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COMESA & the European Union sign EUR 7.6 million Financing Agreement for Institutional Capacity Building Programme

COMESA and the European Union have signed a EUR 7.6 million Financing Agreement for the COMESA Institutional Capacity Building Programme. Secretary-General Chileshe Kapwepwe co-signed the Agreement with the Ambassador of the European Union to Zambia who is also the Special Representative to COMESA, Mr. Jacek Jankowski on Wednesday, 16 December 2020 at the COMESA Secretariat.…
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COVID19 Response Measures in COMESA Member States Edition #33

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eCOMESA Newsletter Issue No. 648

In this Issue; Africa CDC, COMESA to Collaborate on Promoting Safe Trade Yellow Card has Settled Over $1m Insurance Claims COVID-19 Worsening Debt in Countries Need to Reboot the CADDP Commitments for Food Security COMESA Develops Key Policies for Livestock and Fisheries Countries Urged to Adopt Climate Change Resilience Framework Download eCOMESA Newsletter Issue No.…
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Africa CDC, COMESA to Collaborate in Promoting Safe Trade

Lusaka, Monday, December 7, 2020: Discussions between the Africa Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) and COMESA are on course to establish useful collaborations on healthy trade during and post Covid-19. The envisaged partnership will include provision of technical support on public health to trade facilitation initiatives to protect lives and livelihoods. The initiative…
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Measures in COMESA MS in Response to COVID 19 edition No. 32

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Yellow Card has Settled Over $1m Insurance Claims

The COMESA Motor Vehicle Insurance Scheme paid out over $1.1 million in compensation claims to road accident victims caused by visiting and foreign motorists to the region for the period July 2019 to June 2020. According to a status report presented to the recent COMESA Council of Ministers meeting, 967 claims were reported to the…
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COVID-19 Worsening Debt in Countries

Most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa which includes the COMESA region need to prioritize medium term policies such as structural transformation and economic diversification of individual economies, reforms in revenue mobilization and increase trade integration to deal with the worsening debt situation caused partly by the COVID-19 Pandemic. According to a special report authored by Senior…
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Need to Reboot the CADDP Commitments for Food Security

Majority of COMESA Member States are not on track towards achieving the goals and aspirations of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP). This has prompted the COMESA Council of Ministers to urge Member States to further integrate the Malabo Commitments into their National Agriculture and Food Security Investment Plans (NAAIPs) and allocate more resources…
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COMESA Develops Key Policies for Livestock and Fisheries

COMESA has developed three key policies to help the growth of the livestock and fisheries sector once Member States adopt them. The policies were developed with the full involvement of the Member States, the Secretariat, international institutions, other regional organisations and cooperating partners. These are: COMESA Livestock Policy Framework, Manual for the Harmonized Grading and…
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Countries Urged to Adopt Climate Change Resilience Framework

COMESA countries have been urged to adopt the Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework and use it as a guide to develop their own national resilience frameworks. In addition, they should endorse the regional body, COMESA, as their delivery partner to have a harmonised regional approach. This was one of the decisions of the recent Council…
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