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The Global Environment Facility Approves US$5.7m to Support Climate Actions in COMESA

The Comoros, Eritrea, Seychelles, and Zambia to benefit under the first multi-country project to strengthen capacity of Member Countries to monitor and report climate actions.  Lusaka, Zambia (June 16, 2021) —The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council has approved a US$5.7 million project to boost the capacity of four member states of the Common Market for…
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Request for Quotation- Software Packages

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) invites ICT Companies dealing in the supply of ICT equipment and related software to submit their quotation for supplying of the listed software in section B .  Any resulting order shall be subject to COMESA’s General Terms and Conditions of Contract for Local Purchase Orders except…
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RE-ADVERTISNG: Request for Quotation to Supply Two Heavy Duty Scanners

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) invites suitable Zambian-based companies to submit their quotations for supplying of 2 Heavy Duty Scanners as per attached specifications in section B.  Any resulting order shall be subject to COMESA’s General Terms and Conditions of Contract for Local Purchase Orders except where modified by this Request…
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COMESA Telecoms Project Dropped, 20 Years Later After Failing to Take-off

A project initiated over 20 years ago to create a telecommunications company for the COMESA region has been dropped. The decision was made by the ministers of infrastructure during their latest meeting on June 2, 2021. Instead, the Ministers directed COMESA Secretariat to undertake a new study to assess and determine if there are any…
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Regional Youth Affairs Experts Conduct First Technical Meeting

Monday, June 14, 2021: Over sixty experts in youth affairs from Member States, the African Union and partner international organisations are meeting virtually to consider progress made on the implementation of the regional youth programme. The three-day meeting, 14 – 16 June 2021, will also consider and adopt strategic policy documents aimed at enhancing youth…
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CONTRACT FOR REGIONAL STUDY ON ASSESSMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND RELATED ENGINEERING SERVICES IN COMESA

The COMESA Secretariat is inviting Individual Consultants to submit their CV and Financial Proposal for the following services: CONTRACT FOR REGIONAL STUDY ON ASSESSMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND RELATED ENGINEERING SERVICES IN COMESA The Terms of Reference defining the minimum technical requirements for these services are attached as Annex 1 to this Request for Expression of…
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Eight COMESA Countries have Signed the Air Transport Market Agreement

Eight COMESA countries have so far signed the Solemn Commitment for the establishment of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). These are the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Eswatini, Zambia and Zimbabwe. This initiative is led by the African Union through the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC). The goal of the…
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Kenya’s huge infrastructure investment wins praise from COMESA ministers’meeting

Kenya’s huge infrastructure investment win praise from COMESA ministers

Kenya Lauded for Achieving 75% Electricity Access Rate

Kenya has dramatically increased electricity access over the last few years, from 2.3 million connections in 2013 to 8.2 million by the end of April 2021 thereby achieving electricity access rate of over 75%. This was disclosed during the just concluded joint meeting of COMESA Ministers responsible for transport and communication, information technology and energy…
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COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Leadership Changes Hands

The East African Community is now the chair of the Tripartite regional economic communities that include the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa – COMESA and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). Secretary General of the EAC Dr Peter Mathuki took over the Chair of the Tripartite Task Force (TTF) from his SADC counterpart…
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