Category: Press Releases

Data on Women and Girls Takes Centre Stage as Representatives from 40 African Countries Convene in Nairobi for the Joint Africa Gender Statistics Conference

Nairobi, 26 September 2022—Today, more than 150 public and civil society actors from 40 African countries convened in Nairobi, Kenya for the Joint Africa Gender Statistics Conference taking place from 26 -30 September 2022. Held under the theme ‘Gender Statistics Imperatives for Africa’, the Conference will interrogate gender statistics through the lens of Agenda 2063—the…
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COMESA Research Forum: Call for comprehensive research on pharmaceuticals

Cairo, Thursday, September 15, 2022:  There is need to undertake comprehensive research on pharmaceuticals production and trade flows in the COMESA region to determine trade and competitiveness opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry. This was one of the recommendations from the four-day 9th COMESA Annual Research Forum that closed today in Cairo, Egypt. The forum which…
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The 9th COMESA Annual Research Forum Begins on Monday

Lusaka, Friday, September 9, 2022:  The 9th edition of the COMESA Annual Research Forum takes Monday 12 to Thursday 15 September 2022 in Cairo, Egypt. About 100 participants comprising of policymakers, the academia, think tanks and the private sector are expected to attend physically and virtually. The 9th Forum will address emerging topical issues in…
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Regional ICT Programme Holds Validation Workshop for Stakeholder Mapping and Baseline Survey Study and E-Commerce Study

Lilongwe, Sunday, September 04, 2022: Experts in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) from Twenty-Nine Member States belonging to COMESA, East African Community (EAC), Southern African Development Community (SADC), Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) and Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) will meet for two back-to-back workshops in Lilongwe, Malawi from 5 – 10 September 2022. COMESA and…
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COMESA, in Partnership with ITC, Spearheads SMEs’ Participaction in the AfCFTA T hrough Market Analysis Capacity Building

Lusaka, Zambia, Wednesday 24th August 2022……………COMESA Business Council (CBC) in partnership with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the International Trade Centre (ITC), and the Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry has set the tone for implementation of one of the five operational instruments of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)…
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Tripartite Framework win Accolades at the AU Mid-Year Summit

Lusaka, Monday, July 18, 2022:  The Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement that brings together COMESA, East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tripartite Free Trade Area has been hailed as a good model for regional integration. This followed a presentation on the success of the Tripartite FTA at the just concluded…
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AfDB, COMESA Sign US$550,000 Grant to Conduct Study on Developing Africa Cloud Ecosystem

Lusaka, Zambia, Thursday, 14 July 2022: The African Development Bank and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have signed a Letter of Agreement for a US$550,000 NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility grant to support a feasibility study for setting up an Africa Cloud Ecosystem (ACE) project. The grant will support the first…
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COMESA, Texas Agrilife Research Sign Pact to Address Key Impediments to Regional Trade

Tuesday, June 28, 2022: COMESA and Texas A&M Agrilife Research, USA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support mycotoxin risk management involving aflatoxins and fumonisins for trade commodities and staples. This is a key pillar of mutual recognition of certificates of analysis amongst trading countries. Aflatoxins and fumonisins are naturally occurring toxins and…
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Development of a Regional Food Balance Sheet at Advanced Stage

The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and COMESA are leading an effort to develop a digital Regional Food Balance Sheet (RFBS) that uses data from a variety of public and private sources to develop near real-time and forward-looking food balance estimates.    

PRESS RELEASE: Joint AU-COMESA-EAC High-Level Pre-election Assessment Mission to Kenya

Following the invitation by the Government of Kenya to observe the 9 August 2022 General Elections, the African Union (AU), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the East African Community (EAC) deployed a high-level pre-election assessment mission from 14 to 21 May 2022, as part of their joint efforts to promote…
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