UN to continue supporting governments effort aimed at eliminating Malaria

25th April is commemorated as National Malaria Day.  Today the United Nations in Zambia participated in the commemoration of the event under the theme "Malaria Ends with Me". In delivering her speech, UN Resident Coordinator Janet Rogan highlighted that sustainable development includes reaching good levels of health...

Climate Change Funds Coming Soon - National Planning Minister

National Planning Minister, Lucky Malusa is optimistic that Zambia could soon receive funding from the Global Climate Fund (GCF) worth millions of Kwacha to fight the effects of climate change. Mr. Mulusa said indications were that the GCF could approve Zambia’s climate change programmes, following a successful trip...

UN Resident Coordinator Janet Rogan's pledge for women

I pledge my support for the protection of the girl child in Zambia, that she should stay in school, that she should mature before she marries, that she should be protected from sexual predators and rape. I pledge to speak out to break the silence that protects those who violate women and childres. Abash...

Zambia participates in the SEFORALL forum in New York

  The Sustainable Energy for All Forum is the landmark gathering celebrating the global sustainable energy movement. Over 1,000 high-level representatives from government, business, civil society and international organizations will gather in New York City for the 3rd Sustainable Energy for All Forum – its theme...

Zambia shows leadership potential in milestone visit to GCF HQ

Zambia highlighted the major steps it is taking to deal with climate change as part of the largest official delegation to visit GCF’s headquarters in Korea on 9 February. Welcoming the 23-member group, including three government ministers, GCF Executive Director Howard Bamsey highlighted the country’s ability to...

UNDP Meeting Held to Strengthen Climate Information Systems across 11 Sub-Saharan African Nations

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) kicked off a meeting today in Livingstone on “The Last Mile - Saving lives, improving livelihoods and increasing resiliency with tailored weather information services for a changing climate.” The workshop brings together delegates from 11 African nations as well as...

In Zambia: UNDP Climate Action Hackathon Accelerates Innovative Approaches to Provide Weather Information to Vulnerable Communities in Africa

The UNDP’s Climate Action Hackathon hosted recently in Livingstone, Zambia, brought together young software developers from around the world to develop innovative data and communications technologies to share weather and climate information with communities to better prepare themselves for the realities of...

UNDP Bolsters Stronger Drugs Supply Chain in Zambia – Pens US$4m Medical Warehouse Extension Deal

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 22 April 2016 signed a US$4 million contract with a construction company, Wah Kong Enterprises to extend the central warehousing facilities of Zambia’s medical distributor, Medical Stores Limited(MSL). Upgrading the central warehouse in Lusaka will ease some of the...

UNDP Report Says a Diversified Economy will Spur Inclusive Development and Poverty Reduction in Zambia

Zambia's latest Human Development Report urges the country to diversify its economy through prioritisation of its manufacturing and agricultural sectors. The report reveals that these sectors have created productive employment at a much faster pace than mining, and indicates that increasing productivity in...

Economic Transformation Hinges on Unlocking Potential of Cities, says the African Economic Outlook 2016

Lusaka, Zambia: With two-thirds of Africans expected to live in cities by 2050, how Africa urbanises will be critical to the continent’s future growth and development, according to the African Economic Outlook 2016 released today at the African Development Bank Group’s 51st Annual Meetings in Lusaka, Zambia....

AfDB Annual Meetings: African Leaders Highlight Role of Affordable Energy for Sustainable Development

African leaders attending this year’s African Development Bank (AfDB) Annual Meetings in Lusaka, Zambia, say the lack of electricity is the greatest hindrance to the continent’s growth and development. “It is unacceptable that 138 years after Thomas Edison developed the light bulb, hundreds of millions of people...