Webinar Recording | Fintech in Sub-Saharan Africa: Game-Changer for Economic Institutions to Foster Inclusive Growth and Development

Posted on 15th June 2020

Fintech is a major force shaping the structure of the financial industry in sub-Saharan Africa and creates efficiency gains by opening the financial services value chain. Moreover, considering the low level of financial inclusion, macro-financial linkages between sub-Saharan Africa and other regions, fintech could be a game-changer for economic institutions and central banks to foster inclusive economic growth and development. In this webinar, we discussed these and other questions about fintech in Africa. Watch the recording here.

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Upcoming Online Conference: Forum Europe’s 15th Annual European Spectrum Management Conference

Posted on 15th June 2020

Taking place across a series of individual sessions from 23 – 29 June, the conference will provide an online platform for stakeholders to come together and discuss topical issues relating to the management and coordination of spectrum policy across the region. The conference is part of The Global Spectrum Series – the world’s largest collection of regional spectrum policy events. Register here.

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UK Tech News: Innovation Will Be Limited if the Future of Tech Isn’t Fair

Posted on 15th June 2020

Our Defining a Path to Fair Tech report was featured by UK Tech News: “The report demonstrates that, despite the digital divide and its effect on the global economy being a widely recognised issue, responsibility for bridging it lies as much with governments as with their citizens and the many technology companies that consumers engage with.” Read the full article here.

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The Diplomat: What Does Hong Kong’s National Security Law Mean for Tech Companies?

Posted on 15th June 2020

In an op-ed for The Diplomat, Access Partnership Senior Policy Manager for Asia & US, Xiaomeng Lu, discusses the implications for privacy, cybersecurity, data and trade issues of the Hong Kong national security law. Read the full story here.

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Flash Update | The Digital Services Act (DSA)

Posted on 12th June 2020

In this episode, we provide a brief update on the EU Commission’s Digital Services Act (DSA) consultation. What is the commission aiming to achieve and who will be affected?

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Impact of COVID-19 on the Civil Aviation Industry

Posted on 10th June 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a health crisis, it has also led to major economic problemsSince the beginning of the outbreak, the civil aviation industry has been among the most severely hit sectors globallyAlthough the media has extensively covered the issue, the future remains unclear.

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Webinar Recording | Sustainability of Space: Managing Space Debris

Posted on 10th June 2020

In a recent webinar, Access Partnership considered the issues around the sustainability of space in the era of cheap and plentiful satellites.

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