World Environment Day: Zambia Raises Awareness on Protection of Wildlife and Natural HeritageJun 7, 2016Environmental campaigners, activists and students in Zambia are using this year's World Environment Day slogan, “Go Wild for Life” to raise awareness about the economic, social, and environmental impacts of poaching and trafficking in wildlife and the damage it does; encouraging people to help safeguard endangered species for future generations.
‘Going Green’ Expo Opens in Lusaka Ahead of World Environment DayJun 3, 2016Zambia today kicked off the observance of this year’s World Environment Day with several activities including a Green Expo in Lusaka. The expo is designed to accelerate awareness of environmental issues and demonstrate how ‘going green’ is the easiest way to save money and the environment.
AfDB Annual Meetings: African Leaders Highlight Role of Affordable Energy for Sustainable DevelopmentMay 24, 2016African leaders attending this year’s African Development Bank (AfDB) Annual Meetings in Lusaka, Zambia, say the lack of electricity is the greatest hindrance to the continent’s growth and development.
Economic Transformation Hinges on Unlocking Potential of Cities, says the African Economic Outlook 2016May 23, 2016Lusaka, Zambia, 23 May 2016 - With two-thirds of Africans expected to live in cities by 2050, how Africa urbanises will be critical to the continent’s future growth and development, according to the African Economic Outlook 2016 released today at the African Development Bank Group’s 51st Annual Meetings.
Leaders of Africa’s Great Lakes Region Convene in Zambia to Assess Progress of Peace ProcessMay 13, 2016Zambia, in its capacity as signatory to the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSCF) agreement for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Great Lake Region is today hosting the 13th meeting of the Technical Support Committee.
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.
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- One in two families that we worked with in 2015 did not have access to clean drinking water, putting them at risk of contracting water-borne diseases. According to the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP, water-related diseases cost children an estimated 443 million school days each year and kill more people than tuberculosis or malaria. They are also a major contributor to childhood malnutrition. Every child has the right to clean water, and with initiatives like the distribution of water filters, hygiene classes in our Preschool Nutrition Centers, and our WASH Program, we are trying to make that a reality. #WorldWaterWeek about an hour ago
- Only 5% of women farmers in Uganda have land rights. Joyce, a farmer from Uganda is one of those 5%. Without legal documentation, Joyce almost lost her inherited home and farm to a manufacturing plant. Although she owned her land, denial of access to her own land deed almost led to a land grab and eviction. African women farmers grow 90% of Africa's food but own only on average, 15% of land rights. Worldwide, women own less than 1% of land while they farm and process 60-80% of our food supply. More data in our new Human Development Report on Africa's gendergap: on.undp.org/84Y #AfHDR about an hour ago
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