Cross-Border E-commerce in Africa: Benefits, Barriers and Businesses with a focus on Portuguese speaking countries

ECA ECLAC - Cross-Border E-commerce in Africa Bene_ts, Barriers and Businesses with a focus on Portuguese speaking Countries
September 27
 – October 25
4:00 pm
 – 5:00 pm
Every Wednesday

Registration closes: 11 Septembre

  • The course will be given in Portuguese, however, all materials will be available in both Portuguese and English.
  • During live lectures, interpretation will be provided for English-speaking participants


  • Introduction to e-commerce
  • The Digital Transformation
  • E-commerce Logistics
  • Data & Digital Platforms
  • Competition, Dispute Management & Inclusivity

The target participants for this course are:

  • Officials from National Ministries (mainly Ministries of Finance, Planning, Economic Development, Social Aairs,
    Infrastructure), provincial departments, and local authorities
  • African Union ocials including AUDA-NEPAD, AfCFTA Secretariat, and Regional Economic Communities (RECs)
  • Diplomats from Permanent Missions and Ministries of Foreign Affairs
  • Private Sector Professionals and Civil Society Organizations
  • Ocials of the United Nations System and other organizations, regional and international, including multilateral financial institutions
  • Faculties, researchers, and students
  • All other interested citizens including business owners and MSMEs

  • Each module will be contained on 1 week, individually.
  • Cost: There is no cost for participation in this course.

Primary Contacts:

Rita Carneiro
[email protected]

Jason McCormack
[email protected]

Organized by the African Trade Policy Centreof the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa In partnership with the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning and coordination with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.