'Preparations underway for launch of first IEC Global Impact Fund project'
The IEC Global Impact Fund has announced that its first project will focus on promoting sustainable battery e-waste management in Africa. It has now issued the first formal documents as part of the project entitled Catalysing innovation for circular models in Africa - turning battery e-waste into e-resources.
“We are really excited to be able to move forward with the first project of the IEC Global Impact Fund”, stated IEC President Yinbiao Shu. “With this project, we will bring the benefits of IEC International Standards and the IEC Conformity Assessment Systems to help solve the challenge of e-waste and its harmful impact on human health and the environment.”
The first project will support an SME-led project in Africa. Interested parties are invited to respond to the Call for Expressions of Interest (CEI) (23rd December 2022 deadline). Feedback to the CEI will be incorporated into the Request for Proposals (RfP) which is expected to be issued in early 2023. Further information is available from the Project Concept document.