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8 - 12 November 2021
Virtual Event

Martin Labbé
Tech Sector Development Coordinator at International Trade Centre


Martin coordinates Tech Sector Development work at the UN International Trade Centre and supports the internationalisation of tech startups in ten sub-Saharan African countries. He oversees the 10 M USD Netherlands Trust Fund IV (NTF IV) programme and manages directly its Uganda and Senegal tech-sector development projects, in partnership with the local innovation ecosystem players. Martin also designed ITC's Digital Entrepreneurship strategy and its related spin-off, the #FastTrackTech initiative, which was rolled out in 7 African countries at the end of 2019, directly supporting 120 tech startups. Earlier at ITC, he has been contributing to the growth of Bangladesh’s outsourcing industry and implemented Digital4Development projects in Africa and Central Asia. Before joining ITC, Martin marketed French IT companies on the UK market at the French Trade Commission in London between 2003 and 2005. He held a similar position in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 1999 until 2003. Martin has an MA in International Business.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Mobilising Africa’s tech industries to fight the COVID-19 outbreak