Delegation of the European Union to the
UN and other international organisations in Geneva

EVENT: Digital4Development - A European Strategy

13/04/2018 - 17:10
Conference/seminarThematic series

Digital issues are a part of the European Union’s positive policy agenda: internally – within the Digital Single Market, and externally, as a key element of the European approach to development. The European Digital4Development policy adopted by the European Commission in May 2017 aims among others to streamline the potential of digital technologies in delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals. The European Commission is working closely with stakeholders, such as the African Union Commission, on this issue. The aim of the debate is to discuss the developments of the digital economy in Africa and how to boost the cooperation between Europe and Africa to fully exploit the potential of digital technologies for the benefit of developing countries.

Welcome remarks

Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD


H.E. Ms. Mariya Gabriel

Commissioner, Digital Economy and Society, European Commission

H.E. Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid

Commissioner for Infrastructure, Energy, ICT and Tourism, African Union Commission

Mr. Jérémy Doutte

Co - Chief Executive Officer, Jumia Nigeria

Questions and answers

Chair & concluding remarks H.E. Mr. Carl Hallergard
Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to the United Nations in Geneva


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