Actions

COMESA I: Support to the Ministerial/Heads of Immigration meeting in 2011

Key facts

Requesting authority: COMESA Secretariat
Experts involved: United Kingdom, academia, private consultants
Time Frame: February 2011 – April 2012

Objective

Support the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in the development of the Free Trade Area as a means of promoting peace, liberty, democracy and development in the region, and, in the long term, support the establishment of a Customs Union within the COMESA region.

Activities

Activity 1: Support to the 7th Meeting of COMESA Chief Immigration Officers and 4th Meeting of COMESA Ministers responsible for Immigration

Activity 2: Workshop on legal harmonisation

Activity 3: Meeting of the task forces on legal harmonisation and capacity building

Activity 4: Chiefs of Immigration workshop on cooperation and immigration

Activity 5: The 2nd Meeting of the COMESA task forces on the development of a roadmap for the implementation of Council decisions in COMESA Member States on the development of a capacity building programme for the COMESA region.  

Results and outputs

Results

  • Facilitated cooperation and synergies among COMESA Member States  

Outputs

  • Study to compare national immigration laws to the Model Law as a first step to achieving harmonisation within the COMESA region
  • 2 task forces on the development of a roadmap for the implementation of Council decisions in the COMESA region
  • A capacity building programme for the COMESA region
  • 3 discussion papers for the Ministerial and Chief Immigration Officers meetings on the focus topics of this Action