Official Name: Republic of Zambia
Independence Day: 24 October 1964
Currency: Kwacha (ZMW)
- Zambia is among eight AU Member States to have introduced Kaizen Management following the endorsement of the importance of Kaizen principles by AU Heads of State in 2016. Kaizen focuses on promoting advocacy at policy level; developing Centres of Excellence; standardisation of Kaizen principles; and strengthening of networking and linkages. Its implementation is supported by NEPAD and JICA.
- Zambia was among 10 countries where a skills audit and youth employment creation study was conducted.This exercise addressed the Rural Futures Programme’s objective of reducing rural poverty and employment challenges.
- Zambia forms part of 16 other African countries that has been supported in the set-up and management functional biosafety systems for the safe use of modern agricultural biotechnology.
- Zambia has benefited from funding of 6.0 M EUR secured from the EU to support capacity development, research and innovation in water and sanitation in the Southern and West Africa regions through the NEPAD African Networks of Water Centres of Excellence.
- The Lusaka-Lilongwe ICT Terrestrial Fibre Optic project aims to reduce landed prices of internet capacity and as well provide additional capacity.
- A study was undertaken in six African countries with Zambia being one of them to identify the most appropriate agricultural best practices towards adaptation to climate change.
- Zambia received 31.1 million USD from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSP) to improve food production, develop value chains, and build capacity in districts with the highest levels of poverty and food insecurity.