Zambia Joins the rest of the world in Commemorating 16 Days of Activism against GBV

From 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from...

UNDP has handed over of 10 Motor Vehicles and 40 Computers to the Ministry of Health

Zambia has benefitted from various Global Funds Grants managed by United Nations Development Programme under the Single Stream of Funding worth about 174 million dollars to support health programs. UNDP Deputy Director Sergio Valdini, reaffirmed UNDP’s continued support to government and that the agency will...

World Environment Day: Zambia Raises Awareness on Protection of Wildlife and Natural Heritage

Environmental campaigners, activists and students in Zambia are using this year's World Environment Day slogan, “Go Wild for Life” to raise awareness about the economic, social, and environmental impacts of poaching and trafficking in wildlife and the damage it does; encouraging people to help safeguard endangered...

UNDP Announces the Climate Action Hackathon in Zambia

UNDP’s Programme on Climate Information for Resilient Development in Africa (CIRDA) is inviting software developers, mobile application gurus and innovation specialists to Livingstone, Zambia from March 15-17 to participate in the Climate Action Hackathon. This exciting event will generate ideas and early prototypes for...

UNDP Mobilises Multi-Donor Electoral Support Ahead of Zambia’s Elections

As Zambia prepares to hold its general elections later this year, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with European Union, DFID UK, and Ireland have entered into a cooperative agreement to address the longer term underlying areas of electoral processes in Zambia and to support the Electoral...

Zambia Launches Second Fast Track Court to Expedite Gender Based Violence Cases

The Zambian government has launched the second user friendly fast track court to specifically expedite Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases. The establishment of the victim-friendly courts for survivors of GBV has branded Zambia as a pioneering nation in the fight against the scourge in the Southern Africa region....

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...

UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Begins Official Visit to Zambia

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, is in Lusaka for his first official visit to Zambia. During his visit, the Envoy will meet with senior government officials and representatives of youth organizations and networks. The Envoy will attend the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Global...

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...

Leaders of Africa’s Great Lakes Region Convene in Zambia to Assess Progress of Peace Process

Zambia, in its capacity as signatory to the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSCF) agreement for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Great Lake Region is today hosting the 13th meeting of the Technical Support Committee. The Technical Support Committee is an advisory mechanism comprising...

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...