[ccwg-internet-governance] Just-in-time reporting from the UNCTAD e-commerce week

Marilia Maciel mariliamaciel at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 15:10:39 UTC 2018


Dear colleagues,

This week, the GIP Digital Watch Observatory and DiploFoundation are
providing just-in-time reporting from most sessions at the UNCTAD
e-commerce week 2018 and from the second meeting of the group of
intergovernmental experts on e-commerce.

The overarching theme of the e-commerce week is the development dimension
of digital platforms. They key role that these platforms play in
facilitating international trade is being discussed, as well as their
potentially disruptive influence on the economy and the job market.

We hope this exercise will be useful to democratise discussions taking
place in Geneva.

All the best wishes,
Marilia


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Just-in-time reporting from the UNCTAD e-commerce week
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Dear Colleagues,

Today marks the start of the UNCTAD E-Commerce Week 2018, a week-long event
that brings together stakeholders to discuss development opportunities and
challenges associated with the evolving digital economy. DiploFoundation
and the Geneva Internet Platform will be actively engaged in the event.
  Read our just-in-time reports
The *GIP Digital Watch* observatory is providing just-in-time reporting
from most sessions at the UNCTAD E-commerce Week 2018 and from the second
meeting of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the
Digital Economy (18–20 April), with the aim of enabling the community to
keep track of discussions happening simultaneously.
  Click here for reports
<https://diplomacy.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=89e7299f9fe54eed66d45cf3d&id=98f57a036d&e=db990db001>

Session reports are available by the end of each day. Read the reports at
dig.watch/unctad2018
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or follow us on @genevagip for links to reports.
  Participate in our sessions
On Monday, 16th April, we are hosting a session on Platform-based
E-commerce: What is at Stake for MSMEs?
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between 11:30 and 13:00, in room XXVII
(Palais des Nations).

On Wednesday, 18th April, we will be hosting a session on Introduction to
the course on digital commerce and emerging technologies
<https://diplomacy.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=89e7299f9fe54eed66d45cf3d&id=5bd1a5d409&e=db990db001>,
between 08:30 and 10:00, Room XXV (Palais des Nations). The session is
based on the curriculum of the online course on digital commerce, jointly
delivered by DiploFoundation, CUTS International Geneva, the International
Trade Centre (ITC), UNCTAD and the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) in 2017
and 2018. The publication ‘*Digital commerce capacity development:
preparing trade professionals for the challenges of the digital economy*’
will be officially launched during this session.

Some digital commerce course participants shared their feedback about the
capacity building experience. Watch them online
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In addition, members of our team will be speaking at other sessions
throughout the week:

   - On Wednesday, 18th April 2018
   11:30 - 13:00 | Public Private Dialogue to Drive E-commerce
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   (room XXVI)
   - On Thursday, 19th April 2018
   11:30 - 13:00 |  Platforms as an Orchestrator of Digital
   Re-organization: Strategizing for Long-term Development Impact
   <https://diplomacy.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=89e7299f9fe54eed66d45cf3d&id=50af9d3ba9&e=db990db001>
   (Room XXV)


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DiploFoundation.

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*Marília Maciel*
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