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.
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.