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How E-Commerce would shape a Post Covid Africa
Resilient Africa Week
June 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm UTC+1
Resilient Africa Week 2020
The Resilient Africa Week is a week-long virtual gathering whereby stakeholders in private and public sector from a variety of industries and disciplines across Africa and Overseas, come together for solution-focused discussion and debate on Africa’s resilience in face of Challenges.
RAW 2020 event brings together some of the best African speakers and industry thought leaders who will share their best advice, lessons learned and strategies in spotting African opportunities during a Crisis. The virtual event would be based on “focused panel session implementation-style” where each panel session is a mini-event. Learn more about other panel session CLICK HERE
Background of Panel Session
Key Discussion Area
Business across the African continent are facing unprecedented challenges, with the spreading of the COVID-19 virus. Financial insecurity, the responsibility of caring for families and employees, the potential of social unrest, and the associated health risks this virus presents, are all affecting the African Entreprenuer’s psycho-physical resilience.
Running e-commerce businesses in Africa’s populated cities can be a thankless task due to the basic infrastructure gaps and a reluctant customer base. Nigeria which has the largest internet market in Africa, where e-commerce companies face challenges such as inefficient logistics and poor home addressing systems as well as uncertainty about the demand pool.
Its now obvious that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic may create the right “Demand” - one of the main challenges faced by e-commerce businesses in African markets. The pandemic’s restrictions has created limited choice as shopping online is finally getting a marketing boost out of necessity and safety.
Given the short-term boon amid a lack of options for customers, “the main question is whether or not this trend will stick in a post-COVID era. This panel session seeks to look at how the Ecommerce market can remain sustainable in a post covid-era. What is required to make shopping online the norm in Africa retail and consumer market.
1. Identify and discuss how the pandemic/government lockdown has impacted ( positively or negatively) online shopping in Africa
2. How is the African purchaser dealing with ease of use and trusting that online shopping would work.
3. What kind of ecosystems/ drivers/enablers are needed for ecommerce to thrive in Africa
4. Discuss the key concerns of SME’s to have online distribution channels as part of their sales strategy.
5. Any Solutions and recommendations for a Post-Covid 19 Era
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