Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana is one of the leading universities of the African continent. After a long-time cooperation in the future-oriented areas of water and energy research, environment, mobility and global health, KNUST and Technical University of Munich (TUM) entered a sustainable and strategic partnership at the end of 2018.
The new brochure of the TUM.Africa initiative presents projects of seven TUM faculties with the KNUST.
Together with KNUST, the TUM Chair of Circular Economy aims to develop strategies for more sustainable e-waste management in Ghana considering the local environment, health, and safety conditions.
The number of electrical and electronic appliances at the end of their life cycle is increasing globally. Large quantities often end up in Sub-Saharan Africa, exported as waste or goods with short life spans. These export streams affect local e-waste management systems, which are often complemented by an informal recycling sector that provides work at the cost of the environment and people’s health. A KNUST – TUM consortium, together with governmental and societal stakeholders, works on a framework that unites the benefits of both sectors. Specific issues will be addressed in third-party funded projects to establish a joint long-term collaboration.
The brochure and further information can be found here: https://www.international.tum.de/en/international-alliances/knust/.