The Africa eCommerce Week, jointly organized with the African Union and the European Union, and hosted by the Government of Kenya in collaboration with partners of the eTrade for all initiative, is the first ever gathering of players focused on advancing digitalization on the African continent.
Under the theme “Empowering African Economies in the Digital Era”, Africa eCommerce Week examined ways to enhance the ability of African countries to engage in and benefit from e-commerce and the evolving digital economy.
The event brought together ministers, other senior government representatives, the private sector, civil society and international organizations for a week-long dialogue to identify innovative ways for shaping the African digital economy.
The programme included: high-level segments, thematic sessions, various workshops or “labs” on cutting edge technologies in collaboration with business; as well as a space for external public and private partners to convene and network.
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