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EDF Procurement Expert

SCOPE OF WORK The Procurement Expert will be recruited to ensure that all procurement activities under the European Development Funded (EDF) regional programmes with COMESA are carried out in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner. SPECIFIC TASKS/KEY RESPONSIBILITIES The Procurement Expert will be assigned the following tasks: Manage the procurement aspects of EDF regional programmes…
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Implementation of the €8m Regional ICT Programme Reviewed

Nairobi, Thursday, 02 March 2023: The Steering Committee of the programme on Enhancement of Governance and Enabling Environment in the ICT sector (EGEE-ICT) in the Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, and the Indian Ocean region (EA-SA-IO) meeting began today in Nairobi, Kenya to review the programme’s performance, since it was launched two years ago. The eight…
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Japanese and Italian Envoys Accredited to COMESA

  Italian and Japanese Ambassadors to Zambia have been accredited   as Special Representatives of their respective countries to COMESA. H.E. Dr. Enrico De Agostini (Italy) and H.E. Takeuchi Kazuyuki presented their letters of credence to the Secretary General, Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe at a brief ceremony conducted at the COMESA Secretariat in Lusaka on Tuesday 28 February 2023. The Secretary General called for high commitment…
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Zambia Undergoes Capacity Building Workshop on Gender Statistics

More than 40 officials from different government institutions in Zambia have been trained to produce and use timely data for effective policy making. This is in addition to building their capacity in gender statistics terminologies and methodologies, thereby strengthening their knowledge of different gender policies at the global and regional level. The training was conducted…
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RFP: Consultancy to Perform the Role Of Regional Coordinator For The COMESA EAC Horticulture Accelerator (CEHA) Secretariat

1. Background Horticulture offers significant potential for economic growth, including increases in rural incomes and employment opportunities, across the 21 Member States of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). Given this potential, the Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA), a Specialized Agency of COMESA mandated by heads of…
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CONTRACT TO MAINSTREAM THE INFORMAL ECONOMY INTO THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

The COMESA Secretariat is inviting Individual Consultants to submit their CV and Financial Proposal for the following services: SHORT TERM CONSULTANCY CONTRACT TO MAINSTEAM THE INFORMAL ECONOMY INTO THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENDA 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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2023 CALL FOR INNOVATIONS TO BE EXHIBITED AND PRESENTED AT THE TENTH COMESA ANNUAL RESEARCH FORUM

COMESA invites individuals and groups to submit innovation concepts. The concepts will be evaluated and the top two in each category invited to present their innovations/concepts at the Tenth COMESA Annual Research Forum scheduled for September 2023. The annual Research Forum is attended by government officers, academia, policy think tanks, development partners and the private…
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COMESA, Ocean Hub Africa Sign Pact to Promote the Blue Economy

Cape Town, Thursday, February 23, 2023: COMESA and OceanHub Africa (OHA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in the development of an ocean-based economy in the COMESA region. It was signed by COMESA Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe and Mr. Alexis Grosskopf, Executive Director of OceanHub Africa during the Ocean Innovation Africa summit in…
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ARC and COMESA Sign Agreement to Strengthen Collaboration

Cape Town, Friday, February 24, 2023: ARC – Africa’s public health supply chain institution – and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Cape Town to strengthen public health supply chains by enhancing medicine access in the region. COMESA is a regional economic community of 21…
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Close to 90% of Non-Tariff Barriers reported in the Tripartite region have been resolved

Overall, 716 out of 796 (88.9%) of NTBs registered in the online reporting system implemented by the three regional economic communities (RECs), COMESA, East African Community and the Southern Africa Development Community have been resolved. Only 80 NTBs remain unresolved. The main NTBs include restrictive licensing, permitting, and other requirements applied at the border. Barriers…
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