The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) launched a five-year Regional Development Objectives Grant Agreement at the 36th Intergovernmental Committee taking place in Madagascar.
Through this agreement, USAID will contribute approximately $77 million to strengthen the collaborative partnership between the two organizations and implement regional trade, investment, and agriculture development programs that contribute to their common goals.
U.S. Ambassador to Zambia and Special Representative to COMESA Eric Schultz, USAID Deputy Mission Director for Kenya and East Africa Candace Buzzard, and the COMESA Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya signed a memorandum of understanding to affirm the agreement. Read more. Source | COMESA