ICT, Trade, and Integration in Africa (Course, Master)

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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)

The objectives of the subject “ICT for Regional Trade and Integration in Africa” are the following:

  1. To know how ICT can benefit the African regional integration, trade facilitation, inter-African trade and African corridors
  2. To analyse the concept of Electronic commerce as the next frontier of the African growth
  3. To know the importance of the African cross-border mobile payments
  4. To study different successful cases of application of the Information and communications technology to the Intra-African Trade

The Subject “ICT for Trade and Integration in Africa” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Courses: Transport in Africa, African Economic Integration
  2. Diplomas: Foreign Trade, International Transport
  3. Masters: Transport in Africa, Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade
  4. Doctorates: Global Logistics, African Business, Global Trade

African Student, Online Master International Business

Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French TIC, Commerce intra-africain et intégration Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish TIC: comercio e integración en África Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese TIC: comércio intra-africano e integração

Example of the Online Subject - ICT for Regional Trade and Integration in Africa:
Africa National single window





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Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Masters and Doctorates in International Business adapted to:

  1. Eastern African Students: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Malawi, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
  2. Southern African Students: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
  3. Western African Students: The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone
  4. Central African Students: Cameroon and Rwanda
  5. Northern African Students: Egypt and Libya

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

The intensive use of the information and communications technology (ICT) can reduce export and logistics costs of the Intra-African Trade, especially for the landlocked developing African countries and can reduce 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 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 the customs automation (paperless trade)
  4. Ghana, Namibia, Malawi or Mozambique are real cases of National single windows development
  5. The implementation of the National single window in Ghana has reduced the exporting cost and time by 65%
  6. One obstacle to the intensive use of these technologies is the poor interconnectivity and long distances in Africa
  7. In general, the Information and communications technology (ICT) framework for the 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 an e-commerce boom
    1. Several Online Nigerian retail sites (DealDey, Konga, Jumia) are leading the 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 “African 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. Ahmed Mekky is one of the leaders of the telecommunications sector in the MENA region

African Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, the Arab Republic of Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, the Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Nigeria Online Ecommerce

Rail Transport in Africa



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