As part of the project “Frontier Technology Policy Experimentation and Regulatory Sandboxes for Sustainable Development”, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in partnership with a2i – Aspire to Innovate, held a focus group discussion (FGD) on 18th October 2022, on policy experimentation and regulatory sandboxes. This session was the second discussion held by UN DESA and a2i to engage key players in implementing regulatory sandboxes for CMSMEs.

Representatives from major e-commerce platforms, the Ministry of Commerce, key players working with CMSMEs, and international development organizations gathered at the event to discuss the execution of regulatory sandboxes to facilitate access to market for CMSMEs.