ITU

The Unconnected with Naoko Ishii

Description

The exponential rise of technology and its widespread adoption has led to a dual effect. On the one hand, there are a rising number of devices and electronics in the market, exacerbating an already growing waste and resource challenge. On the other hand, new technology has also led to an increase in digital solutions and innovation that is a catalyst to transforming electronic value chains towards a circular model.

Doreen Bogdan-Martin speaks with Dr. Naoko Ishii, Executive Vice President, Professor at Institute for Future Initiative, Director, Center for Global Commons, University of Tokyo, on the opportunities that digitalization and connectivity bring to the transition towards a circular economy for electronics, particularly in building sustainable e-waste management systems.

Interviewer: Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU

Host

Doreen Bogdan-Martin
Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU

Guest(s)

Dr. Naoko Ishii
Executive Vice President, Professor at Institute for Future Initiative, Director, Center for Global Commons, University of Tokyo