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EFSA and Wolfpack to hold Webinar on CyberSecurity

EFSA plans a webinar with cybersecurity company, Wolfpack, at the end of Sept. Details will be on the EFSA Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Join us!


UNCTAD’s Ecommerce Week is Postponed

According to UNCTAD “due to changing and unforeseen circumstances, the Asia eCommerce Week will not take place as planned from 17 to 21 October 2021. Discussions are underway to reschedule the dates for the upcoming editions as well as the conditions for partners wishing to adapt their contributions to the next format”.  It is not clear from this whether the 2022 Ecommerce Week which was planned for Cameroon will also be shelved. All information will also be posted on the UNCTAD eCommerce Week website


Township Marketing Opportunities 2022; 8, 15 & 22 Sept 2021

Upper-income LSMs represent a growing and very substantial spend, about half live in the townships and the other half in suburbia.  Typically Marketing Mix’s township webinars have focused on the lower LSMs because that’s the majority of people but not the majority of spend. The 10 speakers selected are all proven marketing veterans and collectively will give a wide range of insights and best practice experiences, and suggest marketing opportunities.

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Deloitte’s Consumer Behaviour Trends


2nd Cohort of the AfYWL Fellowship Programme

UNDP is searching for 25 young African women to join the second cohort of the African Young Women Leaders (AfYWL) Fellowship Programme. The AfYWL Fellowship Programme offers an interesting assignment with UNDP at its HQ in New York or in one of its regional or country offices. The fellow may also be assigned to the UN Secretariat or the AU Commission. For the second cohort (2021-2022), UNDP will work with the AUC and AU member states to enhance women’s leadership and representation in public and private institutions through targeted leadership training and capacity development to promote the participation of young women in decision-making roles.

Details and application here ––2nd-cohort-of-the-afywl-fellowship-progra.html


Digital Trade Expert Needed by AfCFTA Secretariat

The @AfCFTA & @ODI_Global are looking to recruit a Digital Trade Expert (DTE) placed in the AfCFTA Secretariat to support the African Continental Free Trade Area negotiations around the digital trade protocol.  Apply by 13 September 2021. Only AU member states citizens may apply.–13192


ECOWAS Internship

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) launches the immersion internship programme for young graduates in ECOWAS institutions.  The programme is open to young graduates from the 15 ECOWAS Member States, aged 30 years or less. Closing date 3 Sept. [email protected]


2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship applications

Fellowships in the US. Application deadline September 15, 2021.  Apply here:


The 4th edition of the Ecobank Fintech Challenge

The pan-African banking group, Ecobank group, is inviting African fintech entrepreneurs to apply for entries from all start-ups and developers in any of Africa’s 54 countries and global Africa-centered Fintechs. (


Investment Guide Africa

The Investment Guide Africa helps entrepreneurs in Africa get to the next level by providing them with detailed information about funding and how to acquire it and in-depth knowledge about the country-specific investor scenes. The African investor database covers every single African country. Country-specific information is currently available for Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana, Ethiopia, and the Ivory Coast.


Mother Africa entrepreneurs hooked on ecommerce after Covid-19 shift

Companies in Africa are looking at how they can build on the gains they have enjoyed from a pandemic-driven boost in online business.


RetailX European Retailers 2021

Who made the Elite and Leading retailers lists? Are retailers adopting or dropping strategic services? How many retailers share product reviews and ratings? How has the use of reserve and collect changed by the market? Download Now


RetailX Europe 2021 Report Available

Inside the full report: the top 1000; measuring performance; the top 5 elite retailers include: Amazon, Boulanger & Toolstation. Download Europe 2021 Free


RetailX Sector Analyst Report: Beauty & Cosmetics 2021

This report looks at changing demands in beauty; wellness and sustainability; social media and celebrities Download Beauty & Cosmetics 2021


RetailX Brand and Marketplaces Report

Inside the full report: boosting marketplace performance with data; how to get the most out of selling with marketplaces, and reading brand interviews. Download Brands and Marketplaces 2021


Alastair Tempest

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