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Use technology to improve lives – Bawumia urges African leaders

Use technology to improve lives – Bawumia urges African leaders

14 Feb 17  News
Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, has challenged African leaders to take advantage advancements in technology to better the lives of their citizens. According to Dr Bawumi...
New ‘Aspiring Africa’ narrative fuelled by technology growth

New ‘Aspiring Africa’ narrative fuelled by technology growth

13 Jan 17  News
The ‘Africa Rising’ narrative is increasingly giving way to that of ‘Aspiring Africa’, as the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) shrinks and the new middle class burgeons. Central ...
Technology and innovation

Technology and innovation

04 Jan 17  Themes
Innovation and new technologies are key drivers of economic growth in today’s globalised economy. Promoting innovation has thus become a critical regional and national policy obj...
Promoting financial inclusion in West Africa: Leveraging financial technology for the underbanked

Promoting financial inclusion in West Africa: Leveraging financial technology for the underbanked

21 Sep 16  News
More than two billion people worldwide are without bank accounts. Most are poor and only a third of adults in sub-Saharan Africa have access to any kind of basic financial services...
U.S. and WTO partners begin implementation of the Expansion of the Information Technology Agreement

U.S. and WTO partners begin implementation of the Expansion of the Information Technology Agreement

05 Jul 16  News
The expansion of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) achieved a milestone on 1 July 2016 as the United States, along with developed and developing country partners at the Wo...
tralac at Namibia Trade Forum Public-Private Dialogue and Namibia University of Science and Technology Public Lecture, 16 May 2016

tralac at Namibia Trade Forum Public-Private Dialogue and Namibia University of Science and Technology Public Lecture, 16 May 2016

01 Jun 16  Event
On 16 May 2016, the Namibia Trade Forum (NTF) hosted a Public-Private Dialogue on Trade in Services in Windhoek, Namibia. The discussion was attended by representatives from variou...
Africa’s CEOs look to innovation and technology to boost growth in a challenging global economic environment

Africa’s CEOs look to innovation and technology to boost growth in a challenging global economic environment

20 May 16  News
Africa remains one of the preferred frontiers for investment opportunities and doing business, according to a report released by PwC Africa today. Growth and foreign direct investm...
Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VII: Calls for greater focus on human capital and science and technology

Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VII: Calls for greater focus on human capital and science and technology

04 Apr 16  News
Most African countries agree that regional integration is a goal which they should all aspire to, in order to foster inclusive and sustainable economic growth and development. The...
Mobile technology and trade in sub-Saharan Africa

Mobile technology and trade in sub-Saharan Africa

09 Feb 16  News
Over the last 15 years, the expansion of mobile technology into Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has been unprecedented. Recent data by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) sho...
Banks in EA pin hopes on technology and partnerships to catalyse growth

Banks in EA pin hopes on technology and partnerships to catalyse growth

12 Jan 16  News
East Africa’s commercial banks are pinning their hopes for growth in 2016 on technology and increased investment in  small and medium-sized enterprises as lenders avoid ra...
Technology trade deal reached at Nairobi WTO Ministerial

Technology trade deal reached at Nairobi WTO Ministerial

17 Dec 15  News
A group of 53 World Trade Organisation members negotiating a tariff-cutting agreement on information and communication technology goods reached a final deal in Nairobi, Kenya, on W...
Technology can deliver inclusive and sustainable industrial development: Industrial Development Report 2016

Technology can deliver inclusive and sustainable industrial development: Industrial Development Report 2016

04 Dec 15  News
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launched its flagship publication, the Industrial Development Report (IDR) 2016, during the Organization’s General ...
Eastern Africa’s manufacturing sector: Promoting technology, innovation, productivity and linkages

Eastern Africa’s manufacturing sector: Promoting technology, innovation, productivity and linkages

01 Dec 15  News
The following reports were prepared as part of a regional assessment of the manufacturing sector in Eastern Africa commissioned by the East Africa Resource Center (EARC) of the Afr...
Dissemination of technology essential in achieving equality, poverty eradication: Second Committee discusses globalization, interdependence

Dissemination of technology essential in achieving equality, poverty eradication: Second Committee discusses globalization, interdependence

20 Oct 15  News
Economic stagnation and lacklustre recovery from the global economic crisis had revealed dysfunction in international organizations and the need to reform unequal power structures,...
The power of policy and technology: Speech by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner at the Global Environmental Action International Conference 2015

The power of policy and technology: Speech by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner at the Global Environmental Action International Conference 2015

20 Oct 15  News
Reaching agreement on the 17 sustainable development goals and climate change is just the beginning. They still have to be delivered and, until they are, we still have to adapt to ...
Advanced technology increasingly shaping Africa’s financial sector

Advanced technology increasingly shaping Africa’s financial sector

29 Jul 15  News
The African financial services industry is rapidly evolving as a result of advancing technology which is fueling innovation and growth in the sector. While the sector is mature in ...
‘Resources, technology and capacity’ key to success of new global development agenda, UN Secretary-General tells World Economic Forum

‘Resources, technology and capacity’ key to success of new global development agenda, UN Secretary-General tells World Economic Forum

27 Jan 15  News
Below are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the “Making 2015 a Historic Year” dinner, in Davos, Switzerland, on 23 January. Thank you for joining us tonight...
Leveraging technology transfer for industrial development explored in new UNCTAD study

Leveraging technology transfer for industrial development explored in new UNCTAD study

15 Jan 15  News
The study presents cases from Africa, Asia and Latin America, which provide contrasting experiences of the role of technology transfer and absorption in the development of differen...
US and China agree to eliminate technology trade tariffs in landmark Beijing deal

US and China agree to eliminate technology trade tariffs in landmark Beijing deal

12 Nov 14  News
China and the US have agreed to eliminate tariffs on a host of technology products – a move which could add $190bn to global GDP. The two trading powers overcame a succession of...
Investing in people-centred innovation and technology essential to Africa’s development

Investing in people-centred innovation and technology essential to Africa’s development

03 Nov 14  News
Innovation and technology can serve as a springboard for economic transformation provided they are driven by people. This was the message put forward by partners and participants a...

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