Category: COMESA News

Eight States benefit from macroeconomic analysis training

Representatives from eight Central Banks of COMESA Member States, namely Burundi, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, have participated in a training on Macroeconomic Linkages and Economic Policy Analysis organized by the COMESA Monetary Institute (CMI).  The training which was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 5th to 9th February 2024, aimed at enhancing…
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Political will: A key ingredient in developing regional agriculture value chains

COMESA in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) are collaborating to enhance political will and strengthen the capacity of Member States to apply the African Union Guidelines for the Development of Regional Agricultural Value Chains (RAVCs) in Africa. This is being done under a project: Strengthening Member State capacity to develop…
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Nexus between Climate Change, Peace and Security

COMESA has concluded the validation of the study on Climate Change, Peace and Security for the Northern Cluster under the Africa Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) IV European Union (EU) programme. The validation is aligned with the Decision of the 18th Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs which “called on the Member States to…
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Horticultural accelerator project rolls-out

Implementation of a new project known as the COMESA- EAC Horticultural Accelerator (CEHA) has just begun and is expected to enhance policy coordination, value chain development, financing, and research and development in the horticulture industry. Established in 2022 through public and private sector partnerships, and launched in June 2023, the project covers five countries in…
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COMESA and IOC Renew Cooperation

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) have reaffirmed their commitment to continued collaboration as they both implement regional integration programmes. Since 1999, the two organisations have been collaborating in areas of peace, security, capacity building, promotion of free trade, customs cooperation and the establishment of…
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CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 11TH COMESA ANNUAL RESEARCH FORUM 2024

Research Theme COMESA has been holding Annual Research Forums since 2014. The Forum brings together various stakeholders, including policy makers, academia, think tanks and private sector to deliberate on topical issues in regional integration. The Forum is also a capacity building avenue in economic and trade policy research for young researchers. Successful research papers are…
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Push for Development of Small Hydropower Plants

COMESA working with partner Regional Economic Communities and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) have conducted a one-week training to boost the capacity of technical experts and small hydropower developers as a way of helping millions access affordable electricity. The training conducted at COMESA Secretariat in Lusaka is seen as a crucial step towards…
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Zambia Validates Blue Economy Strategy

The Government of Zambia has developed and validated the national blue economy strategy which is expected to help increase the prospects for achieving sustainable, environmentally friendly and socially inclusive economic growth. The strategy will guide the nation in advancing knowledge on biotechnology, environmental sustainability and ecosystem services. Other areas targeted include growth of inland water…
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CAF Fined for Breach of Regional Regulations

The COMESA Competition Commission has imposed a fine of USD$300, 000 each on the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and BEIN Media Group LLC (beIN) for breach of the COMESA competition regulations. This follows the findings of the Commission’s Committee Responsible for Initial Determinations (the CID) that certain provisions of the beIN Agreements were in…
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COMESA, IOC close ranks to promote culture and arts

COMESA and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) have come together to promote culture and creative industries (CCI) in a project focusing on the review of existing legal and policy frameworks for the two. The goal is to develop a people- centered cultural policy to foster the equitable development of diverse cultures and heritages. The project…
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