November 28, 2020

ICSOE 24th Meeting – Economic and Social Impacts...

ICSOE 24th Meeting – Economic and Social Impacts of the Covid-19 Crisis on Eastern Africa: Strategies for Building-Back-Better

By Billion Temesghen|Throughout the year 2019-2020 the world has been suffering from the threats of Covid-19 which has forced countries of the world to shift governance methods to tackle the pandemic and its impact on business. East African countries have been especially confronted with significant challenges as they have also been overwhelmed by locust infestation, flooding and other natural disasters this past year. To deliberate on finding ways to deal with the impacts of the disasters, East Africa’s policy makers conducted their 24th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts (ICSOE) from 24th to 25th November 2020. Read more

November 8, 2019

23rd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of...

23rd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts (ICSOE)

1.The 23rd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts (ICSOE) was held from 5 to 7 November 2019, at the Asmara Palace Hotel in Asmara, Eritrea. The meeting was jointly organised by the Government of the State of Eritrea and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Eastern Africa. The theme of the meeting was: ‘Leveraging New Opportunities for Regional Integration in Eastern Africa.’

2. Welcoming remarks were delivered by Ms. Susan Ngongi, United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Eritrea, who applauded ECA Office for Eastern Africa for choosing Asmara to host the 23rd Annual Meeting, and the Government of the State of Eritrea for facilitating it. Read more

November 5, 2019

Welcoming remarks by H.E. Osman Saleh, Minister of...

Welcoming remarks by H.E. Osman Saleh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Eritrea

At the 23rd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts (ICSOE)-ECS Office for Eastern Africa 5th-7th November 2019 -Asmara, Eritrea

Honorable Dr. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of UNECA,

Honorable Ministers and Senior Government Officials,
Distinguished Delegates and Invited Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It gives me a great pleasure to welcome you all to the beautiful city of Asmara which is often referred to as “Africa’s jewel of Modernity!”.

Indeed, it is with immense gratitude and honor that the people and government of Eritrea are hosting the 23rd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts of the Economic Commission for Africa – Sub-Regional for Eastern Africa. In this regard, I would like to thank the Sub-Regional Office for Eastern Africa for providing us with the opportunity to host this timely and important event. I would like also to recognize the outgoing Chair of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts, the Republic of Rwanda, for steering ably the works of the 22nd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts. Read more

March in Eritrea’s History

Press Statement – EU’s Baseless and Offensive...

The Journey for Equality By: Mikal Tesfay

Ministry of Agriculture Promotes Swine and Rabbit...

Fighting Harmful Traditional Practices

Eritrea’s delegation in Sudan