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Contribution of ICTs highlighted at Meeting on Women's Entrepreneurship in East Africa
13 Dec 2013
The results of three national assessments on women’s entrepreneurship development (WED) in East Africa conducted using a new framework developed by ILO and UNCTAD, through its Division on Technology and Logistics, found that ICTs are increasingly important for women entrepreneurs. Thanks to the rapid spread of mobile telephony and improved international broadband connectivity, there are now more opportunities to leverage such technologies in support of entrepreneurship.
2nd Biotrade Congress to focus on potential of biodiversity products for forest preservation
9 Dec 2013
Experts meeting in Geneva will discuss how the sale and trade of goods sustainably harvested from forests, if expanded, may preserve stands of timber as carbon "sinks" and thus mitigate climate change.
Developing countries face challenges in reaping benefits from cloud computing
3 Dec 2013
There is nothing nebulous about the "cloud", especially as it applies to developing countries, says UNCTAD's Information Economy Report 2013, subtitled "The Cloud Economy and Developing Countries".
Reviews show information technology is vital for women entrepreneurs
31 Oct 2013
Initial findings from a new set of national women's entrepreneurship development (WED) assessments show that information and communications technology (ICT) plays an empowering role.
Public procurement can boost IT sector, experts say
24 Oct 2013
Experts have said that fostering the development of local information technology (IT) sectors via public procurement must involve industry, government, development partners, and international financial institutions.
UNCTAD review of ASEAN e-commerce laws published
25 Sep 2013
Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should boost their efforts to harmonize e-commerce laws to support regional integration, a new report recommends.
Debate: Harnessing science and technology to spur development
6 Jun 2013
Ministerial roundtable meetings have discussed how to use the information society and scientific and technological advances to speed economic progress in developing countries.
Commonwealth of Independent States countries briefed on information economy statistics
7 May 2013
UNCTAD has held a session on measuring the information economy, at a regional International Telecommunication Union (ITU) workshop for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Commonwealth parliamentarians discuss best practices in cyber legislation
1 May 2013
At a special briefing session held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on 24 April 2013, a cross-section of Commonwealth parliamentarians from Australia, Cameroon, Namibia, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Republic of Tanzania examined international and regional best practices on key legal aspects of electronic commerce and cybersecurity.
Smart public procurement can stimulate development of local information technology sectors, UNCTAD says
22 Apr 2013
Public procurement can play a major role in promoting information technology (IT) sector development in developing countries, a new joint study by UNCTAD and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) reveals.