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  • UNDP Flagship Report Says a Diversified Economy will Spur Inclusive Development and Poverty ReductionMay 4, 2016Zambia'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 these sectors is likely to lead to a path of inclusive development and poverty reduction.

  • UNDP Bolsters Stronger Drugs Supply Chain in Zambia – Pens US$4m Medical Warehouse Extension DealApr 27, 2016The 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 problems of storage and enhance distribution of drugs and supplies right up to district depots and clinics across the country.

  • EU and UNDP Renew Partnership on Electoral AssistanceApr 18, 2016United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica met on Friday to reaffirm the long-standing partnership on electoral assistance. They signed the revised European Commission-UNDP Electoral Assistance Guidelines, which aim to enhance the EC-UNDP collaboration on electoral assistance on the ground.

  • In Zambia: UNDP Climate Action Hackathon Accelerates Innovative Approaches to Provide Weather Information to Vulnerable Communities in AfricaMar 25, 2016The 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 ZambiaMar 16, 2016The 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 NationsMar 15, 2016The 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 CasesMar 11, 2016The 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 ElectionsMar 4, 2016As 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 2030Feb 24, 2016Meeting 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 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.