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

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

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

The eLearning 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, Regional Integration in Africa
  2. Diplomas: Foreign Trade, International Transport
  3. Masters: Transport in Africa, African Business, International Business, Foreign Trade
  4. Doctorates: International Logistics, Business in Africa, Global Trade

African Student, Online Master International Business

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

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

  1. All the players participating in African value chain (Governments, agencies, importers, exporters, customs agencies, logistics companies, banks...) can take advantages of ICT applied to 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 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 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, 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 an e-commerce boom
    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 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 intra-regional trade
  13. Ahmed Mekky is one of the leaders of the telecommunication's sector in the MENA region

Nigeria Online Ecommerce

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