Divisions / Units

BUDGET & FINANCE

The role of the Budget and Finance Division’s is to provide Member States, Management, Secretariat and other stakeholders with financial services…

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INFRASTRUCTURE & LOGISTICS

COMESA has recognized infrastructure development as a priority and strategic focus area that requires special attention…

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INFORMATION RESOURCES CENTER

The Unit is responsible for disseminating COMESA information and information resources in the region to Institutions of higher learning, Export Boards, Investment Centres and co-operating partners within and without the Region;

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GENDER & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

The role of the Gender and Social Affairs Division is to provide leadership, direction and oversight of the implementation of the COMESA Gender Policy in the Member States and at the Secretariat. The Division sets out to achieve this purpose through mainstreaming gender as a crosscutting issue within the Secretariat and the COMESA programmes and overseeing the implementation of the social and cultural affairs activities.

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HR & ADMINISTRATION 

The mandate of the Division is to provide Member States, Executive Management, Secretariat and other stakeholders with support on issues related to human resources, conferencing, procurement and general services.

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TRADE & CUSTOMS 

Trade & Customs carries the core mandate of COMESA, which is Trade and Trade Facilitation. The objective of cooperation in Trade, Customs and Monetary Affairs is to achieve a fully integrated, internationally…

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INDUSTRY & AGRICULTURE

The COMESA Industrial Policy (2015) and strategy (2017) are in line with the COMESA Treaty in its Article 99 on cooperation in…

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INFORMATION & NETWORKING

The Information and Networking Division is responsible for implementation and maintenance of the Common Market’s Information…

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LEGAL & CORPORATE AFFAIRS 

The function of the Division is to provide legal advisory services to the policy organs of COMESA as well as the….

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CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS 

Corporate Communications Unit backstops all communication activities that COMESA undertakes, both within and outside the …

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GOVERNANCE, PEACE & SECURITY 

The COMESA Governance Peace and Security (GPS) Programme derives its mandate from Article 3(d) of the COMESA Treaty..

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INTERNAL AUDIT 

The role of Internal Audit is to provide independent, objective assurance and advisory services designed to add value and improve the Secretariat’s operations at strategic, tactical and operational levels…

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STRATEGIC PLANNING 

The Strategic Planning, Research and Policy Harmonisation Unit of COMESA Secretariat takes the lead in developing and formulating strategic plans and work programmes…

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RESOURCE MOBILIZATION & INTERNATION COOPERATION

The objective of the unit is to contribute to the impact, efficiency and effectiveness of COMESA Member States trade reforms and regional integration initiatives so that they can…

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COMESA STATISTICS 

At the policy level the implementation of the Strategy is coordinated by the COMESA Committee on Statistical Matters, which reports to the COMESA Council of Ministers. Statistical Regulations define the work flow from statistical compilation and harmonization to data transmission and dissemination.

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CONFERENCE SERVICES

The Unit provides support services to the Secretariat and Member States in organizing and managing meetings, including logistics and procurement of all the necessary services. It ensures that all meetings conducted by the Secretariat are organized in a standardized manner, which focuses on the achievement of the planned outputs.

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