Nairobi, Sunday, Aug 5, 2018: The 5th COMESA Annual Research Forum opens on Monday, August 6, 2018 at the Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Participants from the academia, policy think tanks, representatives from governments, private sector and development partners began arriving in Nairobi today for the one week Forum.
The Principal Secretary, State Department of Trade, Kenya, Dr Chris Kiptoo will officially open the Forum.
The following will address the delegates at the opening ceremony: Mr. George Lipimile, CEO, COMESA Competition Commission, Dr Stephen Karingi, Director, Regional Integration and Trade Division, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Mr. Patrick Kanyimbo, Regional Integration Coordinator, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Alessandro Nicita, Economist, UNCTAD and Secretary General, COMESA.
An update on the commencement of studies at the COMESA Virtual University of Regional Integration will be provided by Prof. Nelson Wawire of the Kenyatta University, Kenya.