Industry Chief of Staff, & Chairman: E-commerce Forum Africa
Deloitte Africa & Ecommerce Forum Africa
- Get ubered before you get Kodak-ed! (LOL)
- Happy there were bigger lines for the private sector in registration
- Discussions and conferences are all good – however, we need action…centres for action are important.
- Good policies should be set up by the right bodies.
- Regional centre for data analytics at Strathmore University set up to gather and analyse.
- How many govts and leaders understand Blockchain?? Blockchain tech will bring trust closer.
- SMEs do not have the opportunities; however, they do have quality.
- Intercultural integration – trust issue. Inter-trade higher outside of Africa (11%) but lower within Africa (gone down from 4% to 3%)
Head of Africa and member of the Executive Committee
- How to get elderly and disability onboard? Should be thought about for their inclusion
- Police issues – focus on trade facilitation, e-transaction laws, consumer protection online (trust on credit card payments), data privacy, functional and risk-based payment rules (people still prefer cash on delivery rather than cash-less).
Research ICT Africa/University of Cape Town
- Challenge – go beyond traditional,
- Another issue – Don’t have sufficient data, connectivity challenge is biggest.
- Internet penetration – richer/most developed countries has higher than more development countries which has lower internet penetration. Also – gender gaps and urban-rural are bigger.
- Affordability is an issue (even if broadband is available) – how to bring down cost of devices for connectivity.
- Govts – need to remove the taxation to have poor to be able to get online.
- Power/electricity is important – for blockchain and e-commerce
Here is an update for the Nairobi Manifesto from the event that was put together. Click here to go to the link to read the full Manifesto by Africa E-commerce Week.