21 January 2021

ECA – AfCFTA is up and running despite challenges, Secretary General assures critics

    Africa’s journey to market integration has begun in earnest with the commencement of trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 1 January,...
    21 January 2021

    UNCDF – Join our Central Africa advisory panel on women and digital financial services

      UNCDF is launching a call for applications to establish a panel of consumers to advance financial inclusion in Central Africa.   Note: We have extended...
      21 January 2021

      WBG – Accelerating Digitalization Across the Maritime Supply Chain

        With ships carrying over 90% of all merchandise trade, maritime transport is an essential but vulnerable component of the global economy. A new report by...
        21 January 2021

        WBG – Digitalizing the Maritime Sector Set To Boost the Competitiveness and Resilience of Global Trade

          Joint report by the World Bank and IAPH to assist ports and maritime transport community accelerate digitalization and minimize ship-shore human interaction and COVID-19 risks....
          20 January 2021

          UNCDF – Digital Community Entrepreneurs Making Technology Work for Ugandan Rural Farmers

            Agriculture has for several years formed the backbone of Uganda’s economy. The agriculture sector employs about 70 percent of Uganda’s working population, yet the country’s...
            20 January 2021

            ITU Europe kicks off regional preparations for the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2021

            Delegates identified European priorities and launched Digital Trends in Europe 2021, a Youth Declaration and a Network of Women   Preparations for the ITU World Telecommunication...
            15 January 2021

            Members of the Asia/Pacific region discuss the steps towards effective implementation of the WCO E-Commerce Framework of Standards

              From 12 to 15 January 2021, the World Customs Organization (WCO) delivered an Online Regional Workshop on E-Commerce for the Asia/Pacific region. The workshop was...
              15 January 2021

              UNCTAD – How science, tech and innovation can help beyond the pandemic

                International cooperation on the science, technology and innovation frontiers can fast-track sustainable development progress after the COVID-19 crisis, experts say. The coronavirus pandemic has compelled...
                14 January 2021

                United Nations ESCAP Partners With SEAF To Launch The Women’s Economic Empowerment Fund

                In early 2020, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) formalized a partnership to...
                14 January 2021

                WBG – Building a Better Normal under COVID-19: Harnessing Digital Technologies in the Philippines

                  The World Bank delivered a report on the digital economy that contributed to further the Bank’s engagements with the Government of the Philippines (GoP), informed...