COMESA Business Council- ORGANIGRAM
CBC MEMBERSHIP- GENERAL ASSEMBLYThe General Assembly is the supreme organ of the CBC. It is composed of all the membership of the CBC. Its responsibilities includes, to:
- Determine the policy and programmes of the CBC whose focus shall be to promote and protect the interest of the business community in the COMESA region;
- Make recommendations to the COMESA policy organs on issues affecting the interests of the private sector as raised by CBC;
- Determine the budgetary contributions, the membership scheme;
- Membership development and services;
- Exercise other powers and duties as conferred by the CBC Constitution.
CBC BOARDThe Board comprises of 9 Board members who are elected by the General Assembly; and are 9 members, one from each Member state. The Board, with its diversity and extensive expertise offers the guidance and direction in the formulation of the activities and the work plan towards private sector development in the region. All these members are chairpersons or presidents of selected trade support institutions. The Board is headed by a Chairman assisted by two Vice-Chairs and a Secretary General. (See Board Profiles)
The Board has mainly a supervisory role on CBC’s programmes and activities and its major functions include among others:
- To oversee the implementation of the CBC Constitution and related policy matters;
- To oversee and approve CBC funding, i.e. membership fees, service fees and fundraising activities and financial operations;
- To review CBC activity reports and make appropriate recommendations to the General Assembly.
CBC Technical Administrative CommitteesThe Board appoints administrative committees to support strategic planning and implementation of activities for Resource Mobilization, and, Finance and Administration. The Committees work hand in hand with the Secretariat to develop and implement activities around organizational and operational strengthening of the institution.
CBC Technical Committees / WorkgroupsCBC operates through sectoral workgroups to drive the strategic implementation of its programs and activities. The Technical workgroups are established as per the needs of the members, and based on the activities being implemented. The workgroups are headed by a Chairperson and another committee member elected drive the planning and implementation of activities within the workgroup. The following workgroups have as of 2014 been established;
- Agribusiness and Agro Industry (Manufacturers)
- SM-Enterprises And SM-Industries;
- Financial Services;
- Trade Facilitation And NTBs; (Cross Cutting);