THE GOAL OF THE COURSE
Training policymakers in good practices to improve thecapacities of MSMEs to participate in cross-border e-commerce.
- To learn about recent developments and trends indomestic and cross-border e-commerce particularly sincethe beginning of the pandemic and to examine thebarriers and challenges that MSMEs face in this type ofinternational trade.
- To understand the process of digital transformation anddigital capacity-building of MSMEs for the effectiveimplementation of cross-border e-commerce processes,systems and tools, along with the support thatgovernments can offer through public policies aimed atthis group of businesses.
- To gain greater awareness of the obstacles that MSMEsface and the best practices in logistics and tradefacilitation issues to speed up MSMEs' access tointernational markets through cross-border e-commerce.
- To understand the role of competition policy andcompetition laws to facilitate the entry and integration ofMSMEs as suppliers in regional and global value chainsand identify anti-competitive practices that restrict marketaccess.
- To identify critical regulatory elements for data protectionin the use of digital platforms and cyber security.
Five modules will be delivered through distance-learningcourses utilising multimedia formats (reading guides, videotutorials, interviews) and interactive forms (virtual classesand discussion forums) to facilitate the understanding andlearning of the course material. Each module ends with asmall quizz. This course is taught in English.
DURATION OF THE COURSE
This course runs from November 8th, to December 10th, 2021. It has five weekly modules. The totalacademic load is approximately 25 hours. Eachmodule includes reading materials, viewing tutorialsand videos with interviews, participating in asynchronous virtual class, and conducting a briefexam with multiple-choice questions.