COMESA is the largest of the eight Regional Economic Communities (RECs) recognized by the African Union, bringing together 21 Members States, with a total population of 560 million people. The trade integration agenda of COMESA includes a functioning Free Trade Area (FTA) which currently includes 15 Member States, various trade and transport facilitation instruments, the creation of a Customs Union as well as the progressive liberalization of trade in services, investments, and the free movement of persons in the region.More information can be obtained from the website http://www.comesa.int/.
The main objective of this research project is to exploit the use of big data and to demonstrate its potential for deployment to support the provision of useful insights into COMESA’s regional integration policy. The main policy issues to be supported through the leveraging of big data as are underpinned by the four strategic pillars of COMESA, namely, market integration, physical integration/connectivity, productive integration, and gender and social integration, whose overarching objective is the achievement of sustainable economic and social progress in Member States.
The Common market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat now invites eligible individuals to submit their proposals for the consultancy to assess potential data science utilization in COMESA.
Eligibility criteria, and the selection procedure shall be in accordance with the COMESA “Procurement Rules and Regulations February 2014”, which is available on the COMESA website at http://www.comesa.int.
Detailed description of the terms of reference are provided in the Tender Document which can be downloaded free of charge from the COMESA website on the link alongside this notice: www.comesa.int
Additional requests for information and clarifications can be made until three (3) working days prior to deadline at the following addresses:
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
The Bids must be submitted Forms attached as Annex 2 to the Tender document and clearly marked and email bearing the subject,
“CONSULTANCY TO ASSESS POTENTIAL DATA SCIENCE UTILIZATION IN COMESA REGIONAL INTEGRATION POLICY MAKING”.
physical submission of applications is NOT allowed.
The deadline for submission of your application to the submission address indicated above is:
11th August 2023 at 12:00 hours