COMESA Trading for Peace Program (COMESA TfP)
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The TfP is the first formal COMESA program to address post-conflict reconstruction and development. Its objective is to consolidate peace in post-conflict areas, especially the Great Lakes Region by encouraging interaction and building trust between communities through the facilitation and formalization of cross-border trade.
Specifically, the project will increase access to information in various border areas through the establishment of Trade Information Desks. It will also boost traders’ incomes by 7%, get 1,750 informal traders (nearly 60% of them women) to benefit from joining the formal economy, and build up the capacity of institutions at the border to assist in solving an additional 500 complaints, bringing the total of trader cases resolved to 3,000.