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In 2018, Benin adopted a digital law to regulate electronic communications, digital archiving, electronic signatures, e-commerce, personal data protection, cybersecurity and the fight against cybercrime … Niger Need for national e-commerce strategy Niger does not have a national e-commerce strategy yet but has rolled out sectoral digital initiatives under various ministries, such as e-health, e-agriculture, e-education and e-government programmes …

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Related News 25/09/2019 - UNCTAD unveils 7 top advocates for women in tech, e-commerce 04/04/2019 - Network to connect women e-commerce leaders launched Relates links eTrade for Women Empowering women entrepreneurs in developing countries About the eTrade for Women Project Here are the six lessons they shared about women in e-commerce and how a narrative change can help … Our women in e-commerce called for greater efforts to achieve gender equality online to inspire more women-led e-commerce

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Mr. Kenyatta also said that Africa must play its part in shaping international rule-making on e-commerce and the digital economy … Global e-commerce and the growth of the digital economy was rightly celebrated, he said, and more and more people in Africa were taking part, “but we cannot celebrate” while Africa’s engagement was in relative terms so low … She said the United Nations looked forward to working with e-commerce stakeholders to making e-commerce “a force for good in and beyond Africa …

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In just one year, the UNCTAD-led eTrade for all initiative has delivered impressive results, many of which took center stage at E-Commerce Week, the main global forum on the development opportunities and challenges of the digital economy … The most visible outcome has been its major spin-off, the UNCTAD Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessments, which diagnose the opportunities and challenges for e-commerce in least developed countries, providing a road map for moving ahead … “As an old African proverb says …

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Getting the right skills into the hands or women and young girls is as important to their digital empowerment as connecting them to the internet, a key session of UNCTAD’s E-commerce Week has heard … “The digital world is not an ideal one,” UNCTAD Deputy-Secretary General Isabelle Durant told delegates on the second day of E-Commerce Week, which started on 16 April … In her opinion, e-commerce isn’t about creating something new …

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Deploying fast-emerging technology in the trade sector is a headline issue at UNCTAD's E-Commerce Week, which runs from 16-20 April, and the issue was the focus of a session on Intelligent Tech and Trade Tools from Trade Logistics to a WTO E-Commerce Agreement, which included speakers from ICC Brasil, UNCTAD, Huawei, B2W, WEF and the government of Costa Rica …

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Hopes that World Trade Organization members would fix an all-party deal on e-commerce during its Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, were dashed as the meeting closed on Wednesday, but trade envoys said work to find … Digital transformation will be further explored at UNCTAD’s E-commerce Week held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 16-20 April 2018, which this year looks at the development dimension of digital platforms …

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E-commerce has the potential to lift intra-African trade from the current rate of 18% and to boost Africa’s share of global trade, currently estimated at less than 3%,” said Ajay Kumar Bramdeo, the African Union’s ambassador to the United Nations in … of the AfCFTA, which was adopted by African Union nations at a summit in Rwanda in March 2018 “In many African countries, adequate and affordable information and communications technology (ICT) connectivity to enable digitalization to take place is …

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Last month, Dr. Kituyi took part in African Union talks on crafting an e-commerce strategy for the continent, which came after the landmark adoption in March of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement … E-commerce will be in focus at a high-level event next week in South Africa, where Dr. Kituyi will join President Cyril Ramaphosa and Jack Ma, the founder and head of China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba, who serves as a special adviser to UNCTAD on young entrepreneurs and small business …

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“The profusion of online offerings and e-commerce carry with them enormous benefits, but also the risk of harm,” said UNCTAD’s head of competition and consumer policies, Teresa Moreira … Defining the frontiers of consumer law as online horizons mushroom is challenging, especially for developing countries new to e-commerce … The issues to tackle are also big cross-border e-commerce, peer-to-peer transactions, data protection, trust, and digital literacy … “Consumer data is at the core of e-commerce

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on Consumer Protection (UNGCP) in 1985, to recent discussions about consumer trust at the eCommerce Week in April 2018, and mentorship of young entrepreneurs on how to foster a trustworthy e-commerce ecosystem at the eFounders Fellowship Programme with Alibaba Business School …

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E-commerce in particular, as well as the digital economy, can play a key role in improving the availability of goods and services for African consumers, increasing market access for African SMEs and in encouraging new investments that in turn create … In the EU, the e-commerce directive is the basic legal structure that governs online services in the European internal market and gives legal certainty to business and people in their cross-border online transactions … UNCTAD Africa E-Week 2018

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Relentless efforts by the island nation’s central bank have helped push e-payments to over 10%, and the experience is one of eight e-commerce best practices showcased in a new UNCTAD report, TrainForTrade case studies in South-East Asia … the Philippine Payments Management, Inc. It also established two automated clearing houses, PESONet in 2017 and InstaPay in 2018, to process generally low-value transactions between accounts held in financial institutions backed by the central bank …

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Developing world e-commerce businesses can market and sell their goods and services to potential buyers both in their own country and in foreign markets … “And our Cyberlaw Reform Programme helps build the capacity of countries to design appropriate laws and regulations to facilitate e-commerce in a safe environment … In December 2018, UNCTAD organized the debut regional edition, Africa eCommerce Week, in Nairobi, Kenya …

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It transformed the e-commerce industry in Macedonia and became known as the e-commerce game-changer … And e-commerce is an integral part of that digital world … Links Co-founder and CEO at Grouper.mk, the leading e-commerce platform in North Macedonia President of the Macedonian Ecommerce Association Forbes 30 Under 30 in Retail and Ecommerce, Europe 2018 and Forbes Contributor Chairman of the Macedonian Annual Ecommerce Conference Women in STEM Changing the narrative Women …

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We are living in a world of … At the same time, it is also the region that lags most behind in terms of the ability to engage in and benefit from e-commerce and the digital economy … And in the UNCTAD B2C E-commerce Index 2017, the regional average index value for Africa was 28 compared with the world average of 54 … It will run from today to the end of November and culminate in a High-Level Panel Discussion during the Africa eCommerce Week in Nairobi, on 10-14 December 2018 … UNCTAD Africa E-Week 2018

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Ms. Durant added that UNCTAD was “a pioneer in the work on the development dimension of the digital economy and our expertise is reflected in our solid analytical work, which was discussed and shared during E-Commerce Week … Speaking on behalf of the West African Economic and Monetary Union, Ambassador Iba Mar Oulare said that e-commerce was just starting up in his region, so West African countries were at the stage of grappling with the policy implications …

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Written by Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University … Optimists and pessimists are divided about the consequences of new technologies for developing economies and low skilled workers … Will technology lift all boats by providing opportunities for … These notes are based on Dani Rodrik, "New Technologies, Global Value Chains, and Developing Economies", Harvard University, September 2018 … UNCTAD Africa E-Week 2018

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He noted, for example, that the March 2018 signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement by nearly 50 countries was a vote of confidence in trade as a means of boosting prosperity, as well as in multilateral forms of cooperation … Following unprecedented interest in UNCTAD’s annual E-Commerce Week held in Geneva in the last two years, Dr. Kituyi told the meeting that Africa will be hosting the first regional version in December 2018

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Juliet Anammah, chief executive officer of e-commerce giant Jumia Nigeria, said building trust among consumers and bringing down the cost of entry to technological solutions was vital in African markets … Ms. Anammah said e-commerce could be a potent driver of prosperity in developing countries because it spurs entire “eco-systems” of interrelated steps forward in laws, logistics and infrastructure …