25 February 2020

UNCTAD – Women digital entrepreneurs in francophone Africa make their mark

UNCTAD eTrade for Women initiative's first masterclass in Africa equips entrepreneurs to reap more benefits from the digital economy. Christelle Assirou, a serial entrepreneur from...
21 February 2020

EIF – Ambassador Morten Jespersen: Looking at aid funding, the private sector and country visions – Where are LDCS now?

    IF’s Steering Committee Chair talks donor priorities, laying the groundwork for investment in LDCs and more How can donor countries like Denmark best support least...
    20 February 2020

    ITC – Weebi: the Senegalese retailer’s digital slate

      by NTF IV News The touch-screen cash register Weebi combines all the characteristics that a Senegalese retailer needs. With battery-powered off-line operation, it includes credit...
      13 February 2020

      EIF – A window of opportunity for Africa : Agricultural Innovation, Integration and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

        Agriculture 4.0, fuelled by innovation and technology, is driving more productive, efficient and sustainable food systems. The combination of agriculture 4.0 and regional integration can...
        11 February 2020

        UPU – In Post We Trust

        A new report published by the UPU shows how Posts are gaining customers’ trust to provide financial inclusion through the postal network. Posts have been...
        10 February 2020

        WIPO Director General Opens Roundtable Discussion on IP and the African Continental Free Trade Area

        WIPO Director General Francis Gurry opened a Roundtable Discussion on IP and the African Continental Free Trade Area emphasizing the importance of intellectual property in...
        10 February 2020

        ESCAP – The rise of the digital economy and tech-driven inequality : Can the tech revolution be an equaliser instead?

        Back in 2015, the member-states of the United Nations adopted its most ambitious, all-encompassing agenda ever attempted: To guide the advancement of humankind for the...
        9 February 2020

        AfDB – AU Summit: First continental report on implementation of Agenda 2063 unveiled

        The African Development Bank, the United Nations, and the African Union on Saturday acknowledged the significant progress made in implementing Agenda 2063 and urged African...
        7 February 2020

        UNCDF – How Women in Papua New Guinea are Finding Their Way to Women’s Micro Bank

        Rural banking made easy with the Mama Bank Access Points. Difficult geographies, a lack of physical infrastructure and limited technological skills are major reasons as...
        5 February 2020

        UNIDO – Fourth Industrial Revolution: how latecomers and laggards can catch up

          Most developing countries face barriers in adopting the necessary technologies. Helping them counter these barriers will require an international effort. Just ten countries account for...