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Jack Ma Launches $10M African entrepreneurs prize

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has established a new contest that will see African entrepreneurs compete for $10 million in funding, with the aim of supporting businesses that are growing the continent’s nascent digital economy. Called the Jack Ma Foundation Netpreneur Prize,…

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Jack Ma to attend Unctad, Alibaba Group event on digital economy in Johannesburg

Jack Ma, the Alibaba Group founder and UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) special advisor, is set to speak at an event on the digital economy Wednesday (8 August) in Johannesburg. The event — titled Netrepreneurs: The Rise of Africa’s Digital Lions — is…

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7 Digital skills are not optional in today’s tech savvy world (UNCTAD)

Negative stereotypes about women and girls studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects are among the impediments to an inclusive world where hi-tech solutions solve global problems, the 21st session of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development(CSTD),…

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UNCTAD’s E-Commerce Week Development Dimensions of Digital Platforms – 16-20 April 2018, Geneva

UNCTAD UNCTAD's E-Commerce Week, now in its fourth edition, is today the leading forum for Ministers, senior government officials, CEOs and other business representatives, international organizations, development banks, academics and civil society to discuss the development opportunities and challenges associated…

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Digital economy data gap risks widening inequalities, UNCTAD says

According to UNCTAD, those least prepared for the digital economy have less data on which to base policy decisions, threatening to widen the gap between the "haves" and the "have nots". A lack of data on how companies operate in…