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Virtual Event with the BSOs - Shared screen with speaker view
Razonno Mugdha
04:06:39
Good Afternoon from Bangladesh. I am Razonno Mugdha from BASIS.
Priscillar Lagat
04:07:49
Good Afternoon everyone......I am Priscillar Lagat from Kenya Association of Women in Tourism - Nairobi, Kenya.....info.kawt@gmail.com
Edward Bernard Ssekayiba
04:08:07
Name: Edward Bernard Ssekayiba; BMO/BSO: Uganda Small Scale Industries Association; Email: Edward.ssekayiba@gmail.com
Sameya Kureshi
04:08:07
Good afternoon everyone! This is Sameya Kureshi from Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) Pakistan. I can be reached at; sameyakureshi@hotmail.com
Nuzhat Kristy
04:10:27
submitted. I’m Nuzhat Nueri Kristy. Founder & Designer of Kristy Boutique. Director Chittagong women Chamber of commerce
Wee, ccwee.mv@gmail.com
04:11:06
good afternoon ,This is Wee from Singapore. I am in SME finance. ccwee@orielgroup.com
Jeannine Uwimana
04:29:59
hello everyone, Jeannine Uwimana Nicol. Glimexonline, Cape Town- South Africa. glad to be here
BANGLACRAFT_Shahid Hussain Shamim
04:34:26
Digital based activity became new normal
Mamun, EXPOPRO
04:34:44
Good Afternoon. This is Md. Mamunur Rahman, Founder & CEO of EXPOPRO (The Center for Business Development and Communications) - Please visit www.expopro.org for more info about us. Thanks.
BANGLACRAFT_Shahid Hussain Shamim
04:36:30
But now we are getting used to with online grocery, essential product and other fashion item.
Jeannine Uwimana
04:38:00
I think the challenges of ecommerce in Africa are well know. But are there good examples, best practices that cost-effective that could empower women and young people from the grassroots?
Jeannine Uwimana
04:40:44
data is still expensive in Africa but what type of ecosystem do we need to deal with challenges that we are face with eCommerce and Digital world. most of these tools are expensive, they can't be transferable from one source to the other, etc. our gov can't even sustain some of these solutions. does ITC has some tools to address these challenges?
Khadija Afzal
04:48:28
Hello Everyone Khadija Afzal from Bangladesh Federation of Women Entrepreneurs. Informative session Glad to be here.
James Howe
05:07:41
Jeannine, "are there good examples, best practices that cost-effective that could empower women and young people from the grassroots?". Yes there are.
Thilaka
05:08:25
PL give an example to C2B.
James Howe
05:08:39
Take a look at some of the ongoing (and completed) projects here: https://www.intracen.org/ecomConnect/Projects/
Jeannine Uwimana
05:09:25
@James Howe. great to know that there are some best practices. I will check them out.
Stella Hackett
05:09:56
Greetings from Barbados. Apologies for being late - it is 6 am here.
James Howe
05:10:22
A good starting place for many will be local marketplaces. In Africa we have made available comprehensive data on all the B2C marketplaces in operation in every single African country. See here: https://ecomconnect.org/page/african-marketplace-explorer
Dr. Regina Inem
05:11:01
Good morning everyone
James Howe
05:11:56
You can use the "Africa Marketplace Explorer" to check out what is happening in African marketplaces: look at the trends and differences between countries. Entrepreneurs can check out which marketplaces exist and what is their speciality and openness to sellers from other countries.
Babucarr Kebbeh
05:14:49
any link to the platform of Africa market or its an App?
James Howe
05:15:42
Other tools also exist within the portfolio to help entrepreneurs - including those starting out - understand how to structure their approach to ecommerce. One good starting point could be our elearning courses e.g. Introduction to E-Commerce https://learning.intracen.org/course/info.php?id=794
James Howe
05:16:13
Creating Quality E-commerce Content : https://learning.intracen.org/course/info.php?id=342
James Howe
05:16:49
Courses Using Virtual Marketplaces for your E-commerce Ini...
James Howe
05:16:56
https://learning.intracen.org/course/info.php?id=328
James Howe
05:18:26
In all cases we recommend joining the ecommerce community platform: https://ecomconnect.org/ which encourages networking and shared learning between entrepreneurs in developing and least developed countries. Regular updates of information and events are organised with experts.
Jeannine Uwimana
05:33:34
how can these international platform work or leverage with local ecommerce platforms- Jumia is among the least known but it emerged from the African continent. in other words, how do we promote local platforms , technology transfer for equity purpose? otherwise, the world will continue to be imbalanced.
lucille aveva
05:34:36
where can one get data on the fastest moving products on the major ecommerce sites?
lucille aveva
05:48:04
Poor product vs advertised main reason to stop shopping with a retailer. there's now a meme of "what I ordered vs what I got"
Edward Bernard Ssekayiba - USSIA
05:50:56
Poor product vs advertised main reason to stop shopping with a retailer. there's now a meme of "what I ordered vs what I got"True: my last Jumia purchase was horrible: product pic and description was a shock from actual delivery. More product description needed by Julia, especially specifying country of origin. (China).
Edward Bernard Ssekayiba - USSIA
06:13:09
A break please??
Babucarr Kebbeh
06:14:18
yes please
James Howe
06:18:43
"where can one get data on the fastest moving products on the major ecommerce sites?". Answer: several places. The most powerful are commercial platforms - which demand a subscription fee after a period free to use: AlgopixSellicsTerapeakbut you can also reference Google Shopping. There are also many other tools which we reference in our training such as Google Market Finder, Google TrendsGoogle Keyword PlannerThink with GoogleUbersuggestAsk the public
James Howe
06:20:33
If you are a member of the ecomconnect.org platform you can access learning materials, including a summary sheet on how to conduct market research for ecommerce. See this link https://ecomconnect.org/news/218109 which described an event, and has links to the materials we shared.
Hashim Ahmed
06:21:25
Thank you
Lucie Debornes (ITC)
06:47:01
To continue engaging with peers and create new professional connections beyond the event, we will be sharing contact details of the participants through an e-booklet, specially designed for this event. If you are interested to appear in the e-booklet, please fill the following online form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=MG1Hw8N7m0-dFfRElH_0zaMI-1jvCGJAupDnEq5oMyBUM01PNDlJQUtQSjFGTjJaSFpNWlM3QlZOSC4u
BANGLACRAFT_Shahid Hussain Shamim
07:00:37
How global supply chain will happen? Current situation accelerating the new system
BANGLACRAFT_Shahid Hussain Shamim
07:05:38
Evaluation of Pandemic! How going forward? …it should be practical….look at ground reality ….Finance is limited….Value chain interrupted…
BANGLACRAFT_Shahid Hussain Shamim
07:07:31
please go ahead
Khadija Afzal
07:09:45
Thanks Farhana. good to see you here and hear from you
Afsana Asif
07:09:58
very well said
Thilaka
07:10:36
Thank you. Practical and useful session.
Thamayanthini
07:11:23
Thanks very useful
Lucie Debornes (ITC)
07:11:55
The Virtual Gathering will continue tomorrow with a session on Risk management. This practical session will review the concept of risk to understand what it means to be risk aware, and see how risk thinking can help BSOs be more visionary, bolder and more innovative. Participants will receive simple risk techniques to apply in their own organisation.We are looking forward to your participation! .
Jeannine Uwimana
07:12:24
thank you very much
Jacqui
07:12:41
Thank you.