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First-ever Intergenerational Dialogue Forum Set to Kick-off in Kenya

The first-ever Intergenerational Dialogue Forum is set to kick off from 21 November 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya. It will be anchored under the theme; “Breaking the barriers to meaningful youth participation and inclusion in advocacy: Enhancing the meaningful participation of youth in peacebuilding and peace processes in the COMESA region.” The forum will be conducted…
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Experts Review Proposals of Strengthening Regional ICT Associations

A technical working group under the Enhancement of Governance and Enabling Environment in Information and Communication Technology (EGEE-ICTs) programme is meeting in Kigali, Rwanda for a two-day validation workshop to review a study from a consultant on how they could provide assistance to the Regional ICT sector Associations. The experts from COMESA, SADC, EAC, IGAD…
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Finnish and Swedish Envoys Accredited to COMESA

Finnish and Swedish Ambassadors to Zambia have been accredited as Special Representative of their respective countries to COMESA. The accreditation ceremony was conducted at COMESA Secretariat in Lusaka on 15 November 2022. Ambassadors Saana Halinen (Finland) and Johan Hallenborg presented their letters of credence to COMESA Secretary General, Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe. Both countries support COMESA…
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Senior Trade Expert as a short-term Consultant to facilitate the COMESA and AfCFTA trade integration process

The Ministry of trade and Regional Integration (MoTRI) in collaboration with the COMESA Secretariat is implementing a Trade Facilitation Programme funded under the COMESA EDF 11 – Trade Facilitation Programme. As part of the project implementation, the MoTRI is inviting individual Consultants to submit their CVs and Financial Proposals for the following services: Senior Trade…
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National Project Coordinator to Assist in Implementation of Upgrade Ethiopia’s Galafi and Moyale Border Posts Project Funded under the COMESA EDF 11 –TFP

The Ministry of trade and Regional Integration (MoTRI) in collaboration with the COMESA Secretariat is implementing a Trade Facilitation Programme funded under the COMESA EDF 11 – Trade Facilitation Programme. As part of the project implementation, the MoTRI is inviting individual Consultants to submit their CVs and Financial Proposals for the following services: Short-Term Expert…
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The African Development Bank supports COMESA to develop the pharmaceutical industry in the region

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund, the concessional lending arm of the African Development Bank Group, on 2 November 2022 in Abidjan, approved a $6.63 million grant to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) to develop the pharmaceutical sector in the sub-region. The project, which will be implemented over…
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Implementation of the AfCFTA and Tripartite FTA to Bolster Regional Economic Communities

The implementation of both the regional and the continental free trade area regimes will position the regional economic communities, COMESA, East African Community and Southern Africa Development Community into a formidable economic bloc to collectively exploit the envisaged benefits of Africa’s integration. Addressing the 38th Meeting of the COMESA Trade and Customs experts meeting on…
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Statement by H.E. Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe, Secretary General COMESA During the Twenty-Fifth Meeting of COMESA Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General

Chairperson, Guest of Honour, Honourable Mr. Mulambo Haimbe, MP, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Zambia, COMESA Ministers of Justice and Attorneys Generals, Judge President of the COMESA Court of Justice, Honourable Justice Lombe Chibesakunda, Your Excellencies, Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to the Republic of Zambia and Permanent Representatives to COMESA, Assistant Secretaries…
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Zambia Launches Time Release Study for Mwami and Nakonde Borders

Zambia’s Ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry (MCTI) has launched the findings and recommendations of Time Release Studies conducted at the Nakonde One Stop Border Post (OSBP) and Mwami Border Posts. The study was facilitated by the Zambia Border Posts Upgrading Project. The launch was conducted on 3rd November 2022 at the Mulungushi Conference Centre…
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Need for Speed in Ratifying COMESA Legal Instruments

Lusaka, Thursday,  3 November 2022: The need for speed in ratifying and implementing various legal instruments agreed upon in the past was a rallying call during the 25th Meeting of COMESA Ministers of Justice and Attorneys Generals, conducted in Lusaka, Zambia, Thursday, 3rd November 2022. Keynote speakers at the meeting including the Secretary General of…
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