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    • NOVEMBER 13, 2018
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    CMI Builds MS Central Banks’ Capacity on Financial Management

    CMI Builds MS Central Banks’ Capacity on Financial Management

    Nairobi, Tuesday, November 13, 2018: Over the past three weeks, COMESA Monetary Institute has carried out three capacity building initiatives to equip staff of Central Banks in several COMESA Member States with skills on various aspects of  financial management. The activities included: Training on “Domestication of Basel III with Particular Emphasis on Post Crisis Regulatory

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    • NOVEMBER 8, 2018
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    COMESA Seeks to Increase Hydropower Production

    COMESA Seeks to Increase Hydropower Production

    Lusaka, Thursday, November 8, 2018: Economic growth and development of many COMESA countries remain constrained due to inadequate energy infrastructure. Currently, the total installed capacity for electric power in the 21 COMESA countries is estimated at 70,000 megawatts. Speaking during the opening of the 8th Hydropower for Today Forum in Lusaka, Zambia, 6 -7 November

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    • NOVEMBER 7, 2018
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    Aligning Statistical Systems to National Development Planning

    Aligning Statistical Systems to National Development Planning

    Lusaka, Wednesday, November 7, 2018: Statisticians in COMESA have been urged to link statistical systems to the needs of the users to make statistics more relevant and applicable to national development planning. The Permanent Secretary for Development Planning and Administration in Zambia, Mr. Chola Chabala said this during the opening of the Ninth COMESA Committee

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    • NOVEMBER 2, 2018
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    The 8th Hydropower for Today Forum Starts on Nov 6

    Preparations for hosting the global hydropower promotion event in Zambia are complete. ‘The 8th Hydropower for Today Forum’ will be held in Lusaka on 6 – 7 November 2018. It is jointly organized by COMESA and the International Center on Small Hydro Power (ICSHP), based in Hangzhou, China. Other co-hosts are the Ministry of Water

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    • OCTOBER 30, 2018
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    Building Resilience on Climate Change is Top Priority for COMESA

    Lusaka, Thursday, October 25, 2018: With the high dependency on agriculture for majority of COMESA Member States, there was need to be vigilant with the threats of climate change that may affect the productivity of the sector, COMESA Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe has said. Hence, the top priority for top priority for COMESA, was to

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    • OCTOBER 30, 2018
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    DRC Government Pledges to support Women Empowerment Project

    The 50 Million African Women Speak project was launched in the Democratic Republic of Congo during a two-day workshop held on 11-12 October 2018 in Kinshasa. The project’s will be accessed through electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, computers, laptops, iPads and other communication devices. Women entrepreneurs in DR Congo and the region will now

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    • OCTOBER 30, 2018
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    Double Win for Malawi as Leather and Textile Projects are Launched

    Malawi is the latest beneficiary of two regional integration projects expected to spur the leather and textile industry in the country. These are: a state of the art Leather Design Studio and a Garments and Textiles Incubation Center. Both projects have been funded by the European Union under the COMESA Regional Integration Support Mechanism (RISM)

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    • OCTOBER 30, 2018
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    Financial Instruments for Management on International Reserves

    International Financial reserves management requires to be conducted using different financial instruments. This ensures that reserves can be liquidated promptly and in an efficient manner to provide the necessary foreign exchange for the implementation of policy objectives related to, for example, meeting balance of payments and debt service needs and/or limiting external vulnerabilities To assist

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