The East African Enterprise Council (EABC) and the Worldwide Commerce Centre (ITC) have launched a web based platform designed to spice up the aggressive fringe of East African small companies, referred to as My East African Soko or Myeasoko www.myeasoko.com.
The platform helps small companies within the area of their restoration from the financial results of the COVID-19 pandemic, builds resilience in gentle of the Conflict in Ukraine and drives progress utilizing digital applied sciences.
Merchants and repair suppliers from throughout the area can work together on the platform’s net portal or cell utility to entry enterprise data, market their merchandise on-line, appeal to worldwide patrons and increase their commerce alternatives.
On the launch occasion, Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Government Director on the Worldwide Commerce Centre, stated: “My East African Soko will re-introduce small companies into world marketplaces, allow them to affix regional worth chains and provides them a possibility to scale up.”
Extra providers embrace an built-in e-marketplace, a enterprise listings portal and a coaching academy. Small companies may also have entry to cross-border commerce data, paperwork associated to the African Continental Free Commerce Space and procedures for pre-selected shipments of products to any of the international locations recognized beneath the Guided Commerce Initiative.
The built-in cell app notification system ensures continued interplay between small companies and EABC for environment friendly final mile supply, on-line cost, monitoring product supply, and 24hr buyer help utilizing an built-in chat help system and social media to complement the portal.
“EABC has leveraged digital applied sciences and has developed www.myeasoko.com to help the EAC’s financial restoration, construct resilience and drive future progress for small companies, particularly for youth and ladies,” stated John Bosco Kalisa, Government Director, East African Enterprise Council. “Small companies stimulate innovation, entrepreneurship, maintain financial progress and account for 60% jobs within the EAC.”
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