Innovation, recovery plan and digital transition toward inclusive and sustainable trade: How Aid for Trade has accelerated digital transition in Cambodia

March 25, 2021 — Digital Event, Switzerland

08:00-09:30 (CET)

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Zoom

 

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The session will provide lessons learnt, highlight best practices, demonstrate the value of partnership and the importance of reactiveness for coordinated actions between Governments, private sector, and development partners. Targeted and timely recovery plans and actions implemented by trade ministries has helped MSMEs to cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Onboarding of MSMEs, support to innovation, grants targeted to priority groups (women, youth, rural entrepreneurs) supported by Australia, EIF and UNDP have made the transition from offline to online faster, more inclusive and sustainable, accelerating digital transformation and transition as well as improving e-readiness. This benefited from the robust legal and regulatory environment spearheaded by the Ministry of Commerce (e-commerce law, e-commerce strategy, e-commerce sub-decrees).

Moderator:

Mr. Sven Callebaut International Trade Adviser, MoC Cambodia

Speakers

  • H.E LCT Tekreth Kamrang – Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce

  • Mr. Ratnakar Adhikari - Executive Director, Executive Secretariat, Enhanced Integrated Framework
  • Mr. Long Kemvichet – Deputy Director General of General Department of International Trade, Ministry of Commerce

  • Mrs. Chea Ratha – CEO of Khmum and Versita PTY Limited, at Khmum and Versita PTY Limited, Vice President of Cambodia Digital Tech Association

  • Mr. Nick Beresford – Country Coordinator, UNDP Cambodia

  • Mr. Jeremy Green – Assistant Secretary, Multilateral Trade Policy Branch, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

  • Mrs. Violeta Gonzalez Behar - Head of Partnerships, Resource Mobilisation and Communications, Executive Secretariat, Enhanced Integrated Framework