Countdown has commenced for the 2020 ITREALMS e-Waste Dialogue slated for December 17, 2020 by 9am at the prestigious Welcome Center Hotels, along international airport road, Lagos.
The dialogue had earlier received backing from the stakeholders in the digital space, including the Nigerian Communications Commission, Association of Licensed Telecom Operations of Nigeria and Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria among others.
The theme for the 2020 Electronic Waste (e-Waste) dialogue, according to the Editor-in-Chief of ITREALMS Media, Remmy Nweke, is: “e-Waste in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities.”
Nweke, who doubles as the Lead Consulting Strategist of ITREALMS Media inc, said high level experts have been assembled from the nation’s telecom, NCC, its counterpart at the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, Ministry of the Environment and ALTON among others are gearing up for the event this year.
He also urged intending participants to come and learn for free how to preserve and dispose of their used electrical and electronics as well as the opportunities therein.
Further, he noted that the 2020 ITREALMS e-Waste Dialogue has the backing of notable stakeholders, including but not limited to telecom regulator NCC, industry umbrella body of telecom operators ALTON and regulators of the environment.
Equally, he said that contemporary issues of interest have been mapped out for dissection by relevant stakeholders.
ITREALMS Media, Nweke said, resolved to host the 2020 e-Waste dialogue with an assemblage of experts to analyse Nigeria’s affliction with concerns to the waste associated with 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 million tonnes of e-waste annually arising from both local and imported Electrical and Electronic Equipment, which should worry any average stakeholder in a developing economy like Nigeria, among others.
As said by him, ITREALMS e-Waste Dialogue aligns with the International Telecommunication Union organised “Internet Waste Dialogue” in commemoration of the International eWaste Day held annually.
Nweke urged 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, whereas there are plans to concurrently host the event virtually.