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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”).

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Power Africa initiative catalyzed the Bangweulu project, the first of multiple planned “Scaling Solar” alternative-power projects, through a $2 million grant from USAID/Zambia.  The grant helped to lower project risk for bidders, contributed to the concessionary (i.e., more favorable) financing structure, and helped to generate over $100 million in private-sector investment in Zambia’s power sector.

Photo: USAID Economic Development Office Director Jeremy Boley (r) looks on as Mission Director Patrick Diskin (l) signs a Letter of Intent to support the Zambian Government as it scales up programs to improve nutrition and combat stunting across the nation.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 8:45am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has joined the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, Irish AID, Swedish International Development Agency, and the European Union to support the Zambian government to fight against malnutrition. On April 24, USAID/Zambia’s Mission Director, Patrick Diskin, signed a Letter of Intent affirming the United States’ support to the Zambian Government’s First 1000 Most Critical Days Program for Scaling Up Nutrition.

A photo of the U.S. Ambassador to Zambia, Daniel L. Foote, as he accepts the integration plan during the official handover of 16 U.S.-funded anti-GBV One-Stop Centers.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 4:00pm

During a formal ceremony at the Kafue District Hospital, the United States Ambassador to Zambia, Mr. Daniel L. Foote, officially handed over the Kafue anti-Gender-Based Violence (GBV) One-Stop Center (OSC) to Zambia’s Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya. The handover symbolizes the official transfer of all 16 OSCs established under the USAID Stamping Out and Preventing Gender-Based Violence (STOP GBV) project with funding provided by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), in partnership with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID).  

A photo of Lubuto Library staff at the Mthunzi American Youth Library reading to children in a talking circle.
Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 9:30am

This year, the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA) helped open the Lubuto Mthunzi American Youth Library, increasing access to quality education for all young people especially the vulnerable and out-of-school children in the Lusaka-West area of Zambia’s capital.

USAID Mission shakes hands with Zambia’s Minister of Health during the delivery of 12 vehicles procured to help expand Zambia’s medical network.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

On November 7, the United States Government officially handed over 12 heavy-duty vehicles to Medical Stores Limited (MSL) to help fulfill its “last-mile” distribution mandate and strengthen Zambia’s ability to deliver medical commodities to Zambians across the nation, particularly those living in rural communities.


Last updated: August 19, 2019

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