Zambia shows leadership potential in milestone visit to GCF HQ
Feb 21, 2017
Zambia highlighted the major steps it is taking to deal with climate change as part of the largest official delegation to visit GCF’s headquarters in Korea on 9 February. Welcoming the 23-member group, including three government ministers, GCF Executive Director Howard Bamsey highlighted the country’s ability to respond to climate change. ”Zambia has a comprehensive action plan to address climate change. This roadmap has been established with collaboration among multiple national ministries and provides a model for other countries,” Mr. Bamsey said. The delegation held a day of discussions with the GCF Secretariat in the city of Songdo to encourage greater understanding of the Fund in Zambia, and to deepen the country’s ongoing partnership with GCF.
Climate Change Funds Coming Soon
Feb 20, 2017
National Planning Minister, Lucky Malusa is optimistic that Zambia could soon receive funding from the Global Climate Fund (GCF) worth millions of Kwacha to fight the effects of climate change. Mr. Mulusa said indications were that the GCF could approve Zambia’s climate change programmes, following a successful trip by the Government officials to the GCF Secretariat in South Korea in January.
UNDP has handed over of 10 Motor Vehicles and 40 Computers to the Ministry of Health
Dec 2, 2016
Zambia has benefitted from various Global Funds Grants managed by United Nations Development Programme under the Single Stream of Funding worth about 174 million dollars to support health programs. UNDP Deputy Director Sergio Valdini, reaffirmed UNDP’s continued support to government and that the agency will continue to provide Specialized Technical Service Provider aimed at improving health delivery which is part of the United Nation sustainable development goals No. 3 “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”.
Zambia to Join the rest of the world in Commemorating 16 Days of Activism against GBV
Nov 23, 2016
From 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991. In 2016, the UNiTE campaign strongly emphasizes the need for sustainable financing for efforts to end violence against women and girls towards the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
World Environment Day: Zambia Raises Awareness on Protection of Wildlife and Natural Heritage
Jun 7, 2016
Environmental 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 Day
Jun 3, 2016
Zambia 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 Development
May 24, 2016
African 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 Process
May 13, 2016
Zambia, 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 Reduction
May 4, 2016
Zambia'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 Deal
Apr 27, 2016
The 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.