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CONSULTANCY TO CARRY OUT A STUDY ON STATUS OF TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS IN COMESA: EFFECTS ON INTRA-REGIONAL TRADE

The broad objective of this assignment is to undertake a study that will map and determine the state of play of transport and logistics in COMESA, including assessments of transport and logistics regulatory frameworks and instrument, and obstacles and effects of trade and logistics on trade (both intra- and extra-COMESA) in the region. Specifically, the…
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World Bank Approves $250m for Small Scale Trade in the Great Lakes

Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and neighbouring countries within the Great Lakes Region of Eastern Africa are set to benefit from the new Great Lakes Trade Facilitation and Integration Project approved on June 9, 2022, by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors. The $250 million International Development Association (IDA*) financing aims to…
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MY JOURNEY OF FAITH

In recent years, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, COMESA has institutionalized an Internship Programme as part of its initiative to enhance the participation of youth in its regional integration programmes. This presents a unique opportunity to harness the demographic dividend and empower the continent’s youthful population to advance their contribution to economic…
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Individual Consultancy: Development of COMESA Resource Mobilisation Strategy 2021-2025 and Common Market Levy Operationalization Paper/Protocol

The COMESA Secretariat is inviting individual Consultants to submit Expressions of Interest for the following contract: DEVELOPMENT OF COMESA RESOURCE MOBILISATION STRATEGY 2021-2025 AND COMMON MARKET LEVY OPERATIONALIZATION PAPER/PROTOCOL  The procurement method used for this contract is open tendering as defined in the COMESA Secretariat Procurement Rules and procedures, available at the following website: www.comesa.int…
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Development of a Regional Food Balance Sheet at Advanced Stage

The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and COMESA are leading an effort to develop a digital Regional Food Balance Sheet (RFBS) that uses data from a variety of public and private sources to develop near real-time and forward-looking food balance estimates.    

Development of a Regional Food Balance Sheet at Advanced Stage

Lusaka, Friday,  June 10, 2022: The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and COMESA are leading an effort to develop a digital Regional Food Balance Sheet (RFBS) that uses data from a variety of public and private sources to develop near real-time and forward-looking food balance estimates. Once fully developed and operational, the RFBS…
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Saudi Seeks New Investments in COMESA

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia seeks to enhance relations with countries in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa by establishing new areas of investment and development through the COMESA Secretariat. On Thursday, 9 June 2022 the Advisor in the Royal Court of the Saudi Kingdom, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Kattan, visited…
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Silencing the Guns: AU, RECs Meet to Finalize Implementation Plan and Roadmap

The African Union Commission is conducting a meeting for Regional Economic Communities/Regional Mechanisms for Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution (RECs/RMs) on the Implementation of the AU Master Roadmap of Practical Steps for Silencing the Guns in Africa by 2030. The three-day meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, 6 – 8 June 2022 brought together participants from the…
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Trade Policy Analysis Training Targeting Non-Free Trade Area States

A  trade policy analysis training for five COMESA Member States that are not fully participating in the Free Trade Area (FTA) was conducted in Lusaka, Zambia 30 May – 3 June 2022. The training also known as the Tariff Reform Impact Simulation Tool (TRIST) was intended to build the capacity of the participants to undertake…
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The AfDB Annual Convention: Two COMESA Institutions Feted

The Trade and Development Bank and the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATIA) have been recognized for excellence in development financing and insurance services. The two received the awards on the side-lines of the 57th Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank and the 48th Annual Meeting of the African Development Fund. TDB received two awards,…
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