Global postal stakeholders are taking part in important discussions on creating the 2017-20 world postal strategy at regional strategy conferences from May-October.
Kenya is ready to kick off preparations to launch an e-commerce hub for East Africa, bringing together the region’s national Posts.
Posts from Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal are among several African operators that have committed to developing national action plans targeting e-commerce growth after a recent workshop at the UPU’s International Bureau.
The potential for reaping socio-economic benefits nationally through e-commerce, where the Post has an important role to play, was highlighted by Adriel Brathwaite, Barbados' minister of home affairs, at a UPU training event.
E-commerce development and strengthening operational efficiency were chosen as the top priorities for the Arab region for the next work cycle from 2017-2020.