Save the date: The International Exhibition for Information and Communication Technologies- SITIC AFRICA CANADA 12 – 13 November 2019

Contacts Monde and the African Digital Opportunity Association in collaboration with Tunisia-Africa-Export and its official partners, organize the 2nd edition of the International Exhibition of Information Technologies and Communication (SITIC Africa-Canada 2019).

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About Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada, Federal Government Department for Diplomatic and Consular Relations, Stimulating International Trade and Organizing Canada’s International Assistance. There are several areas that perfectly define the policy established by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service: Helping companies explore new markets, consider international expansion, commercialize technology, recruit or enter into international partnerships, attract investors to Canada. Global Affairs Canada invites the public to learn about projects and programs that Canada supports in international development. Global Affairs Canada leads Canada’s international aid efforts to reduce poverty and inequality by leveraging Canadian expertise and financial resources, providing bilateral development assistance and institutional support to multilateral organizations. international.gc.ca Global Affairs Canada is interested in… Read More

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About TFO Canada

TFO Canada soutient les activités commerciales de plus de 1 200 exportateurs des pays en développement, 1 200 organismes de soutien au commerce et plus de 1 800 importateurs canadiens.” C'est par des opportunités de commerce international durables que TFO Canada facilite le progrès des PME des pays en développement.

Cet organisme regroupe des experts en commerce et est au service des pays en développement.

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Innovations challenges in Africa

Innovation faces several challenges on the African continent.  According to the World Bank technologies and innovation are currently shaping progress on the continent, yet an age-old question remains: that of the potential for Africa to leapfrog technological advances worldwide and cement its position   as a hotspot for future technological innovation.  Africa is unique in the sense that most of its population access new digital technologies mostly through mobile phones, and this explain the dynamism of emerging eBanking and mobile banking platforms. Statistics by GSMA reveals that in 2016, 320 million mobiles connections already existed in West Africa alone, and 45 million more are expected to be listed by 2020. In… Read More

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Innovation

Innovation is at the core of Canadian approaches to socioeconomic development and Canada’s emphasis on innovation is often highlighted by distinctively consistent financing of Innovation. This includes 700M$ in funds recently earmarked by the Government of Quebec to sustain innovative manufacturing ventures in Quebec, or the 36 M$ fund allocated to the research project on “Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa “(IMCHA) and jointly funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Global Affairs Canada, and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The IMCHA project, which the aim is to “improve maternal, newborn, and child health by using primary health care as an entry point to strengthen health… Read More

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North-South-South cooperation

The concept of ‘South-South’ cooperation refers to burgeoning processes of bilateral and multilateral cooperation between developing countries across the world.  Burkina Faso and or Ivory Coast will thus create economic partnerships or enter into trade agreements Tunisia, or Morocco, or China.  South-South cooperation however does not   preclude traditional North-South cooperation.  In fact, a triangular dimension is often added to such initiatives when countries from the North joins the equation and contributes to such   economic and development ventures: thus, the concept of North-South-South cooperation. Anis Jaziri, a co-founder of the Tunisia-Africa Business Council (TABC) asserts, in Le Point, that: “75% of exchanges are with Europe. We must consolidate our relations with… Read More

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