The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is a free trade area with twenty-one member states.
COMESA’s current strategy can thus be summed up in the phrase ‘economic prosperity through regional integration’. With its 21 member States, population of over 540 million and global trade in goods worth US$ 235 billion COMESA forms a major market place for both internal and external trading. Its area is impressive on the map of the African Continent covering a geographical area of 12 Million (sq km). Its achievements to date have been significant. (Newest Member States: Tunisia and Somalia not included)
UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women
Secretary- General, COMESA
Professor of International Business at Offenburg University
Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania
Director of International Records Management Trust