The session will examine some of the current e-commerce strategies for rural development.
The experience of a number of developing countries shows that opportunities exist for rural growth through e-commerce.
The session will feature a keynote speech from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and panels of speakers who will highlight some of these success stories, opportunities and challenges, in particular from China and Egypt, enable an exchange of best practices, and discuss strategies which can help to leverage e-commerce for rural development.
The session will close with an introduction to UNCTAD's ICT Policy Review Programme, which provides technical assistance in developing national e-commerce strategies.
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