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Kervin KUMAPLEY

With 15 years of International Development Organisations practices experience in Project Management, Mr Kervin Kumapley holds a Master in International Trade from ULB-SOLVAY UNIVERSITY in Belgium and a B.A. in International Relations from ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY in Tulsa, USA. He assists the COMAid Coordinator to effectively support Member States in providing technical and financial support in order to facilitate the increased participation of Member States in the COMESA regional Integration agenda.

Kervin Kumapley supports Member States in the programming, identification and formulation of projects in line with the CAF, EDF and other procedures as applicable. He consults with divisions and units at the COMESA Secretariat to ensure consistency and coherence of selected projects with existing COMESA and EAC programmes and policies.

Mr Kumapley undertakes consultations with COMESA’s development partners and other stakeholders, including but not limited to the national and regional European Union Delegations in the respective Member States throughout project cycle process. He supports the overall monitoring and assessment of project formulation and implementation of programme activities, particularly those under project-based support.

Kervin Kumapley ensures that audits and evaluation of projects are undertaken in a timely manner. He works closely with the Legal, Finance, Audit, M&E, Trade divisions amongst others to ensure that all donor requirements including contract and procurement procedures are met. He supports the recruitment of project support/technical assistance in the Member States for project implementation. Mr Kumapley contributes to the development of project procedures required for the full project cycle by supporting the finalization and management of grant contracts or agreements with Member States and/or implementing institutions in line with agreed procedures.

Kervin Kumapley supports the implementation of the COMESA Adjustment Facility (CAF) and Aid for Trade Strategy including monitoring and reporting of the RISM programme. He ensures that visibility and publicity activities are integrated into Member State project documents and work-plans, and are undertaken.