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Kyere Vincent Nartey, Atiemo Sampson, Benefoh Daniel Tutu, Dr Sven Nussbaum, Prof James Ephraim, Prof Klaus Greve

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In order to curb the rising amounts of e-waste and increasing impacts of its disposal which presents huge challenge to government and environmental managers in Ghana, there is the need to explore and identify the gaps in the governance structures of e-waste management system. This paper explores governance and management structures of e-waste activities by assessing legal & policy framework in Ghana, management and disposal, institutional arrangement, regulation & permitting, importation, compliance, enforcement structures and awareness creation in the governance of e-waste in Ghana using a desktop studies and expert interviews. The benefits of this exploration have profound incentive for the management and control of the ever increasing adverse impacts of e-waste on human health and the environment.Key words: E-waste, governance, structures

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