Implementing the AfCFTA Dispute Settlement Protocol for E-Commerce disputes

  • Mon 25 Sep 23

    10:30 - 14:00

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event speaker


  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Essex Law School

  • Contact details

    Law events and communications team

You are all warmly invited to the "Implementing the AfCFTA Dispute Settlement Protocol for E-Commerce Disputes" workshop on Monday 25 September 2023.

A workshop funded by Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN) designed to provide room for reflection on the implementation of the Dispute Settlement Protocol of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement as it relates to e-commerce and digital trade regulation in Africa.

The aim of the workshop is to examine ongoing developments and identify possible approaches to facilitate AfCFTA implementation.

How to register

Event Programme

9.30am - Arrival, registration and coffee
10-10.10am -Welcome from the Head of School

WTO, AfCFTA and E-commerce

Moderator – Martin Munu
10.10-10.30am - Regis Simo – Implementation Challenges for the AfCFTA
10.30-10.50am - Chisa Onyejekwe – Economic Integration, Trade & Sustainable Development
10.50 -11.10am - Rutendo Tavengerwei – Digital Trade Policy Issues under the AfCFTA
11.10-11.30am - Q&A session

10 mins break

AfCFTA Dispute Resolution and E-commerce Disputes

Moderator - Fikayo Taiwo
11.40-12pm - Chrispas Nyombi – Dispute Resolution under the AfCFTA Investment Protocol
12-12.20pm - Francis Ojok – The Efficiency of the AfCFTA Dispute Resolution Mechanism: An in-depth analysis
12.20-12.40pm - Efemena Iluezi-Ogbaudu - E-Commerce Businesses & Dispute Settlement under the AfCFTA
12.40-12.55pm - Q&A session

12.55-1.00pm - Vote of thanks and close
1-3.00pm - Lunch and networking