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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 4:00am

CHIPATA, ZAMBIA

On November 12, 2019, the United States and Zambian governments officially launched the USAID Let’s Read project during a ceremony at Kasupe Primary School in Chipata. The U.S. government’s flagship education project in Zambia, Let’s Read is a five-year partnership with the Ministry of General Education (MoGE) designed to improve reading outcomes for approximately 1.4 million pre-primary to Grade 3 children from 4,250 public and community schools in five provinces.

The first cohort of 44 Youth Leaders graduated from the 6-month program on Monday, October 28, 2019. The Director of Planning and Information, Mr. Nelson Nyangu, spoke as the guest of honor on behalf of the Minister of Youth, Sport, and Child Development, Emmanuel Mulenga.
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 8:15am

The first group of 44 youth leaders have graduated from a six-month Youth Lead intern program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Youth, Sport, and Child Development. Implemented by FHI 360 in partnership with the National Youth Development Council, the USAID Youth Lead program is providing leadership and civic engagement skills training for 350 young women and men from across Zambia.

 

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 5:30am

The U.S. government, in partnership with international agricultural development organization Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), announced the launch of a new five-year Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program in Zambia on September 19. The F2F program is a $12.25 million initiative by the U.S. government operating across six countries including Madagascar, Malawi, Moldova, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

USAID Zambia Director, Sheryl Stumbras; Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Morgan Malambo; and Seed Co. Limited Managing Director Grace Bwanali celebrate the first SADC seed shipment leaving Seed Co. Limited headquarters on September 9, 2019.
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 6:15am

Marking an historic milestone in agricultural trade and export, the U.S. government, in partnership with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat and the Zambian government formally commissioned today the first hybrid maize seed export from Zambia to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

USAID Zambia Director Sheryl Stumbras hands over the cold-storage seed facility to the Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Morgan Malambo, on September 9. 2019.
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 5:45am

Marking an historic milestone in agricultural trade and export, the U.S. government, in partnership with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat and the Zambian government formally commissioned today the first hybrid maize seed export, worth $400,000, from Zambia to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Minister Chilufya receives a set of car keys from Dr. Musumali after the handover of five 4x4 vehicles to assist the Ministry of Health’s expansion of maternal and child services across Zambia.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 5:30am

The U.S. government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID),  donated five 4x4 vehicles on August 28 to the Ministry of Health with the goal of supporting increased capacity of the ministry to provide maternal and child health services in Southern, Muchinga, Eastern, Northern, and Luapula provinces.

President of the Republic of Zambia Edgar Lungu prepares to power on the Bangweulu Solar farm during the plant's commissioning in Lusaka on March 11, 2019.
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 8:30am

LUSAKA — The President of the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu, and other dignitaries joined U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote for the official commissioning of the Bangweulu Solar Project located in the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone.  Representing Zambia’s first utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) farm, the Bangweulu project was developed by Neoen and First Solar, a French-American Independent Power Producer consortium, under the management of Zambia’s Industrial Development Corporation and in partnership with the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) Scaling Utility-Scale Solar Program (known as “Scaling Solar”).

COMACO staff train rural community leaders in the use of deforestation monitoring software available on computers recently donated by the U.S. government.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 2:00pm

The United States Embassy recently donated personal computers to help the non-governmental organization, Community Markets for Conservation (COMACO), train traditional leaders in Eastern Province in the use of satellite-mapping software to enable them to improve monitoring and protection of the forests and wildlife within their chiefdoms.

Zambia Minister of Tourism Charles Banda (center left) and U.S. Ambassador Daniel L. Foote (center right) join wildlife police, community leaders, and USAID program partners at unveiling of the refurbished Mukamba Gate Complex.
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

On December 17, the U.S. government, in partnership with the Zambian government’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife, officially launched the refurbished Mukamba Gate Complex at the northern entrance to Lower Zambezi National Park.  The complex benefitted from support of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Community Forests Program. The launch event also included the graduation of 22 Community Scouts, who in collaboration with the local Community Resource Boards, will serve as frontline advocates for forest and wildlife conservation.

Feed the Future’s Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation (Africa RISING) partners gather for a group photo following the activity’s culmination meeting in September 2018.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 9:00am

With support from USAID’s Feed the Future Initiative, small-scale farmers in Zambia are now leveraging new techniques to boost harvests of maize, sweet potatoes, and groundnuts.  This is the result of knowledge gained from a partnership between the Zambia Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI), international agricultural researchers, and the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Africa RISING activity.  Formerly known as Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation, Africa RISING is a product of the U.S. government’s Feed the Future Initiative and Global Food Security Strategy.

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