TRAPCA partners with UNECA to host a side event at the UNCTAD Africa E-Commerce Week.

On 13th December 2018, trapca joined a multitude of e-commerce patrons during UNCTAD’s Africa e-Commerce Week Conference. Taking part in a session titled, “Digital Trade in Africa: Implications for Inclusion and Human Rights trapca’s representative Mr. Tsotetsi Makong joined fellow panelists, namely, Prof. Attiya Waris, Associate Professor of Fiscal Law and Policy, University of Nairobi, Dr. Joy Kategekwa, Regional Head for Africa, UNCTAD, Mr. Clement Onyango, Director ARC, CUTS and Dr. Ify Ogo, Trade Policy Expert, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Chaired by UNECA’s Jamie MacLeod the session considered various angles of e-commerce disposition as it related to human rights. While recognizing the importance and inevitability of e-commerce benefits, it was also recognized that regulatory aspects of e-commerce are not without drawbacks. These drawbacks may negatively affect fundamental human rights including freedom of expression and the right to privacy.

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