Author: Willis Osemo

Master of Regional Integration – University of Mauritius

The University of Mauritius, in collaboration with COMESA, is offering a Master of Regional Integration.  The online course will be of a duration of two years. The Master of Regional Integration offers practical skills and tools for policy development with a view to supporting the process of deepening Regional Integration in Africa. Information on the…
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Master of Regional Integration – Kenyatta University

Applications are invited from qualified applicants for the Master of Regional Integration, Second Cohort, to be offered through the Virtual and Open Learning (VOL) mode of study, beginning May 2021. The program is developed and delivered through collaborative efforts between Kenyatta University and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). It is designed…
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PUBLICATION OF CONTRACTS / GRANTS ABOVE USD50,000.00

NAME OF CONTRACT/CONSULTANT AMOUNT DATE OF AWARD DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE 1 AFRICAN CENTRE FOR TECHNOLOGY STUDIES (ACTS) Nairobi, Kenya). USD115,560.00 2nd December 2020 STRENGTHENING THE CAPACITY OF TECHNICAL INSTITUTIONS, UNIVERSITIES AND REGIONAL CENTERS THAT PROVIDE CAPACITY BUILDING SUPPORT AND RESEARCH AND INNOVATION SERVICES TO UNDERTAKE ADAPTION AND MITIGATION ACTIONS IN THE COMESA REGION AND ITS…
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Call for Papers 2021

The virus which began as a simple localised outbreak in Wuhan, China in December 2019 quickly propagated across the globe, threatening the existence of humanity, global economic integration, value chain supplies and human mobility in general. As of 12th January 2021,  nearly 89 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections had been recorded around the globe…
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2021 Call for Innovations to be Exhibited and Presented at the Eight COMESA Annual Research Forum

The COMESA Innovation Awards was launched in 2013 to celebrate the Africa Union 50th Anniversary. The Awards are aimed at recognizing and celebrating individuals and institutions that have used science, technology and innovation to advance the regional integration agenda. The inaugural Innovation Awards were successfully given at the 17th Summit of the COMESA Heads of…
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Zambian Civil Societies to Play Greater Role in Peace and Security

Chisamba, Zambia, Monday 16 November 2020: Over ten civil society and private sector organizations in Zambia participated in a two-day national consultation workshop on 16-17 November to enhance their role in the COMESA Peace and Security programme as the country prepares to hold general elections in 2021. COMESA in collaboration with the Economic, Social and…
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Media Advisory: Joint African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC) and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) consultations to enhance the role of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in peace and security matters.

What:    Joint African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council (AU-ECOSOCC) and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) consultations to enhance the role of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in peace and security matters.             When:          16th – 21st November 2020 Where:         Fringilla Lodge, Chisamba Who:            ECOSOCC, COMESA and Zambian CSOs  Why:       To…
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PRESS RELEASE: Outcome of the Meeting on CBC’s Engagement with Regional Financial Services Regulators, Towards Harmonization of Policies for an Integrated Digital Common Payment Scheme for MSMEs

Wednesday, 14th October 2020, Lusaka – “Digital payment systems are a focus area on course to improving the efficiency and performance of SMEs in the region. This is therefore a very important forum which provides Government to Business, Business to Business and Business to Consumer, key policy aspects that needs to be addressed in order…
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INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT: TO CONDUCT AN ASSESSMENT OF COST BENEFIT AND MACRO-ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN ESWATINI

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) became a member of the NDC Partnership in August 2019 and has since been awarded a grant to support three (3) Member States namely: Eswatini, Zambia and Zimbabwe with Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) revision and implementation processes.  The NDC Partnership is a global initiative to help…
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CBC to Engage Regional Financial Services Regulators Towards Harmonization of Policies for an Integrated Digital Common Payment Scheme for MSMEs

Monday, 12th October 2020, Lusaka – “Among the challenges impacting industry competitiveness, is the lack of an affordable and effective platform which accommodates digital cross-border payments by SMEs. In an effort to address this challenge, CBC’s Digital Financial Inclusion program, piloted in 9 countries (Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), is…
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