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Ep 9: Dr Amani Abou-Zeid, African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy

February 24, 2022

Dr Armani Abou-Zeid, African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, on the importance of the post in creating infrastructure. We cover:

  • The importance of postal services in Africa, including access to financial services, government services, and e-commerce
  • The ubiquity of the post office network
  • Access to electricity and the internet, and the challenges of postal development
  • COVID's boost for digitalisation and e-commerce in Africa
  • The role posts can play in achieving AU Agenda 20643 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • African Continental Free Trade Area
  • Cybersecurity and trust, including data protection and child online safety
  • Achieving zero emissions - the opportunities and challenges present in African nations
  • Future of the postal sector in Africa, and conversations with national postal regulators
  • Representation and participation of women in the postal and logistics sectors

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