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    • 24 MAR 17
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    Formulation of €53m trade facilitation programme almost complete

    Formulation of €53m trade facilitation programme almost complete

    Lusaka, Friday March 24, 2017: The formulation of projects under the COMESA trade facilitation programme to be financed under the 11 European Development Fund has entered the home stretch. This follows the conclusion of a two day regional workshop to validate the project proposals. The programme has an allocation of 53 million Euros out of

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    • 24 MAR 17
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    Sensitizing policy makers on biotechnology

    Sensitizing policy makers on biotechnology

    Lusaka, Thursday, March 23, 2017: The application of modern biotechnology could be one possible option in addressing the multi-faceted development challenges facing agriculture in the COMESA region. According to Assistant Secretary General of COMESA, Ambassador Dr. Kipyego Cheluget, biotechnology is surrounded by controversies especially in agriculture despite the sector being so important in the region in

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    • 22 MAR 17
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    Six Member States set to benefit from Climate Fund

    Six Member States set to benefit from Climate Fund

    Lusaka, Tuesday, March 21, 2017: A regional forum that aims at strengthening the relationship between the Ministries of agriculture and the Green Climate Fund’s National Designated Authorities (GCF NDAs) began in Zambia, today. The forum will focus on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Resource mobilization for improved access to climate funding for projects in the agriculture

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    • 21 MAR 17
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    First steps towards hosting the 20th Summit

    First steps towards hosting the 20th Summit

    Bujumbura, Monday, March 20, 2017: COMESA Secretariat has taken the first preparatory steps towards the hosting of the 20th Heads of State and Government Summit in Burundi in October this year. A team of eight COMESA Secretariat officials led by the acting Director of Human Resources and Administration Mrs Martha Elimu was in Bujumbura for

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    • 15 MAR 17
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    COMESA, FIATA sign pact to improve trade logistics

    COMESA, FIATA sign pact to improve trade logistics

    Lusaka, Wednesday 15 March 2017: COMESA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) to improve the management of trade logistics in the region. Under the MoU, the two organizations will optimize their respective strengths to facilitate trade and improve the supply chains and delivery and management of

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    • 13 MAR 17
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    Admission to COMESA Virtual University set to begin in September

    Admission to COMESA Virtual University set to begin in September

    Lusaka, Monday, 13 March 2017: The pioneer students of the COMESA Virtual University of Regional Integration are set for admission in September 2017. The students will be admitted for a Masters of Regional Integration (MRI) at the Kenyatta University of Kenya which is the host institution of the programme. The launch of COMESA virtual university

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