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COMESA Trains CBTAs to  Enhance Advocacy

An Advocacy Workshop for Cross Border Traders’ Associations from Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Congo DR began in Lusaka from 4th to 9th August 2019. The workshop is conducted by COMESA in collaboration with the International Trade Centre with support from the European Union under the 11th EDF. The objective of the workshop is to enhance…
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Finance Expert from Regional Central Banks Trained in use of Econometrics

Finance experts from nine Central Banks from the COMESA region have been trained on the use of robust econometric tools to analyze the financial inclusion landscape in the region. The training dubbed “Application of Econometric Software to Cross Sectional Data using Financial Inclusion Data and its Implications on Financial Stability” was organized by the COMESA…
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Engaging Private Sector in Climate Financing

COMESA Secretariat is working with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) regional office to assist Member States develop bankable climate smart projects that will attract financing from the private sector. According to COMESA Climate Change Advisor Dr Mclay Kanyangarara, Member States have not benefited from the available finances meant…
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SDG sub-regional Centre launched in Zambia

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGC/A) Sub-Regional Center for Africa has been launched in Zambia. The launch was conducted Wednesday August 7, 2019 by President Edgar Lungu of Zambia and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. This follows an agreement was signed in September 2018 between the host country and the SDG Centre for Africa to host…
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Joint Project for Youth Participation in Governance to be Launched

In partnership with COMESA the African Governance Architecture (AGA) Secretariat of the African Union Commission (AUC), will soon launch a Joint Project to enhance Youth participation in democratic processes and socio-economic development in Africa. The project will strengthen the participation of youths in democratic governance and socio-economic development in Africa in line with aspiration six…
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e-COMESA Newsletter Issue No. 591

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Programme to Boost Labour Migration is Underway

  Lusaka, Tuesday, July  30, 2019: COMESA is developing a Cross Regional Programme for Southern Africa to address irregular migration and promote regular labour mobility within the region to spur regional trade and investment. A total of 20 million euros has been provided under the 11th European Union Development Fund, (EDF11) for this project. Among…
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Tripartite Technical Teams in Full Gear as Ratifications Rise

Lusaka, Wednesday, July 31,2019:  As the COMESA, EAC, SADC region awaits the attainment of the required threshold on 14 member/partners states to ratify the Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement, technical teams charged with the responsibility of preparing the ground for its implementation are in full gear. Last week in Nairobi Kenya, the Tripartite Task Force…
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COMESA, AU Trains Member States on Green Climate Financing

Harare, Wednesday, 31 July, 2019: The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Regional Service Centre for Africa will hold a training workshop for Member States on Green/Climate Financing on 1st and 2nd August 2019 in Harare, Zimbabwe.…
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New Measures to Harness Regional Livestock Trade

Lusaka, Wednesday, July 31, 2019: Regional trade in live animals, meat and meat products are set to rise following a raft of new measures being put in place by COMESA and livestock exporting and importing countries. These measures include: regional live animal grading standard, linking enterprises in exporting and importing countries and sharing experiences on…
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