Commonwealth ICT Trade and Innovation Webinar

Event: Commonwealth ICT Trade and Innovation Webinar
Date: 25 June 2020
Location: Online

In June 2020, the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) in partnership with the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (CBWN) held the Commonwealth Online Forum: Technology, Trade, and Innovation in a COVID-19 World. This forum assessed the impact of COVID-19 on Commonwealth countries and tabled innovative ICT policies and regulations adopted during the pandemic by international governments (please see attached event report for information). During the June forum there was a call for greater knowledge sharing between countries, it was agreed no country should work in isolation as there is much to learn for the good examples both within the Commonwealth and beyond the Commonwealth.

Key Topics:

      • To focus on opportunities in the ICT sector
      • Present practical examples of approaches to effective ICT adoption that have resulted in increased entrepreneurship and trade
      • To underline the importance and benefits of youth and entrepreneurship policies
      • To support a programme that contributes towards increasing productivity & innovation
      • Propose ideas on how to create or enhance innovation hubs to support entrepreneurship through capacity, development, and training
      • Discuss developing appropriate policies and frameworks for encouraging innovation
      • Develop an external network to collaborate and contribute on issues relating to entrepreneurship and trade in the ICT sector
      • Enhance the understanding of participants of the elements of an enabling environment for effective ICT adoption

Further Information:

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