Author: Muzinge Chibomba

Sokokuu eTrade Platform launched

The COMFWB, Ae Trade initiative aims at promoting online trade for women entrepreneurs The COMESA Federation of Women in Business (COMFWB) in collaboration with the African E-Trade Group (Ae-Trade) has launched the online Platform Sokokuu to traders in the COMESA region to conduct cross border trade using ICT as a tool to minimize physical barriers.…
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Eleven Youths Elected to the COMESA Youth Advisory Panel

Eleven youths from the region have been elected to the COMESA Youth Advisory Panel (COMYAP). The roles and responsibilities of the panel is to, among others, provide the COMESA Council of Ministers with direct and well-informed advice on matters relating to young people through recommendations to be highlighted in the COMYAP bi-annual reports. Representatives of…
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Record number of women entrepreneurs attend the COMFWB trade fair

Lusaka, September 24, 2021: About 200 local, regional and international businesswomen and investors participated in the 2nd COMESA Federation of Women in Business (COMFWB) annual regional trade fair that took place on 22 – 24 September 2021 in Lusaka, Zambia. The hybrid forum provided a platform for businesses to showcase innovative products and services both…
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COMFWB to Host Second Regional Trade Fair

Lusaka, Monday, 20th September 2021: The COMESA Federation of National Associations of Women in Business (COMFWB) and the Zambia Federation of Associations of Women in Business, have partnered with the Government of Zambia to host the second COMFWB regional trade fair and gala dinner. The 2nd Annual Regional Women in Business Trade Fair under the theme “Promoting…
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e-COMESA Newsletter 672


Seychelles Affirms Commitment to COMESA

The President of Seychelles His Excellency Wavel Ramkalawan has affirmed his government’s commitment to COMESA and called for deepening of regional integration through increased intra-regional trade among the 21 Member States. President Ramkalawan says the COMESA region needs to move from mere discussions and signing of agreements to implementing decisions that will produce tangible progressive…
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Seychelles Launches the COMFWB National Chapter

The Government of Seychelles has launched the COMESA Federation of Women in Business (COMFWB) National Chapter. The office hosted at the Seychelles Investment Board (SIB) under the umbrella of the Ministry of Investment, Entrepreneurship and Industry is expected to promote programmes that integrate women into trade and development in the region. The National Chapter was…
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COMESA to Host 1st RECAMP Steering Committee Meeting

The inaugural Steering Committee (PSC) meeting for the Regional Enterprise Competitiveness and Access to Markets Programme (RECAMP) is expected to be held virtually on Tuesday 7 September 2021. The PSC meeting will provide an opportunity to review the progress made towards implementation of the RECAMP activities that commenced in January 2020 as well as review…
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COMESA Bids Farewell to Three Staff

COMESA Secretariat has bid farewell to three members of staff including the Director of Human Resources and Administration (DHRA) Mrs Martha Elimu whose last working day is 14 September 2021. Mrs Elimu, who has reached retirement age, is leaving after working for the Secretariat for 9 years having joined as the Chief Human Resources Officer…
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COMESA SG Confers with AU Deputy Chairperson

COMESA Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe recently met the African Union (AU) Deputy Chairperson Her Excellency Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa in Lusaka, where they discussed various issues of integration. This was their first meeting after assuming high offices at COMESA and the AU respectively. During the brief meeting, Ms Kapwepwe who was accompanied by her two Assistant…
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