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Building Environmental Sustainability, One Village at a Time

Peter Kilalo, a 25-year-old community teacher from the village of Kaminzekezeke in north-western Zambia, has been recently appointed to serve as the local “Muzovu” or Awareness Project Officer. His task is to provide environmental awareness lessons to elementary school children in the north-western more

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Creating Environmental Awareness Among Zambian Children

20 Jan 2014

Planting a tree, learning how rain forms and playing games about the circle of life are among things that have helped many children understand and appreciate the importance of their natural surroundings, but these extra-curricular activities are not always available to school-children in regions of more

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UNDP Partners with the community in Mwanjawantu - Nothing is impossible: Mr. Rabson Tembo’s Story

Mr Tembo, who is a physically challenged person, is 23 years of age and lives in Mwanjawantu in a village known as Kazindilo, 5 kms from Mwanjawantu. He is a member of a youth club under Boarder Farmers Cooperative and is one of the beneficiaries who received a 10 kg bag of maize seed, 2x 50 kg bagsmore

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UNDP Partners with the community in Mwanjawantu - Life comes back to Ms. Anna Sakala

In the south of Petauke district lies a village called Kaumbwe in Mwanjawantu; 40kms off great east road in Chief Mwanjawantu’s area.  Mwanjawantu residents are dependent on peasant farming of mainly maize, groundnuts, cotton and sunflower. There have been reports of abject poverty experienced more

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Women Take Leading Role in Tackling Climate Change Risks and Poverty

Climate change is not just a concern for environmentalists anymore. Increasingly, more than 2,000 small-scale famers, mostly women from Zambia’s Kanzungula District in the Southern Province are taking a leading role in tackling the risks of a changing global climate that is leading to more severe wemore

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Zambian voices at the 18th session of the conference of the parties to the UNFCCC

Many farmers in the Western Province of Zambia are feeling the effects of climate change on their agricultural production. Kabu Kaitwa, a small scale farmer in Kalabo village, explains how changes in rainfall are affecting his crops, “the rains are very late this year and we are confused when to plamore

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