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ACTESA and ISAAA AfriCenter Sign MoU

The Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA AfriCenter) to implement the COMESA Biotechnology Implementation Plan (COMBIP). The MoU signed in Lusaka on 5 June 2024 outlines several areas where ISAAA AfriCenter and COMESA-ACTESA will work together which…
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REO: Consulting Firm to Conduct an Assessment of the Capacity and Competence for Testing and Certification of Pharmaceutical Products in the COMESA Region

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 (afdb.org) and the COMESA Secretariat Website (www.comesa.int) on 10 February 2022. The COMESA Secretariat has received a grant from the African Development Fund towards the implementation…
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Consultative Workshop on Development of an Information Management System for RAERESA

Lusaka, Wednesday, 5 June 2024: The development of an Information Management System (IMS) for the energy sector in eastern and southern Africa is underway, with regional experts meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, from 5 to 6 June 2024 to review progress. The IMS aims to bridge the current information gap in the energy sector and establish…
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COMESA, World Bank Launch USD5bn Energy programme

Lusaka, Tuesday, June 4, 2024: COMESA and the World Bank have today launched a USD 5 Billion energy programmes dubbed the Accelerating Sustainable and Clean Energy Access Transformation (ASCENT) programme. ASCENT programme is aimed at accelerating energy access efforts in the eastern and southern African region, with a target delivery of new electricity connections for…
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Remarks by World Bank Director during the Launch of the COMESA-ASCENT programme

Remarks by World Bank Director during the Launch of the COMESA-ASCENT programme

Statement by the Minister of Energy, Honourable Peter Kapala, at the Launch of ASCENT

Statement by the Minister of Energy, Honourable Peter Kapala, at the Launch of ASCENT

Speech by the COMESA Secretary General at the Launch of ASCENT programme

Speech by the COMESA Secretary General at the Launch of ASCENT programme

Rwanda Launches Regional Program to Enhance Horticulture Sector

A regional programme meant to boost the horticulture industry in five countries in eastern and southern Africa has been launched in Rwanda. The COMESA, East African Community (EAC) Horticulture Accelerator Programme (CEHA) aims to accelerate the growth of the fruit and vegetable sub-sector in these regions. CEHA initially focuses on three priority value chains: avocado,…
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Individual Consultant to Conduct a Study and Develop Policy Guidelines to Promote Gender Equity and Equality in the Pharmaceutical Industry

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 (afdb.org) and the COMESA Secretariat Website (www.comesa.int) on 10 February 2022. The COMESA Secretariat has received a grant from the African Development Fund towards the implementation…
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COMESA, Malawi sign 900,000 Euros agreement to construct cross border market

Lusaka, Friday, 24 May 2024: The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat, and the Government of Malawi, have today signed a Euro 900,000 sub-delegation agreement to construct a cross-border market in Mchinji District, 20km from the Mchinji / Mwami One Stop Border Post. COMESA Secretary General, Ms. Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe and the…
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