Global LEAP Awards Solar E-Waste Market Scoping Report

This report summarizes the state of off-grid solar e-waste management efforts in sub-Saharan Africa, identifying key barriers and opportunities for innovations that mitigate the risks e-waste poses to human health and the environment.

Sustainable management of solar e-waste is an emerging priority for the off-grid solar sector in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite action on behalf of some key actors, e-waste management efforts in the region remain nascent. In an effort to catalyze partnerships and support innovation for off-grid e-waste management, the Efficiency for Access Coalition and Global LEAP Awards launched the Solar E-Waste Challenge. This Solar E-Waste Market Scoping Report outlines the current state of knowledge and activities on solar e-waste management in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as several barriers the Solar E-Waste Challenge should seek to address.