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Selling in South Africa via E-Commerce Webinar, 14 Dec

Lauretta Ngakane, Head of Communications at EFSA, will be speaking on 14 Dec. Register here


Tralac AfCFTA Stakeholder Webinar 15 Dec

Update on the negotiations When will trade under the AfCFTA begin?  15 December 10:00 – 11:30 GMT+2 Register at


Cross-border payments for ecommerce in Africa, 7-8 Feb 2022

EFA, together with AfriLabs and the Global Policy House, will hold a virtual event on 7-8 February 2022 on cross-border payments for ecommerce in Africa. We will be sending out information and registration for the event in January. Afreximbank, the World Bank, AfDB, and others will be speaking. We hope to ‘see’ you there too!


UNCTAD To Hold Annual Ecommerce Week in 2022

UNCTAD has released its customary call for proposals for the next edition of its eCommerce Week, happening from 25 to 29 April 2022. Under the theme “Data and Digitalization for Development”, will explore the underlying risks of a growing data divide.


Civic Society And the AU

The AU Civic Tech Fund has been created to help support innovative digital technologies to foster active and meaningful active citizenry across Africa. Apply to the AU Civic Tech Fund today, to further grow your citizen participation initiative. For more information –


New Report on AFCFTA from UNCTAD

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could reduce COVID-19-induced growth contraction, poverty, and inequality trends and spur sustainable and inclusive growth on the continent if stronger support measures targeting women, young traders, and small businesses are implemented, according to UNCTAD’s Economic Development in Africa Report 2021 published on 8 December.


Improving Consumer Welfare with Data Portability

New report


RetailX Sustainability report 2021

This covers how Europe’s leading brands and retailers are achieving their sustainability goals across the retail cycle including sourcing and procurement, logistics, selling, delivery, and internal operations. The report also considers new business models that are developing out of the need for sustainable businesses, products, and processes. Download the full report here


The RetailX Middle East Region Report 2021

Analysing the economies of Iran, Israel, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates from an ecommerce and multichannel retail perspective; explores why the Middle East represents the next growth frontier for ecommerce and takes readers through digital tech growth, socio-demographic change, and ambitious best practice across the region. Download the report


The RetailX Benelux Report 2021

Ecommerce Region Report for a meticulous exploration into the state of ecommerce across Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, including the business opportunities, market solutions, and future trends. Rooted in market-leading research and analysis, the report looks closely at the region that has established its place as a global ecommerce centre. Download the report

SEAMPEC programme seeks to recruit a Trade Advisor to render technical advisory support to #EAC

Areas include Trade in Services, AfCFTA, ecommerce & involvement of the Private Sector in regional policy making and implementation.


Global Financial Integrity offers unpaid internships

These are for AfricaEconomicsLatin America, and Policy programmes during each term. Applicants must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program or apply within one year of graduation.


The Young Professional Development Programme

Is a project aimed at raising emerging leaders in the development sector in Africa. It is designed to equip fresh graduates with the right knowledge, skills, tools, and essential training needed to accelerate their career development, professional potential, and opportunities for global exposure. For more information:


eTail Europe 2022 

Get your first peek at the world-class retail innovators and visionaries, inspiring sessions, and all of the networking events.  Early Agenda



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