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UN Women Regional Director Ms. Izeduwa Derex-Briggs visited the COMESA Secretariat, Thursday, 17 August 2016 to discuss modalities of implementing an MoU signed between the two organizations in April 2016. Ms. Briggs held talks with the Assistant Secretary General Ambassador Kipyego Cheluget that focused on the development of a framework to implement the MoU.

The UN Women Representative in Malawi, Ms. Clara Anyangwe, COMESA Director of Gender, Mrs Beatrice Hamusonde and Gender Expert Talumba Banda participated in the meeting. Among the key initiatives to be undertaken are gender empowerment programmes particularly for women in agriculture.