Author: Muzinge Chibomba

e-COMESA Newsletter 681

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Regional Trade Facilitation Project Supporting Small-Scale Traders Closes

The Great Lakes Trade Facilitation Project (GLTFP) launched five-years ago to deepen small-scale cross-border trade in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda with a special focus on women and young people has closed on a high note and paved the way for increased intra-trade in the region. Financially backed by the World…
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Border Profiling Survey Planned to Enhance Collection of Data

The COMESA Secretariat through the Statistics Unit is planning to conduct a Border Profiling Survey which is expected to add value to the understanding of the border trading environment as it affects small-scale cross-border traders. The survey Is planned for the first quarter of 2022. To kickstart the process, a draft questionnaire suited to borders…
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COMESA Conducts Regional Dialogue on Enhancing Fish Trade

COMESA Secretariat through the Regional Enterprise Competitiveness and Access to Markets Programme (RECAMP), is working on strategies to improve and strengthen participation of COMESA’s SMEs involved in fisheries and fish product value chains in the regional and international markets. This will be done through sustained supplies, improved trade efficiencies, enhanced value chains and quality of…
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EU Supports Construction of Market at Tunduma Border Post

The European Union through the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) working with COMESA Secretariat and the Government of Tanzania will soon construct a market at the Tunduma One Stop Border Post to enhance cross-border trade. This infrastructure development is part of the 15 million Euros Cross Border Trade Initiative Programme aimed at increasing formal small-scale…
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COMESA Toasts IOM on 70th Anniversary

The COMESA Secretariat has congratulated the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on its 70th Anniversary. In a message of goodwill delivered by Acting Secretary General Dr Dev Haman, COMESA has described the IOM as a key partner on issues of migration in the region and beyond. He said this during a webinar on Friday 17…
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e-COMESA Newsletter 680

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Zim Trade Receives €98, 000 Worth of Equipment and Technical Support

COMESA has supported the Zimbabwe National Trade Development and Promotion Organization (ZimTrade) with over Euro 98,000 worth of equipment, trainings and technical interventions. The equipment which includes laptops, Tablets, servers and other accessories were handed over to ZimTrade Director of Operations Similo Nkala by the project Manager Mr.  Fambaoga Myambo at the COMESA Clearing House offices in…
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Civil Society Trained on Conflict Early Warning Tools

COMESA Secretariat working with the African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Regional Economic Communities have conducted a four-day training of trainers’ workshop for 12 countries on conflict prevention and peace building in the continent. The workshop was conducted on 7 – 10 December in Nairobi, Kenya and focused on the…
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50MAWSP national focal points meet to review progress

The 50 Million African Women Speak Project (50MAWSP) national focal points (NFPs) met Monday 6 December to review progress on the implementation of the initiative in the COMESA Member States. NFPs from 13 Member States attended the meeting, out of the 16 Member States where COMESA has launched the initiative. The one-day meeting provided the…
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