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18 November 2020
https://www.ecofinagency.com
Without a clear identity, a citizen cannot access any service (education, health, competitions, etc.). In the rapidly emerging digital world, Tunde Fafunwa, Senior Advisor of the UNECA Digital Center of Excellence, fears that the lack of digital identity will further widen the digital divide in Africa.
18 November 2020
https://newafricanmagazine.com
On Africa Statistics Day, Dr. Mwarumba Mwavita of Oklahoma State University examines the perils of treating valid data as fiction and calls on experts to find ways to engender trust among stakeholders.
18 November 2020
https://afriqueitnews.com
Les Etats africains doivent faire plus d’efforts dans le développement de systèmes d’identité et d’identification numériques. C’est l’idée défendue par Tunde Fafunwa, conseiller principal du Centre d’excellence numérique de la Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique (CEA).
17 November 2020
https://www.biometricupdate.com
The Lead Advisor for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA’s) Digital Centre of Excellence, Tunde Fafunwa, has explained why African nations must be more intentional about developing digital identity systems especially as they look to rebuild stronger economies in the post-COVID-19 era.
17 November 2020
https://allafrica.com
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Sub-Regional Office for Southern Africa (SRO-SA), in collaboration with the SADC Business Council, organized a virtual Sensitization Forum for the private sector to stimulate discussions and facilitate dialogue on: Post-COVID Recovery Strategies and Regional Integration in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities.
17 November 2020
https://realnewsmagazine.net
THE African Trade Policy Centre, ATPC, of the Economic Commission for Africa, ECA, the Southern African Development Community, SADC-Women in Business, and the SADC Business Council webinar on women’s participation in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 12 November closed with an assurance to bridge the gender gap on the continent.
17 November 2020
https://www.webmanagercenter.com
Les participants à la 35ème réunion du Comité intergouvernemental de hauts fonctionnaires et d’experts (CIHFE) du Bureau sous-régional de la Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique (CEA) en Afrique du Nord ont appelé, mardi, à renforcer l’intégration économique en Afrique du Nord pour consolider la résilience face à l’impact économique de la Covid-19.
16 November 2020
https://fr.allafrica.com/
La Secrétaire exécutive de la Commission économique pour l'Afrique (CEA), Vera Songwe, déclare aujourd'hui que la Zone de libre-échange continentale africaine (ZLECA) entrera en vigueur l'année prochaine, le continent doit trouver de nouveaux secteurs et les compétences nécessaires pour assurer l'industrialisation afin de satisfaire les aspirations de sa jeunesse.
15 October 2020
www.xinhuanet.com
Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde has urged the African continent to instill modern statistical systems for effective policy and decision making endeavors amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
15 October 2020
www.press.et
President Sahlework Zewde called on Africa to urgently transform and modernize its national statistical systems, especially in light of the continuing novel COVID-19 pandemicon the seventh meeting of the Statistical Commission for Africa (StatCom7) opened virtually on Tuesday evening, a press release the Economic Commission for Africa sent to The Ethiopian Herald indicated.
15 October 2020
www.esi-africa.com
Despite complications created by COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, UN Women and Standard Bank are equipping women farmers in Africa with skills and resources to grow their businesses for long term success.
15 October 2020
iafrica.com
Vera Songwe, head of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, is co-ordinating an appeal by African finance ministers for $100 billion a year for the next three years to support stricken economies on the continent. This is a fraction of the fiscal and monetary stimulus already delivered in the U.S. and Europe when compared to Africa’s combined annual economic output of about $2.6 trillion, she says.
14 October 2020
www.ena.et
“ለአፍሪካ ከእስካሁኑ የተለየ፣ ተሻጋሪ፣ ዘመናዊ የመረጃ ሥርዓት ያስፈልጋታል” ሲሉ የኢፌዲሪ ፕሬዚዳንት ሳህለወርቅ ዘውዴ ተናገሩ፡፡
14 October 2020
www.leconomistemaghrebin.com
La Tunisie, qui a ratifié, le 22 juillet 2020, la convention relative à la ZLECAF, prépare actuellement, en collaboration avec la CEA (burau de Afrique du Nord), la stratégie nationale relative à la mise en œuvre de cette convention, a-t-il ajouté , lors d’un webinaire sur le thème : « la ZLECAF et l’atténuation de l’impact de la pandémie de la Covid19 sur les stratégies commerciales en Afrique...
14 October 2020
allafrica.com
Cameroon's private sector is currently ill-prepared to leverage a spate of opportunities offered by the green economy but a comprehensive set of measures which Government should spearhead, can turn the issue around, says a new study being finalized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
14 October 2020
magazinedelafrique.com
La CEA (Commission économique pour l’Afrique) sonne, une nouvelle fois, la sonnette d’alarme. Elle rappelle que les envois de fonds constituent une bouée de sauvetage pour tous les peuples de la planète, en particulier dans les pays à faible revenu et à revenu intermédiaire.
13 October 2020
https://indiaeducationdiary.in
The first virtual regional MOST Forum of Ministers of Social Development in Central Africa was convened by UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme, in association with the Government of Gabon, and in cooperation with the Economic Community for Central African States on “Poverty in Central Africa: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Strategies”.
13 October 2020
www.ghanaweb.com
The maiden Hybrid Business Conference organized by CCI France Ghana was held Tuesday 6th October at Labadi Beach Hotel.
12 October 2020
https://www.ghanaweb.com
Principal Policy Advisor in the Macroeconomics and Governance Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Mr. Joseph Atta-Mensah has called for the expediency of a common currency.
12 October 2020
https://www.agenceecofin.com
De 85 milliards $ estimés en 2019, les envois de fonds de la diaspora vers l’Afrique pourraient chuter de 18 milliards $ en 2020, selon un nouveau rapport de la CEA. Cela s’explique par les perturbations économiques liées à la covid-19 dans plusieurs pays d’accueil des migrants africains.
12 October 2020
https://www.webmanagercenter.com
” Commercer Facilement : Focus sur l’Afrique du Nord “, est le thème d’un webinaire qui se tiendra, le 17 novembre 2020, à l’initiative de la Commission économique pour l’Afrique(CEA) , en partenariat avec la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le commerce et le développement (CNUCED) et l’Union africaine.
12 October 2020
https://www.capitalethiopia.com
The Economic Commission for Africa raised the flag on data governance by jointly launching the Africa Data Leadership Initiative (ADLI) with Future State and Smart Africa, creating safe space for policymakers, digital rights experts and entrepreneurs to learn together.
12 October 2020
https://africanbusinessmagazine.com
Multilateral institutions like the World Bank and the IMF have come under fire from African ministers and economists who say they are failing to step in to cushion the financial blow caused by the global pandemic.
12 October 2020
http://portocanal.sapo.pt
A secretária-executiva da Comissão Económica das Nações Unidas para África, Vera Swonge, alertou hoje que se a ajuda não continuar em 2021, o continente africano enfrenta um grave problema de aumento da pobreza.
12 October 2020
https://www.verangola.net
Finance Minister Vera Daves has joined other African leaders in advocating the extension of the debt suspension initiative to 2021, a position expressed at a high-level meeting with representatives of the IMF and World Bank.

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