The Namibia Trade Forum and Trade Forward Southern Africa held a half-a-day workshop on ‘positioning e-commerce as an enabler for trade’.

The workshop which took place in Oshakati on 11 May 2022 was attended by more than 40 local entrepreneurs from the agro-processing and cosmetics sectors.

“At the Namibia Trade Forum our role is to make sure that we are consistently speaking to the private sector, that includes the big retailers and the small enterprises such as you, to provide you with the support you need because we have realised that agro-processing and the cosmetics sectors, that is our future,” said Namibia Trade Forum’s CEO Ms Stacey Pinto.

Ms Maria Immanuel who is the Technical Advisor at the Namibia Agricultural Trade spoke on how to access markets using trade policy and e-commerce for agri processed foods and the AfCFTA.

Ms Zodidi Gaseb, a creative entrepreneur in the cosmetics sector, spoke about how to position a cosmetics business for online trade.

Ms Raquel Fermino from Jabu Logistics spoke on getting small retailers on board as customers for e-commerce, as well as storage, marketing and e-commerce services.

While Mr CJ Dumeni the CEO and co-founder of Chommie gave a presentation on digital branding and marketing, building an online brand, content marketing, e-commerce management tools, customer service guidelines, data and information.

In the photo: Ms Zodidi Gaseb speaking at the e-commerce workshop.