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Although online marketplaces could generate 3 million new jobs in Africa by 2025, many challenges remain for e-commerce start-ups, from securing the physical infrastructure to recruiting trained workers. How can these shortcomings be addressed for the benefit of socio-economic growth?

This session is associated with the Platform for Shaping the Future of International Trade and Investment.

Speakers:
- Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva.
- Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Trade, with responsibility for Nordic affairs of Sweden.
- Sihlesenkosi Majola, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, wezart.co.za, South Africa.
- Viliam Trska, Vice-President, Southern Africa, Procter & Gamble, South Africa.
- Brian A. Wong, Vice-President, Global Initiatives, Alibaba Group, People's Republic of China; Young Global Leader.

Moderated by:
- Arancha Gonzalez Laya, Executive Director, International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva.

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