Speaker at our "Making Electronics Sustainable" event
Garam Bel is the Circular Economy Officer for the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), based in Geneva. Working in the Environment and Emergency Telecommunications Division (EET), he oversees the e-waste activities of BDT, covering policy development and awareness-raising. As part of the Global E-waste Statistics Partnership, Garam coordinates the input from BDT on capacity-building and awareness initiatives relating to e-waste quantification. Prior to joining ITU, he worked for the Environment Management Group, which is a system-wide UN coordination body on environment and human settlements. In this position, he led activities towards streamlining the various e-waste-related initiatives of UN agencies and programmes. Before moving to Geneva, Garam worked for two local governments in Scotland in the area of municipal solid waste. He holds a master’s degree in Standardization, Social Regulation and Sustainable Development from the University of Geneva.