National Consultations for Kenya’s eTrade Readiness Assessment
The United Nations Conference of Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in cooperation with the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, is organizing two days of multistakeholder consultations on 22-23 November 2021 as part of the eTrade Readiness Assessment currently underway.
The Government of Kenya, the private sector, civil society, academia and development partners will discuss Kenya’s e-commerce readiness and share their own challenges in key policy areas such as institutional frameworks, ICT infrastructure, payment solutions, trade facilitation and logistics, legal and regulatory frameworks, e-commerce skills development, and access to finance. Challenges related to inclusion of specific segments of society such as women, youth, and persons with disabilities in e-commerce activities will also be addressed. Findings of this assessment will contribute to the development of Kenya’s National E-commerce Strategy.
The eT Ready of Kenya is the 30th conducted by UNCTAD, and is supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).