Enhanced Integrated Framework

Vision for 2015 and Aid for Trade for the Union of Comoros

A multi-donor round table meeting organized by the Government of Comoros takes place on 8 November 2012 at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Room CR1.

Contact details:

EIF Executive Secretariat
Rue de Lausanne 154,
CH-1211 Geneva 21, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)22 739 6650
Fax: +41 (0)22 739 5766
Email: eif.secretariat@wto.org

UN Office for Project Services Trust Fund Manager
11-13 Chemin des Anémones,
CH-1219 Châtelaine, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)22 917 8367
Fax: +41 (0)22 917 8062
Email: eiftfm@unops.org

The meeting is organized by the Government of Comoros, in association with the Executive Secretariat of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Programme and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with the support of the French Government, EIF Donor Facilitator for Comoros, to raise awareness of its efforts to mobilize additional Aid for Trade resources to support the country’s trade development.

Additional Aid for Trade resources mobilized during the meeting would contribute to the implementation of the Medium Term Plan (MTP) for Trade Integration of the Union of Comoros (2012-2015) presented during the round table meeting. The MTP includes a set of 18 priority reforms to be undertaken within the next three years to increase the country’s capacities to formulate policies, accelerate integration into regional and multilateral trade organizations, sustain private sector development and diversify the country’s export basis. The MTP is supporting the implementation of the country’s Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy 2010-2014.



09.30 - 10.00


10.00 – 10.15

Welcome Address

Mrs Dorothy Tembo, Executive Director, Executive Secretariat, Enhanced Integrated Framework Programme

10.15 – 10.30

Development Partner Support to Comoros’ Trade Integration Strategy

High-Level Representative, French Government (to be announced)

10.30 – 10.50

Union of Comoros Economic Development Outlook 

H.E. Mohamed Ali Soialhi, Vice-President in charge of the Ministry of Economy, Finance, Foreign Trade and Investment, Union of Comoros Government

10.50 – 11.20

Comoros Medium Term Plan for Trade Integration (2010-2014)

Mrs Sofiat Tadjeddine Alfein, Planning Commissioner, Union of Comoros Government

11.20 – 12.00

Question and Answer Session

Moderated by Mr Douglas Casson Coutts, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System in the Union of Comoros, Country Director, United Nations Development Programme in the Union of Comoros

12.00 – 12.45

Feedback from Development Partners on the Medium Term Plan for Trade Integration (2010-2014)

Moderated by a High-Level Representative of the Union of Comoros Government (to be announced)

12.45 - 13.00

Closing Remarks

High-Level Representative of the Union of Comoros Government (to be announced)