In Zambia: UNDP Climate Action Hackathon Accelerates Innovative Approaches to Provide Weather Information to Vulnerable Communities in Africa
Mar 25, 2016
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 climate change.
UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Begins Official Visit to Zambia
Mar 16, 2016
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.
UNDP Meeting Held to Strengthen Climate Information Systems across 11 Sub-Saharan African Nations
Mar 15, 2016
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.”
Zambia Launches Second Fast Track Court to Expedite Gender Based Violence Cases
Mar 11, 2016
The Zambian government has launched the second user friendly fast track court to specifically expedite Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases.
UNDP Mobilises Multi-Donor Electoral Support Ahead of Zambia’s Elections
Mar 4, 2016
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 Commission of Zambia to successfully organize the elections on August 11, 2016.
UNDP at 50: World must step up to beat poverty by 2030
Feb 24, 2016
Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is only possible with a broad coalition of leaders from government, civil society, multilaterals and the private sector, said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP) on the eve of a major Ministerial Meeting to mark the organisation’s 50th anniversary.
UNDP Launches Climate Action Hackathon in Zambia
Feb 11, 2016
The 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 Zambia
Jan 4, 2016
Africa 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 Price
Nov 30, 2015
UNDP 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 Development
Nov 19, 2015
The 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.