Consultancy Services to develop a 10 Year COMESA Green Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Strategy and Business Plan (2025-2035)

  1. This Request for Expression of Interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in UN Development Business (UNDB online); on the African Development Bank’s Internet Website ( and the COMESA Secretariat Website ( on 10 February 2022.
  1. The COMESA Secretariat has received a grant from the African Development Fund towards the implementation of the COMESA Support Towards Regional Pharmaceutical Sector Development Project intends to apply part of the proceeds of the grant to engage a consulting firm to develop a 10 -Year COMESA Green Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Strategy and Business Plan (2025-2035) encompassing an assessment of environmental compliance levels, good manufacturing practices, trade facilitation and key emerging issues (Gender, Youth, Aging, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, etc).
  1. The overall objective of the consultancy is to (i) conduct an assessment of the compliance levels of the Pharmaceutical sector to policies and regulations in the COMESA region with specific focus on environmental management, climate change,  waste management, pollution control and Green House Gas emissions and, based on the assessment, to (ii) develop a 10-year COMESA Green Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Strategy and Business Plan (2025-2035) and a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) roadmap that domesticates and operationalizes the continental Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa (PMPA) Framework in the COMESA region to improve access to quality, safe, efficacious, and affordable medicines in the region. Key issues such as trade facilitation of pharmaceutical products, gender, youth, aging etc should be taken into consideration.

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