Kenya to host 1st UNCTAD regional eCommerce week.
Nairobi, Tuesday, September 12, 2018
By Clare Barasa, Mygov, State Department for Trade.
Kenya is set to host the first UNCTAD Regional ecommerce week, under the theme “Empowering Africa economies in the digital era”. The event jointly organized by UNCTAD, African Union and the European Union will take place from 10th to 14th December 2018 in Nairobi.
“The event will offer a targeted program for policy makers from African countries and other stakeholders, to identify innovative ways for shaping the African digital economy’ says PS Trade Dr. Chris Kiptoo.
He said the eCommerce conference is set to examine ways to enhance the ability of African countries to engage in and benefit from the e-Commerce and evolving digital economy.
African Nations will also be able to learn about new opportunities, challenges of e-Commerce and the digital economy, and, explore partners technical assistance to strengthen capacities to drive e-commerce for development.
Other benefits include identifying the right development solutions and also learning from other countries besides exchange of goods.
eTrade was first launched in 2016 during the 14th quadrennial conference of UNCTAD. The eTrade for all is a global initiative that connects partners, organizations, donors and beneficiaries to foster more inclusive development through e-commerce.