Shunichi Honda (1975) is a former official at Waste Management and Recycling Department, Ministry of the Environment, Japan. He contributed to this publication while he had worked for the Ministry until April 2015. During his time with the Ministry, he was a researcher at the National Institute for Minamata Disease for 2005-2008, and he was an official in charge of international negotiations and programmes for the multilateral environmental agreements at the headquarter and the Institute for 2008-2015. He holds a PhD from the University of Shizuoka (Japan), and completed his post-doctoral course at Tsinghua University (P.R.China).
Deepali Sinha Khetriwal (1977) is an Associate Programme Officer at the United Nations University. She has extensive experience of e-waste management in Asia, Africa and Europe and has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals on the topic. At the United Nations University, she has been instrumental in establishing capacity building activities on e-waste under the E-waste Academy. She holds a PhD and a MSc. in International Management from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), with prior degrees in Economics.
Ruediger Kuehr (1970) is the Head of the Sustainable Cycles (SCYCLE) Programme hosted by United Nations University Vice Rectorate in Europe. He also functions as Executive Secretary and Co-Founder of the Step Initiative. Previously, he served as Head of UNU-IAS Operating Unit SCYCLE and as Head of the UNU Zero Emissions Forum (ZEF) – European Focal Point. A political and social scientist by education, he holds a PhD (Dr.rer.pol.) from the University of Osnabrück (Germany) and a M.A. (Magister Artium) from the University of Münster, (Germany), plus additional post-graduate studies in Tokyo (Japan) and Berlin (Germany). Ruediger has authored, co-authored and co-edited several books and regularly publishes and lectures on environmental policies.