|Eastern and Southern Africa -Indian Ocean (ESA-IO) regional|
|COMESA Secretariat (RAO)|
|Overall project value (EUR)|
|€ 525 526|
|Origin of funding|
|Proportion carried out by legal entity|
|Landell Mills, LINPICO|
|Number of staff provided|
Detailed description of project Back
The Cotonou Agreement provides for regional organisations (ROs) with overlapping memberships, to participate in a common Regional Indicative Programmes especially as regards regional economic integration. COMESA, EAC, IGAD and IOC have obtained the necessary mandate from their Member States and have since 2001 jointly prepared for the Eastern and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Region (ESA-IO) two common Regional Strategy Papers (RSP), including corresponding Regional Indicative Programmes (RIP) to be financed successively under the 9th and the 10th EDF.
In 2001 it was decided to establish an Inter-Regional Co-ordinating Committee (IRCC) which would be responsible for the coordination task. Membership of the IRCC comprises of the 4 ROs (i.e. COMESA, EAC, IGAD and IOC), SADC and the EC. The ACP secretariat and the African Union Commission (AUC) are observer members to the IRCC. The revised IRCC Terms of Reference adopted at the 17th IRCC Meeting in Zanzibar, Tanzania in January 2009 constitute a basis for the IRCC to play a central role in co-ordinating EC funding, as well as mechanisms such as Aid for Trade, the Tripartite process, EPA-linked issues, in addition to supporting regional aid effectiveness initiatives including alignment of national and regional strategies.
The specific objective of the assignment is to achieve enhanced capacity of the ESA-IO regional organizations to implement timely, effectively and efficiently projects and programmes, in accordance with the coordinated regional integration agendas.
The Consortium provides the services of a LT resident expert, specialised in Monitoring and Evaluation.
The M&E expert is specifically responsible for the duties and responsibilities related to the IRCC M&E system. Core services include:
PROMAN HQ provides overall backstopping and quality control.