Digital Trade for Africa

WTO Digital Trade for Africa
February 24
4:00 pm
 – 4:30 pm

The event will be live streamed.

The rise of digital trade offers significant opportunities for Africa to boost growth, create better jobs and reduce poverty.  To support African countries’ efforts to harness these opportunities, in 2023 the WTO and the World Bank joined forces and launched the “Digital Trade for Africa” project.  The event will present the joint work carried out so far and announce next steps.

ADNEC, Hall 9, Briefing Room 2 – In-Person


Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Director-General, WTO

H.E. Ms. Shadiya Alimatou Assouman
Minister of Industry and Trade , Benin

H.E. Dr. Jean Chrysostome Ngabitsinze
Minister of Trade and Industry, Rwanda (TBC)

Mr. Pablo Saavedra
Vice President for the Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions Global Practice, World Bank

Dr. Ousmane Diagana
Regional Vice President for Western and Central Africa, World Bank


Ms. Mina Al-Oraibi
Editor in Chief, The National, United Arab Emirates