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.
- Greetings Family and Friends Today marks the first day at home after two months of being on a journey I can't put into words. Last week this time we as the Volmoed Youth Leadership Training Programme and Desmond Tutu Center Youth Fellows Initiative Teams were all together at Robben Island Prison, a day that was so real. We heard the stories of our fallen beloved heroes and the ones that still alive fighting for justice in our 'Great Nation of South Africa'! Yesterday marked the end of the journey as a Team of our Training Programme at Volmoed, but the real work started after we received our Certificate in the five themes: Community Creation and Creativity Wholeness and Healing Peace and Justice Reconciliation A message to every young person who's a change maker, I leave you with two quotes: "We don't have the resources to help every child, but we do have the responsibility to give each child the tools to HELP THEMSELVES." ~ Nelson Mandela "Make this country beautiful, especially for the poor." ~ Desmond Tutu My last message to the 'Voeltjies': We received the knowledge that changed our life's for ever, now we have to fly, to dream and make every effort to that the first step to change our beloved communities. God bless everyone who played a role in our development as young leaders and give us this opportunity! #VYLTP #WeCanDoIt #YesWeCan #BeChangeMakers #Journey2016 United Nations United Nations Human Rights United Nations Youth United Nations Development Programme - UNDP National Youth Development Agency Nelson Mandela Foundation Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation The Desmond Tutu Center Future Leaders_Africa One Young World 46 minutes ago
- Featured #comic for the week, have you read Daria: A Roma Woman's Journey? Daria's story, highlights some of the issues that Roma women face everyday. Based on fieldwork conducted in Eastern Europe in August 2015. Produced for the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP . Illustrated by Rob Davis http://positivenegatives.org/comics/daria-a-roma-womans-journey/comic/ 5 hours ago
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