In addition to TFO Canada, who joined the ISTIC Africa-Canada 2018 organization, last week, it was Global Affairs Canada’s turn to join the list of partners of the African Digital Potential Forum: Mangrove, Tunisia-Africa-Export, The League of Africans of Canada, the Montreal Center for Business and Innovation (CEIM), the Pan-African Council of Quebec (COPAQ). Indeed, TFO Canada is responsible for the e-commerce panel. more+ Global Affairs Canada is interested in the environment of African and Canadian startups. Our partner Mangrove will set up a specific workshop to discuss the startup phenomenon, their contribution to economic development and the strengthening of technical cooperation links between Africa and Canada. It is recalled… Read MoreContinue Reading
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.
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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 MoreContinue Reading
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 MoreContinue Reading
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 MoreContinue Reading