Online Course: ICT, Trade, and Integration in Africa

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Syllabus of the eLearning Course (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 eLearning Course (Subject) “ICT for Trade and Integration in Africa” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs (Bachelors, Master of Science, Doctorates) taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Online Doctorates: Business in Africa, Foreign Trade and International Marketing
  2. Online Courses: Transport in Africa, Regional Integration in Africa
  3. Masters of Science (MSc): International Business, Foreign Trade, Africa
  4. Bachelor of Science in Inter-African Business

African Student, Online Master International Business

Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

Languages of study Online Higher Education 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 Online Tertiary Education in Portuguese TIC: comércio intra-africano e integração

Sample of the e-learning Course / Subject - ICT for Regional Trade and Integration in Africa:
Africa National single window





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Description of the Course / 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 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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