THE COMESA Secretariat has revamped its existing internship program and created the Youth Educational Programme (YEP! COMESA) which is an internship programme for Youths aged 18 to 35 from the 21 Member States. The acronym YEP was chosen because it is an eye catching term that is being used by the youth to mean “yes” or “okay”. Therefore the term reflects the youth energy, willingness and determination.
Chief Human Resources and Management Services Officer at COMESA Secretariat Ms Haifa Elmubashar Mustafa said in a Statement issued in Lusaka that the YEP! COMESA program will be governed by the Internship Policy and Procedure to enable complete transparency and accountability.
Furthermore the YEP! COMESA can be seen as an outcome of the Internship Policy and Procedure for yielding greater benefits to the interns as well as the organization.