Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Ece Utkucan; Matthew Lobach; Wyeth Larson , pp. 105. ING/School of Engineering, 2010.

The work

Författare / Author: Ece Utkucan, Matthew Lobach, Wyeth Larson
Titel / Title: Sustainable E-waste Management: Using the FSSD in a Case study at NUR
Abstrakt Abstract:

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.

Ämnesord / Subject: Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Environmental Studies\General
Nyckelord / Keywords: Rwanda, Electronic Waste, Strategic Sustainable Development, Backcasting, Sustainability

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/15/2010
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)

Context

Handledare / Supervisor: Anthony Thompson
Examinator / Examiner: Sophie Hallstedt
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: ING/School of Engineering

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