Category: Video Gallery

Up Scaling Cassava Clusters: A FEMCOM/COMESA Initiative

As a result of an increase in the use of cassava on the international market, the role of efficient markets and a better coordinated cassava chain have become important to producers and processors who depend on cassava. Market opportunities for farmers and processors include cassava flour as a replacement for wheat flour, cassava starch as…
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Holy See Appoints Special Rep to COMESA (Video)

  Lusaka, Tuesday, September  23, 2019: The Vatican has appointed His Excellency Ambassador Archbishop Gianfranco Gallone as Special Representative to COMESA. The new Ambassador, who presented his Letter of Credence to Secretary General Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe at the Secretariat on Monday 23rd September 2019, will work as the link between the Secretariat in Lusaka and…
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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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7th Extraordinary Meeting of the COMESA Council of Ministers (video)

COMESA convened an extra ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers on Friday 5th April 2019 in Lusaka, Zambia, to deal with pressing administrative and finance matters. The meeting was preceded by the Intergovernmental Committee meeting, on 3 – 4 April 2019, which brought together accounting officers in the ministries that coordinate COMESA programmes at…
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7th Extraordinary Intergovernmental Committee meeting Opening ceremony (Video)

The deadline set by the Tripartite Council of Ministers for member States of the three regional economic blocs to sign and ratify the tripartite free trade area lapses this month. So far only four countries Kenya, Egypt, South Africa and Uganda have signed and ratified the TFT agreement. A total of 22 out of 26…
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50million Women Project conducts training for platform users as launch draws near (Video)

The 50 Million African Women Speak (50MAWS) digital platform moved closer to becoming a reality after the kickoff of a two-week training workshop in Lusaka, Zambia Monday, 25th March 2019. The training will equip users with the required skills to manage the platform setting the stage for its official launch later this year. The 25th…
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Egyptian Delegation Seek Investments in COMESA

A delegation of Egyptian investors visited the COMESA Secretariat to explore investment opportunities in various sectors of the economies in the region. The delegation comprising 35 members led by Chairman of the African Cooperation Committee of the Federation of Egyptian Industries Sherif El Gabaly met Secretary General Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe on 20th march 2019 to…
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