ICT, Regional Trade, and Integration in Africa

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

  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. ITC Initiatives in 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: the Kenya Ports Authority and the Kilindini Waterfront
  8. Case Study: National single window (NSW) in Ghana, Namibia, Malawi, and Mozambique
  9. Automated Terminal Operating System
  10. ICT and transport corridors
  11. ICT and payment systems.
  12. Cross-border mobile payments
  13. East African Payment System (EAPS)

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

Subject “ICT for Trade and Integration in Africa” is studied...
  1. Professional Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Courses: Transport and Logistics in Africa, Regional Integration in Africa
  3. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Africa

Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

Languages of study: En or Fr Afrique TIC Es Africa Pt Africa

We Trust in Africa

Subject Description (Africa: ICT - Regional Trade and Integration).

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

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