AAfrican Unionfrican Union E-Commerce Conference gets underway in Nairobi today and will hold from 23 – 25 July 2018

“The main objective of the #AU E-commerce Conference, which is scheduled for July 23-25, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya, is to provide a platform to enhance understanding of the current state of e-commerce in #Africa, the challenges and opportunities building on the experience of actors on the ground as well as other regions of the world, and to discuss key elements of a road-map for the development of a African Strategy of E-commerce. The ultimate objective is to promote the emergence of African e-commerce champions and ensuring that African countries maximize the opportunities of e-commerce and the digital economy.”

The Specific objectives of the Conference are:
1) Enhance understanding of recent developments in the digital economy, focusing on e-commerce
2) Share country and regional experience in the area of e-commerce;
3) Explore the merits and scope of using the African Continental Free Trade Area (#AfCFTA) as a platform for advancing e-commerce and digital trade in Africa; and
4) Discuss and build consensus on the main elements of a roadmap for the development of an African e-commerce strategy.

Find more information here: https://au.int/…/201807…/african-union-e-commerce-conference

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