As part of efforts toward boosting Ghana’s e-commerce ecosystem, GIZ has held the National E-Commerce Forum and Exhibition which is a platform to celebrate the accomplishments of Ghana’s e-commerce ecosystem and build momentum toward a shared vision for its future development.
The goal was to mobilize diverse e-commerce stakeholders towards more collaborative and inclusive development.
The National e-Commerce Forum & Exhibition brought together leaders in government, private sector, industry practitioners, national business leaders (SMEs), academics and research scholars, ecosystem enablers, intermediaries and international development partners together for open discussions that optimize existing interactions between different
stakeholders as well as enable stakeholders to discover and take up new roles in the e-commerce ecosystem of Ghana.
The multi-stakeholder discussions throughout the full-day period culminated in the development of a communique that spells out the key outcomes of the discussions and the way forward, identifying responsible stakeholders for solutions to the challenges identified.
The National e-Commerce Forum and Exhibition is an open platform for all stakeholders within the e-commerce space in Ghana to interact, understand and find solutions to issues affecting the development of the sector.
It sought to;
- Provide an opportunity for participants to exchange ideas, best practices and lessons learnt in addressing challenges and opportunities within the e-commerce sector in Ghana
- Enable discussions among various actors in the sector to inspire and accelerate interventions in response to their needs
- Advocate for inclusive value chains and market systems to support women in e-commerce in Ghana.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been implementing the Pan-African E-Commerce Initiative- Boosting Digital Trade project’ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Ghana since 2022.
The Pan-African E-Commerce Initiative seeks to promote an enabling environment for e-commerce in Ghana and across the continent. The Pan-African E-Commerce Initiative is a regional project with activities in Ghana, Rwanda, Kenya and the East Africa Community.
The different project interventions intend to unlock the economic potential of e-commerce.