(E-WEPT) both registered NGOs, each bring together special skill sets and resources to establish Jamaica's first E-WAST Recycling plant.
KCDI and E-WEPT in collaboration with the Ministry of Housing,Water and Environment, NSWMA, NAPA, NRCA and the PIOJ. will be working a pilot project which is aimed at addressing among other environmental areas E- Waste.
KCDI having establish a working relationship with the Basel Convention Regional Center for the Caribbean (BCRC) has secured the center's endorsement to for KCDI to be granted Observer Status at the UN Partnership for Action on Computer Equipment (PACE), which is also a first for the a Jamaican NGO in English speaking Caribbean.
Jamaica via KCDI is the only Caribbean NGO within the English speaking Caribbean to be admitted into the United Nation University StEP organization which is a global organization with members mostly from the world top 500 IT companies with a primary focus in addressing global e-waste challenges.
an initiative of various UN organizations with the overall aim to solve the e-waste problem. Together with prominent members from industry, governments, international organizations, NGOs and academia actively participating in StEP, we initiate and facilitate approaches towards the sustainable handling of e-waste. In five Task Forces feasible, just and environmentally safe solutions for the e-waste problem are developed through analysis, planning and pilot-projects.
KCDI Jamaica has established membership with the United Nation Global Compact which will increase its capacity to address the Caribbean growing e-waste challenge.