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The Obama Foundation Global Leaders Programme is open.

If you are aged between 24 and 45 apply for the 2023 edition of this 6-month virtual training programme and become part of the world’s next generation of leaders. (Oct. 25)


Eiffel Scholarship Programme of Excellence

Study in Paris. Apply for the French government’s Eiffel Excellence Scholarship programme for your masters (under 25) or PhD (under 30). Masters students will be offered a €1,181 monthly allowance while doctorate students will be given a monthly stipend of €1,700. (Jan. 10, 2023)


Capacity Building

Are you unemployed youth aged 18 – 35 years old and in #Ghana, #Zambia, #SouthAfrica, #Kenya & #Nigeria?  Apply now for the @DIGILOGIC_EU #Digital & #Entrepreneurship Capacity Building Programme


Africa Industrialization and Trade 2022 Summit

This will be held from the 24th to the 26th of October 2022 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg in South Africa.


Africa Trade and Customs Summit, Johannesburg, 7 – 9 November

Africa Trade and Customs Week Summit will gather trade leaders from multi-laterals, donor agencies, government & private sector for 2 days of interactive programmes + 1 day of specialized workshops/masterclasses and capacity building. The 2022 edition will showcase global customs and trade capabilities across agencies + promote Africa as a hub for global trade. The interactive leaders programme is focused on G2G, G2B, and B2B customs, supply chain, trade finance, trade facilitation, border security, and technology across the customs and trade value chain.


2nd Emerging Africa E-Commerce & Last Mile Logistics Summit 2022, 17-18 October 2022

This is a virtual conference [email protected]


Marketing Mix’s SA Township Marketing Opportunities 2023
27 Township Marketers will be featured on the next Webinar Series – 9th & 16th & 23rd Nov clickto Register


Next up – an African decade in e-commerce
Interesting article in Africa Logistics Update by Lakshmi Ajay


Endeavor Nigeria’s new report predicts Africa’s tech industry growth of $712B USD by 2050
The Inflection Point: Africa’s Digital Economy is Poised to Take Off‘ highlights that a variety of key metrics and trends are expected to grow Africa’s $115bn digital economy to $712bn over the next decades.


CB Insights on the Future of Ecommerce, 2030

This report looks at the evolution of ecommerce and how tech will transform online shopping, from virtual advisors to next-gen digital content. The Future of E-Commerce: How AI advisors, crypto wallets, and the metaverse will enable shopping in 2030


The Bold Female Founders Initiative

L’Oréal has created the Bold Female Founders initiative, designed to support female-led startups worldwide. The initiative will be developed by the group’s venture capital fund, Bold Business Opportunities for L’Oréal Development, through a dedicated initial allocation of €25m see


tralac will be holding its 20th Anniversary Annual Conference in Nairobi, Kenya on 13-14 October 2022.

This year’s theme is: Africa’s trade and governance agenda in a changing global order Download the Programme and Background notes

The IATF2023 conference in Cote d’Ivoire, 21-27 November 2023

The agenda will focus on the theme “The AfCFTA Marketplace”, recognising the growth opportunities for intra-African cross-border trade and investments. The conference will feature dedicated sessions on trade and investment opportunities under the AfCFTA. Plan ahead – for more information use this link to contact the IATF 2023 CONTACT US


Exchange Rate Volatility and Manufacturing Output in Ecowas Economies

This study examined the impact of exchange rate volatility on manufacturing output in the ECOWAS, using time series data spanning from 1970 – 2019. The study employed panel data analysis to examine the relationship between exchange rate volatility and manufacturing output within the ECOWAS countries


The I-COM Data Creativity Awards 2022

These Awards aim to recognise the most creative people & companies in achieving competitive advantage for their clients by leveraging value from data. Based on the submissions, the I-COM Data Creativity Awards Jury will nominate the Official Selection finalists who will present at the I-COM Summit Experience. For more information see the I-COM Data Creativity Awards. Entry Deadline: December 10, 2022, Early Bird Pricing Until October 28, 2022


3rd Global Anti Scam Summit (GASS), 9th and 10th of November 2022

This will bring together governments, consumer & financial authorities, law enforcement, brand protection agencies, and commercial organizations. The event is for sharing knowledge and insights on fighting online scams and defining concrete actions to combat online fraud more effectively and efficiently. The event will combine presentations, lectures, and workshops. You can attend the event in person at The Hague Security Delta or be a part of it virtually. Join more than 170 participants who have already registered for the Summit. Register Now


RetailX South Korea Ecommerce Country Report 2022

Download this Report for industry-leading insight into one of the biggest ecommerce markets worldwide. Download your free copy


RetailX Report on Sustainability and Ecommerce

Sustainability continues to grow in importance across the political, social and retail governance landscapes. The past year has seen changes brought about by agreements made at COP26 as well as fluctuating policy in the US and energy provision becoming a major concern for the EU. It is against this backdrop that the RetailX Sustainability 2022 report is published. Download your free copy


The RetailX Luxury 2022: Sector Analyst Report

This provides a clear picture of the luxury market from a strategic and commercial viewpoint Download the report


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