Category: Press Releases

Need for Speed in Ratifying COMESA Legal Instruments

Lusaka, Thursday,  3 November 2022: The need for speed in ratifying and implementing various legal instruments agreed upon in the past was a rallying call during the 25th Meeting of COMESA Ministers of Justice and Attorneys Generals, conducted in Lusaka, Zambia, Thursday, 3rd November 2022. Keynote speakers at the meeting including the Secretary General of…
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Statistical Capacity Building Regional Workshop on Food Balance Sheets

Food Balance Sheets (FBS) statistics are critical for assessing a country’s food security situation and, more broadly, for assessing the general strength of a country’s entire food and agriculture sector. They help to understand the state of supply and use of each food commodity within a given country, track progress against established development goals and…
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AfDB, COMESA Initiative Towards Harmonized Consumer Price Indices in Africa

Naivasha, Kenya, Friday, October 14, 2022: COMESA in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) conducting a five-day regional workshop in Naivasha, Kenya 10 – 14 October 2022, on harmonizing consumer price indices in Africa. The aim is to improve measurement process of national and regional Harmonized Consumer Price Indexes (HCPIs). This initiative follows an…
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Stakeholders in Seychelles Consult on Country’s Vulnerability and Resilience Assessment

Over 20 senior officials drawn from selected government ministries in Seychelles participated in a five-day consultative workshop to disseminate the country’s specific Structural Vulnerability/Resilience Assessment (SVRA) and identifying the necessary response strategies. Conducted by the COMESA Secretariat through the Governance, Peace and Security (GPS) Unit, the workshop was aimed at sensitizing the participants on the…
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COMESA Member States Meet to Prepare for COP27 in Egypt

The 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) on Climate Change will take place in Egypt from on 6 – 18 November and COMESA is gearing up for robust participation. On 6 – 7 October 2022, representatives from 13 Member States met in Harare, Zimbabwe for a preparatory workshop to develop a Regional Position Paper. In the…
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Experts Meet to Review Progress on Liberalization of Trade in Services in COMESA Region

Lusaka, Monday, October 10, 2022: Progress on the implementation of the COMESA liberalization programme on trade in services in the COMESA region is the focus of a three- day meeting of experts that got underway in Lusaka, Zambia today. This is the 12th meeting of the Committee on Trade in Services (TIS) whose key mandates…
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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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