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Marta Bengoa, CIRANO Associated Researcher and Fellow, Associate Professor of International Economics at the Colin Powell School at City University of New York (CUNY-CCNY), participated in the World Trade Organization Public Forum 2019 last October in Geneva, Switzerland.
She was on the panel "Young, digital and globally connected: The new face of trading Africa". This panel aimed to give a fresh look at the reality of Africa as a trading continent, with a focus on digital and the role of its young population in changing its dynamics. Marta Bengoa presented new data and discussed on the relevance of current international trade initiatives - the African Continental Free Trade Area, the WTO (including e-commerce), in enabling services trade and jobs for Africa.