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  • UNDP Launches Climate Action Hackathon in ZambiaFeb 11, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a Climate Action Hackathon in Zambia for app developers to create new web or mobile applications that give out weather data in areas trying to adapt to climate change in the region.

  • Solar Panels Improve Healthcare in Rural ZambiaJan 4, 2016Africa is a continent with abundant sunlight but has poor electricity grid coverage. Yet access to electricity is essential to run medical facilities and secure access to health care, especially in remote areas.

  • Zambia Benefits From First Line HIV Treatment at an Unprecedented Low PriceNov 30, 2015UNDP has achieved significant reductions in the price of HIV medicines that it procures, bringing down the cost of the most common treatment to an unprecedented US$100 per patient per year in Zambia, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Mali, South Sudan, and Zimbabwe. Through these price reductions UNDP is saving US$ 25 million that are being used to put an additional 250,000 people on life-saving HIV treatment.

  • UN, Zambia Sign a new Partnership Framework for Sustainable DevelopmentNov 19, 2015The United Nations System in Zambia and Government of the Republic of Zambia on Thursday signed a cooperative agreement to support Zambia’s priorities and needs for development in the period 2016-2021.

  • UNDP Hands Over Honey Processing Factory in Northwestern ZambiaOct 12, 2015A group of more than 600 honey farmers, mostly rural women are about to start a new life of promise and hope thanks to the first-ever honey processing factory constructed by UNDP and the Zambian Government through the Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection in Mwinilunga District in Northwestern Province.

  • Helen Clark Welcomes “Momentous Decision” to Adopt Sustainable Development GoalsSep 25, 2015I welcome this momentous decision by Member States to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals which will guide development for the next fifteen years, offering a chance to meet the global citizenry's aspirations for a more peaceful and prosperous, and sustainable future.

  • UNDP Bolsters Zambia’s Private Sector Growth - Hands over a Mobile Testing Laboratory to GovernmentAug 14, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday handed over a mobile testing laboratory to the Zambian Government through the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry to support improvement in the quality of products, especially of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) many of which are in Peri-urban areas.

  • Zambian Music Stars Become Champions for UN’s HeForShe Zambia CampaignJul 29, 2015Two renowned Zambian Musicians, Mumba Yachi, and hip-hop Rapper, Chef 187 (Kondwani Kaira), are the new Music Champions for the Zambia HeForShe campaign, which calls upon men and boys to stand up against the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls.

  • UN Development Chief Wraps Up Official Visit to ZambiaJul 22, 2015United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Ms. Helen Clark on Sunday wrapped up a four-day visit to Zambia where she met with Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu and discussed about the country’s transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • At UN-backed Meeting, Landlocked Developing Countries Call for Greater Action on Efforts toward Sustainable DevelopmentJun 4, 2015Ministers and senior Government officials on Thursday rallied the international community in a Call to Action, capping off a three-day meeting in Livingstone, Zambia, which aimed to accelerate the implementation of an ambitious action-plan that would put the world’s 32 landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) on a steady path to sustainable, inclusive and economic development.