Minister Prof. Tarpeh meets with Head of the African Unit at WIPO during the e_Commerce Week

Partial view of participants at the e-Commerce Week
Partial view of participants at the e-Commerce Week
Photo Credit: MOCI

Liberia Participates in UNCTAD E-Commerce Week: April 16th – April 20th, Geneva, Switzerland and Hold Several Bilateral Meetings with the World Trade Organization (WTO), World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), International Trade Center (ITC) and the Secretary-General of UNCTAD.

 

Friday, April 20, 2018, Geneva Switzerland - Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh attended the UNCTAD E-Commerce Week taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, April 16-20. He participated in the High Level Ministerial Roundtable, entitled, Digital Impacts on Sustainable Development, where he served as a panelist. He also made interventions on the Liberian perspective during two sessions of the Conference: (1) e-Trade Readiness Assessments in LDCs: from Recommendations to Actions, and (2) the High Level Dialogue on Development Dimensions of Digital Platforms. Prof. Tarpeh also engaged with several development partners and discussed the recently completed UNCTAD e-Readiness Assessment Report on Liberia.

 

UNCTAD E-Commerce Week is the leading forum for Ministers, senior government officials, CEOs and other business representatives, international organizations, development banks, academics and civil society to discuss the development opportunities and challenges associated with the evolving digital economy. It is the Minister’s ambition to turn the potential of E-Commerce into a force for employment for Liberians.