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Fact finding mission: eTrade Readiness Assessment of Côte d'Ivoire
02 - 06 March 2020
Postel Tower for the high-level policy dialogue; Hotel Tiama for the thematic discussions; UNDP offices for the donors’ roundtable
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

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​UNCTAD is organizing together with the UPU, ITC and Consumers International a joint mission from 2 to 6 March in Abidjan to undertake multi-stakeholders’ consultations in view of the conduct of the eTrade Readiness Assessment of Côte d’Ivoire (eT Ready).

This is the second eT Ready for a non LDC, UNCTAD is preparing and the 8th eT Ready in the ECOWAS region.
Both the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Post of Côte d’Ivoire are involved in the assessment, which will kick off with a high-level policy dialogue bringing together about 200 public and private sector representatives to discuss measures needed to unlock the potential of e-commerce for development.

A series of thematic discussions on the main policy areas related to e-commerce will follow, for which more than 100 people have confirmed their participation. A roundtable discussion with development partners is also scheduled on Friday, 6 March, to present the programme and discuss potential collaborations in the area of e-commerce.


Co-organized with:UNCTAD
Sponsor / funding:German government - GIZ
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Covid-19 Advisory
In view of the evolving situation concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19), it has been decided that meetings scheduled until the end of April 2020 and listed below will be postponed. New dates will be communicated in due course.
  • Commission on Science and Technology for Development, twenty-third session (23-27 March 2020)
  • Working Party on the Strategic Framework and the Programme Budget, eightieth session (30-31 March 2020)
  • Multi Year Expert Meeting on Commodities and Development, Twelfth session (1-2 April 2020)
  • Multi-year Expert Meeting on Transport, Trade Logistics and Trade Facilitation, Eighth session, (20-22 April 2020)
  • Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy, Fourth session, (29 April-1 May 2020)
Meetings of the Trade and Development Board and the Preparatory Committee for UNCTAD 15 will take place as scheduled, subject to re-evaluation as conditions warrant.
Please consult the information on COVID-19 for meeting participants here.

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