative models, including cost-benefit analysis; development of e-learning applications; as well as execution of scientific dissemination, particularly in the context of European FP7 and other research projects. CBRA works with both public sector and private sector actors, while carrying out this research, for the benefit of business and government practitioners, policy makers and academics alike.For further information, please visit: www.cross-border.org
Compliance & Risks (C&R)
C&R will be responsible for dissemination of the training information, and tools developed and for managing the public relations and marketing of the project and it’s deliverables.
Founded in 2000, Irish-owned Compliance & Risks helps companies monitor and manage requirements, regulations and standards for a cleaner, safer and better world. It creates business advantage for clients by providing reliable regulatory information, insights and actions through C2P, its knowledge management software platform, consulting, market access, managed services and other solutions. The company is recognized as the end to end global regulatory solutions provider across the technology, consumer goods and retail, industrial goods and life sciences sectors. Headquartered in Cork, they also have offices in Brussels, California, London and New York. For further information, please visit www.complianceandrisks.com.
TECOMS will lead the risks analysis, seeking to identify priorities for law enforcement activities around the waste management and trade, and contribute to the data collection. TECOMS will also be actively involved in the preparation of the training session in Europe.
Founded in 2003, Tecoms is a consulting and solutions provider company in the fields of law and technology. With regard to the aspects of legal advice, the main focus is on data protection and privacy law. Tecoms also provides data analysis solutions dedicated to law enforcement agencies. For further information, please visit: www.tecoms.it
Ports Environmental Network Africa(PENAf)
PENAf will be regional coordinator of the project in Ghana, responsible for the promotion of the training sessions and the training toolkit developed and will support the implementation of the international operation.
PENAf is a non-profit organisation with an interest in environmental performance in African Ports. PENAf seeks to create a platform aimed at stimulating discussions, information and exchange of experiences to find practical solutions in addressing environmental challenges facing African ports and putting them on the path of effective, efficient and proactive environmental management and performance. We seek to achieve this through research and the organisation of national, regional and continental port environment workshops, seminars and conferences in collaboration with the Port Management Associations and other bodies with an interest in port environment and related issues. For further information, please visit: www.penaf.org
Basel Convention Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (BCRC China)
BCRC will be involved in the data collection and analysis and will take the lead of the organization of the training sessions, while also contributing to the promotion and dissemination of the training activities.
BCRC China was established in 1997 according to the decision of the third meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. In May 2009, BCRC China was endorsed as the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre for Capacity building and the Transfer of Technology (SCRCAP) by the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. It has responsibilities for both the Basel Convention and the Stockholm Convention, and assists developing countries and countries in transition to achieve the aims of the above two conventions. The core functions of BCRC China include training, technology transfer, information, consulting, and awareness-raising.
BCRC China conducts research on management policy and technology, capacity building and information exchange in chemicals and waste, supported by over twenty full-time staff with doctor or master’s degrees, and a part-time technical team of professors and experts. With the unremitting efforts of all the staff, the global influence of BCRC China is increasingly growing. During the COPs2015, BCRC China and SCRCAP both got full marks, 100 scores. For further information, please visit: www.bcrc.cn Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for the African Region (BCCC-Africa)
BCCC-Africa will participate in the collection of best practices and exchange of information and in the organisation of the training session in Rome.
BCCC-Africa, located in Ibadan, Nigeria, was the first to be established in 1994 under the Basel Convention, with a regional mandate which includes coordination of the BCRCs in Egypt (for Arabic speaking countries); Senegal (Francophone countries); and South Africa (Anglophone countries). Its key role involves building the capacity of African countries to implement the Basel Convention and its amendments. It achieves this through training, (ii) technology transfer through south – south and north-south cooperation, (iii) awareness raising, (iv) consulting and advisory services, and (v) research. Among many other projects, it played lead role in the implementation of the EU funded, Secretariat of Basel Convention (SBC) E-waste Africa project which culminated in the publication ‘’ Where are WEEE in Africa ‘’. The centre has been involved in research in environmental assessment at informal hazardous waste processing sites as well as the completion of material flow and substance flow assessment of used and e-waste flows from North America, Europe and China to Africa, using Nigeria as a case study. For further information, please visit: www.basel.org.ngPublic Prosecutor Office of Bari
Public Prosecutor Office of Bari will act as a project associate to the DOT.COM Waste Consortium