Sustainable E-waste Management: Using the FSSD in a Case study at NUR
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
This thesis explores how to apply an approach of strategic sustainable development to e-waste management through a case study at the National University of Rwanda (NUR). Interviews and surveys were conducted, and workshops and presentations were hosted during a site visit to NUR. No e-waste management system is in place in Rwanda, while the country is working to increase ICT capacity. At NUR, awareness of e-waste challenges is low, and management currently consists of storage and limited low-tech pre-processing. Suggested actions were prioritized and delivered to NUR in an action plan under three project categories: project core, e-waste management, and e-waste education and research with the aim of establishing a pilot project of e-waste management to make NUR an e-waste leader. A Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development was used to ensure e-waste is managed in a strategic way that leads to an e-waste management approach that could exist in a sustainable society. This research concludes that strategic sustainable e-waste management is possible at NUR and presents six theme areas to guide the development of an e-waste project with a systems perspective.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 105 p.
Rwanda, Electronic Waste, Strategic Sustainable Development, Backcasting, Sustainability
Other Environmental Engineering Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-2481Local ID: oai:bth.se:arkivex4A00250EA2CF25C3C12577430041FFB4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-2481DiVA: diva2:829759
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
UppsokLife Earth Science