The Tripartite is an umbrella organization consisting of three of Africa’s Regional Economic Communities (REC’s), namely:
- the East Africa Community (EAC),
- the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and
- the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
The overarching objective of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite is to contribute to the broader objectives of the African Union (AU), namely accelerating regional economic integration of the continent and achieving sustainable economic development - thereby alleviating poverty and improving quality of life for the people of the Eastern and Southern African Region.
TMSA provides administrative, financial and technical support to the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite to help improve its operational capacity and efficiency. This includes support to convene and participate in a number of important institutional events and meetings, development of a regional Rules of Origin database and support to regional communications and advocacy.
TMSA's support contributes to deepening regional economic integration and promoting growth and poverty reduction.