ICT, Trade, and Integration in Africa

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Syllabus of the Subject: Information and communications technology (ICT) for Regional Trade and Integration in Africa.

  1. Introduction to the Information and communications technology (ICT) for Regional Trade and Integration in Africa
  2. e-Commerce: The next growth frontier of Africa
  3. ICT Initiatives of the Regional Economic Communities (REC)
  4. Case Study: Online Nigerian retail sites (DealDey, Konga, Jumia)
  5. ICT and Trade Facilitation in Africa
  6. Automated System for Customs Data and Management (ASYCUDA)
  7. Case Study:
    1. Kenya Ports Authority and Kilindini Waterfront
    2. National single window (NSW) in Ghana, Namibia, Malawi, and Mozambique
  8. Automated Terminal Operating System
  9. ICT and transport corridors
  10. ICT and payment systems
  11. Cross-border mobile payments
  12. East African Payment System (EAPS)

Sample of the subject - ICT for Regional Trade and Integration in Africa:
Africa National single window

The Subject (e-learning) “ICT for Trade and Integration in Africa” is part of the following Higher Education Programs taught by EENI (Business School) and the Hispano-African University of International Business:
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Courses (Online): Transport in Africa, Regional Integration in Africa
  3. Masters: International Business, Africa
  4. Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

African Student, Bachelor's Degree, EENI (Business School) and HA University

Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

Languages of study Higher Education in English or Post-secondary Education in French TIC, Commerce intra-africain et intégration Tertiary Education in Spanish TIC: comercio e integración en África Study in Portuguese TIC: comércio intra-africano e integração

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Description of the Subject - Africa: ICT - Regional Trade and Integration.

The intensive use of information and communications technology (ICT) can reduce the export and logistics costs of the Intra-African Trade, especially for the landlocked developing African countries and can reduce the corruption

  1. All the players participating in the African value chain (Governments, agencies, importers, exporters, customs agencies, logistics companies, banks...) can take advantages of the ICT applied to the inter-African trade
  2. Standardisation of the Customs Clearance System in Africa is necessary and is one of the aims of the African Continental Free-Trade Area (CFTA)
  3. Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa are good examples of customs automation (paperless trade)
  4. Ghana, Namibia, Malawi or Mozambique are real cases of development of National single windows
  5. The implementation of the National single window in Ghana has reduced the cost and time of exporting by 65%
  6. One obstacle to the intensive use of these technologies is the poor interconnectivity and long distances in Africa
  7. In general, Information and communications technology (ICT) framework for e-commerce is not developed in Africa
  8. The traditional lack of trust of the African consumer is more serious and complex in the digital world
  9. In Nigeria; we can observe a boom in e-commerce.
    1. Several Online Nigerian retail sites (DealDey, Konga, Jumia) are leading e-commerce initiatives in West Africa.
    2. E-commerce sales doubled last year (about 382 million dollars), generating more than six million jobs
  10. According to AT Kearney, in Africa South of Sahara, there were 650 million mobile users (2011), the so-called “Africa’s mobile revolution.”
  11. The African Development Bank estimates that the Information and communications technology (ICT) contributes to 7% of the gross domestic product in Africa
  12. ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States), SADC (Southern African Development Community) and EAC (East African Community) are developing remarkable ICT projects related to the intra-regional trade
  13. The Egyptian Ahmed Mekky is one of the leaders of the telecommunication's sector in the MENA region

Nigeria Online Ecommerce



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