Description: The Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA) was launched on September 24 2008 by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)’s Ministers of agriculture. On June 9, 2009, ACTESA was established by the Heads of State of COMESA (the COMESA Authority) as a Specialized Agency to integrate small farmers into national, regional and international markets.
website: CAABWA
Description: The Canadian and African Business Women’s Alliance (CAABWA) is a non-profit, Canadian and African association with the mandate to support African women entrepreneurs in their efforts to participate in international trade.
website: COMESA
Description: The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa traces its genesis to the mid 1960s. The idea of regional economic co-operation received considerable impetus from the buoyant and optimistic mood that characterised the post-independence period in most of Africa. The mood then was one of pan-African solidarity and collective self-reliance born of a shared destiny. It was under these circumstances that, in 1965, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) convened a ministerial meeting of the then newly independent states of Eastern and Southern Africa to consider proposals for the establishment of a mechanism for the promotion of sub-regional economic integration. The meeting, which was held in Lusaka, Zambia, recommended the creation of an Economic Community of Eastern and Central African states.
website: KMH
Description: KMH is a multi-disciplinary team of senior advisors who collaborate with organizations to help develop and implement solutions for sustainable growth. Our partners have held operational roles in organizations for decades and specialize in all aspects of business building – Market Trends & Insights, Business Strategy, Brand Development, Innovation, Organizational Development, Plan Implementation and Results Measurement.