UNDP Zambia Resident Coordinator Annual Report 2011.
The Zambia Country Office is headed by Ms. Kanni Wignaraja.
The Ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry intends to recruit a short-term individual consultant with requisite expertise and experience in Economics, Development Studies or any Human Development related field with a focus on SME Development and Industrial Policy to undertake the following tasks: i) Identify cluster of potential beneficiary SMEs in prioritized locations (peri-urban areas) and operating in targeted sub-sectors (i.e. processing of foods, textiles and garments, engineering products, leather and leather products, wood and wood products) with great potential for inclusive growth and value addition to local commodities in line with industrialization strategy and CEEC prioritization for maximization of potential synergies and quick wins. ii) Establish the existing policies supportive of SMEs development and their impact on growth of SMEs as well as entrepreneurship iii) Assess the adequacy of the existing M&E framework and system for the MCTI in measuring SMEs development, income inequalities and inclusive growth as well as its interface with available M&E systems of statutory bodies of interest to the project, namely ZABS, CEEC, ZDA and PACRA. iv) Highlight the existing capacities and gaps for adaptation of appropriate technologies and adherence to national standards (quality of products) by prioritized SMEs and associated informal sector. v) Gauge the feasibility of establishing technical centers of excellence (innovation hubs), inter-country markets around border areas, commodity exchange markets, strengthening linkages between SMEs and informal sector in prioritized sub-sectors (highlighted in bullet i, above) and formalization of informal sector operator in such sub-sectors. vi) Gather any other relevant baseline data to enable assessment of the extent of achievement of results and impact of the project throughout implementation and at the end of the project.
The Government of the Republic of Zambia, through the Ministry of gender and Child Development will host the 3rd African Women’s Economic Summit from 24-26 July 2014 under the theme “African Women Realizing Africa’s Economic Potential”. Organized by New Faces New Voices and the African Development Bank, this biennial event brings together key stakeholders in the financial sector throughout the continent, as well as influential global leaders, to look at how to put women at the centre-stage of the African finance and economic development agenda to realize Africa’s potential.
In this regard, the UNDP in Zambia being a partner in the organization of this event is seeking the services of a national contractor with a proven capacity to design websites, and upload content using a robust content management system taking into account Web 2.0 elements. The web-development consultant will be responsible for designing and developing and maintain the Conference Website with consultation with the Ministry of Gender and Child Development.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) addressed the fact that not enough recognition had been given to some of the world’s main development challenges: poverty reduction, education, maternal health, gender equality, child mortality, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Shortfalls however, have occurred not because the MDGs are unreachable, or because time is too short, but due to unmet commitments, inadequate resources and a lack of focus and accountability. Now with a fast-approaching deadline to achieve MDGs by 2015, a strong consensus is now emerging on the need for a bold and inspiring ‘Post-2015 Development Agenda’ that is measurable in both theory and practice, for effective implementation, monitoring and accountability of development delivery.