Cameroon, ECA forge partnership for boosting digital economy
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Cameroon's digital transition project is one of the fruits of the exchange between President Paul Biya and ECA’s Executive Secretary Ms. Vera Songwe during her first official visit to Cameroon in April 2019. This support project focuses on four pillars, including: (i) Upgrading the legislative and regulatory framework and strengthening governance within the ICT sector; (ii) the development of broadband infrastructure to facilitate access by citizens, the administrative corps and enterprises to high-quality, reliable and cost-effective digital services; (iii) the development of e-Commerce, e-Government, digital financial services, and associated payment methods; and, (iv) the development of a digital entrepreneurship ecosystem. During a long and fruitful exchange with the various stakeholders of the digital economy and telecommunications sector, several young start-uppers described the challenges they face, and expressed their wishes for a better future. Many of them spoke of the need for better ICT policy framework and reduction in administrative bottlenecks to makes life easier for startups. Meanwhile, Messrs. Pedro and Seek of ECA said today’s encounter with multiple stakeholders could provide a pedestal on which to have regular exchanges on improving the health of Cameroon’s digital economy.
Citation“United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa; United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa (2019-07). Cameroon, ECA forge partnership for boosting digital economy. Addis Ababa. © UN. ECA. https://hdl.handle.net/10855/45088”
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