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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".
UNCTAD and Ministry of Trade and Industry of Ghana to develop policy for SMEs and entrepreneurship
19 Nov 2013
Following initial collaboration in 2012, UNCTAD and the Government of Ghana have continued to work towards strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Ghana and developing an SME and Entrepreneurship Policy.
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.
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.
First meeting of the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC), 30-31 May 2013, Geneva
29 May 2013
The Chair of the “Working Group to examine the mandate of WSIS regarding enhanced cooperation as contained in the Tunis Agenda (Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation - WGEC)”, Mr. Peter Major, has announced the draft provisional agenda of the first meeting of WGEC.
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).
Viet Nam to establish Empretec centre, bringing global total of entrepreneurship sites to 34
6 May 2013
A 34th national centre is to be established for an UNCTAD-administered programme that has proved to be highly successful in training and supporting entrepreneurs in developing countries.
Ministers, other high officials discuss vital role played by entrepreneurship in economic growth
6 May 2013
The founding of new businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), makes economies more stable, spurs economic growth, and plays a major role in innovation and job creation, a series of experts has said.
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.