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.
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.
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.
- "When you create a story, what questions do you think of? What do you want to talk about and how do you want to come across with your message?". Those were some of the reflections put on table during today's workshop for students from public schools in Rio and Project Young Journalist organized by Rio+ Centre and CIEDS. To reveal the importance of critical thinking and to show more of the wonderful world of writing by share of experiences, we invited two entrepreneurs: Carla Siccos from Cdd Acontece, the main journal of City of God/Cidade de Deus and Guilherme Vinicius Roberto from Livreteria Popular Juraci Nascimento, an itinerant literature space. Stay tuned for more! The young leaders have already started collecting and writing stories to inspire people towards sustainable development and urban transformation for the upcoming #Olympics. #SDGs #Rio United Nations Development Programme - UNDP SDG Action Campaign Rio 2016 PNUD Brasil UNICEF 4 hours ago
- FROM SWEDEN PLEASE HELP US A new law about refugees has been issued on 21/6/2016 and it will be activated on 20/7/2016 but it does not distinguish between those who entered before the issuance of this law and entered after, as a refugees we were not aware about it at all, not even a slight knowledge of it, because the parties meeting was on November 2015, consequently all of those who arrived before that date should not be covered under the new rules, even when we made the first interview in the migration department (Migrationsverket) we have not been told, therefore we have gained the rights of the current law of that time. It is injustice and unfair to be dealt with us under the terms of the new law, this law should not Boston e applied retroactively. Law passed by the Swedish Parliament was all who came after 24/11/2015 But the Department of Immigration, who included who before 24/11/2015 it's strange thing. The copy of the right decision its present in the Sweden Parliament. On what this law may affect? 1-It could take years to get the families back together. 2-Burial scientific certificates and deprive their holders of continuing educational attainment. 3-Passive support of the black market and the resulting exploitation of the owners of temporary residency permits. SUPPORT US, DO NOT LIMIT OUR DREAMS 6 hours ago
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