E-Trade for Africa Project

Details of the organization
ePol-NET/Canadian e-Policy Resource Centre/Economic Commission for Africa/International Trade Centre
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: No
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: No

Information about the project
E-Trade for Africa Project
Under the ePol-NET (Global ePolicy Resource Network) partnership, the Canadian e-Policy Resource Centre (CePRC), the International Trade Centre (ITC), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will announce a project on information technology-enabled services for selected African countries. The objective of this project is to help the selected countries identify their potential to export services via the Internet, examine policy and regulatory barriers faced by enterprises, and identify ICT champions and enterprises with the potential to e-export. The launch of the ePol-NET collaboration to implement a project initiative on e-trade for Africa will take place on November 14, 2005. ePol-NET was launched at WSIS Geneva in 2003. This new commitment is the latest of many collaborations between ePol-NET partners with a focus on working with African governments to achieve the goals of the Millennium Declaration. This project has been submitted to the Golden Book database.
International implementation
Ongoing from 2006
The Canadian e-Policy Resource Centre UN Economic Commission for Africa International Trade Centre Industry Canada

WSIS information
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* International and regional cooperation
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
  • Training initiative
  • Tool-kit
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No