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USAID and the Zambian Ministry of Mines mark the development of Zambia’s Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff (REFIT) policy
September 22, 2015

LUSAKA —The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Mines, Energy, and Water Development joined private sector companies and civil society organizations at the Taj Pamodzi Hotel to mark the final stages in the development of Zambia’s Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff (REFIT) mechanism.

Over the past 14-months USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub, the Zambian Department of Energy, and the Energy Regulation Board (ERB), in collaboration with multiple energy sector stakeholders, including the Rural Electrification Authority and ZESCO, worked together to produce an inclusive policy document and develop a platform for the REFIT. 

“Endowed with abundant sunshine and water resources, Zambia has excellent potential to provide enough clean energy for the country’s growing needs, and even for export, but getting there will require greater private sector investment,” said U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Mr. Eric Schultz.  “Through the Power Africa Initiative, first announced by President Obama in 2013, our government is committed to continuing to support efforts to develop clean renewable power, and to achieve energy security for all Zambians.”

September 18, 2015
OPEN TO: All Americans who currently reside in Zambia and eligible family members
ISSUANCE DATE: September 21, 2015
CLOSING DATE: October 9, 2015
POSITION TITLE: Energy Advisor
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One year from date of appointment with an option to extend for up to four additional years.
PLACE OF PERFORMACE: U.S. Embassy, Lusaka, Zambia
USAID/Zambia Mission Director Michael Yates offers remarks at the culmination event for the USAID-funded R&D program.
August 25, 2015

Good morning.  It is my great pleasure to be here today on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development!  I bring you greetings from the U.S. Ambassador to Zambia, Mr. Eric Schultz, and thank the Honorable Given Lubinda, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, for opening this important two-day event.  And I am delighted to note that the important innovations developed over the last four years through this program are the result of cooperative efforts between international and Zambian scientists, working together, in Zambia, to help the Zambian people.

February 24, 2015

Sometimes I can’t help but be inspired. While Africa is a place of tremendous dynamism, diversity, opportunity, and progress, Africa’s success stories don’t attract attention.  As the Assistant to the Administrator for Africa at the U.S. Agency for International Development, I have to spend a significant amount of my time dealing with problems: extreme poverty, conflict, disease, corruption. So when I have the chance to celebrate an experience that reveals the ideals and abilities of Africans, I want to tell that story.

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Last updated: September 28, 2015

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