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Musokotwane Compassion Mission Zambia – MCMZ – Lusaka Chapter

Musokotwane Compassion Mission Zambia – MCMZ – Lusaka Chapter

SERVE WITH US FOR THE YEAR 2017 Hello friends! Are you having a heavy calling to serve as a volunteer staff or ordinary volunteer in the field championing the girl child’s well being and ending child marriages in the year 2017? Musokotwane Compassion Mission Zambia – MCMZ is a youth led non profit organization advancing Zambia’s goal to eradicate child marriages and teen pregnancies in Choma district of Southern province. The organization is currently accepting new and renewal of old volunteers fro the year 2017 an opportunity for you to serve right in the center of the Choma town. MCMZ...

Dr. Tukiya Kankasa-Mabula launches ZAC’s Centro Shopping Kabulonga 

Dr. Tukiya Kankasa-Mabula launches ZAC’s Centro Shopping Kabulonga 

By Derrick Sinjela www.derricksinjela.blogspot.com Bank of Zambia (BoZ) Deputy Governor Administration, Dr. Tukiya Kankasa-Mabula has applauded the Zambia Anglican Council {ZAC) on a decision to invest in real estate redevelopment by constructing Centro Shopping Kabulonga. Officiating at the launch witnessed by Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) General Secretary, Reverend Suzanne Matale Archbishop of the Church of Central Africa, the Most Reverend Albert Chàmà, National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister, Godfridah Sumaili,on Monday, 28th November 2016, Dr. Kankasa-Mabula praised the ZAC Bishop for taking a step of faith worth emulating. Dr. Kankasa-Mabula implored the five Anglican diocesan jurisdictions namely; Diocese of...

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on enhancing road safety

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on enhancing road safety

By Daniel Mwamba Every single day in Zambia there are serious road crashes, with thousands of people being killed or severely injured each year. We see the devastating effect on people involved, their friends and families, and all those who have to deal with the aftermath. Organisation operating in Zambia under their corporate social responsibility (CSR) can help to reduce road this road carnage in the country as CSR allows organsations do a bit for the society, environment, and customers. The term CSR gives a chance to all the employees of an organsation to contribute towards the society, environment, country...

The Latest Radio Sensation On air (Radio) Gyft M’membe aka Mr Tonix

The Latest Radio Sensation On air (Radio) Gyft M’membe aka Mr Tonix

BACKGROUND INFORMATION Surname: M’membe First Name: gyft On air (Radio) Name: mr Tonix Born : April 20 199… Place of Birth :Lusaka, Zambia Primary School: Garden Open Community School (2001-2007)) Secondary School : Hillside Basic School (8-9) (2008-2009) High School Gorden North Private School (10-12) (2010-2012) Occupations: On air presenter/youth programme producer/child rights Activist/Climate Sustainability Activist and an Entrepreneur Employer : Pan African Radio Years Active : 2012 – Present Company : Tonix classic wear Position : C. E. O Marital Status: single INTRODUCTION My names are; Gyft M’membe Born In April 20 in the year 199…at The University Teaching...

Farming Season is here, what you plant matters

Farming Season is here, what you plant matters

By William Chilufya, Hivos Southern Africa In the midst of a rising population, diminishing resources, a fluctuating economy and deteriorating environment, the fight to achieve household food and nutrition security is one of the greatest challenges facing Zambia. It’s that time of the year when farmers are anxious about the rains as we get ready to plant. Decisions are being made on what needs to be planted, where to get the seeds, and other farming inputs. Each farming season brings memories of my childhood, my time in Kalebwe village, Mukonchi area as an active village boy, when my grandfather would...

Official launch of the Lusaka Water Security Initiative (LuWSI)

WHY: Lusaka’s demand for water, estimated to now be over 600,000m3 per day, significantly outstrips supply from the Kafue River and groundwater. The Kafue River is threatened by climate change, land use degradation, and abstractions from agriculture and hydropower, as well as pollution from the mining industry. Water shortages are increasingly becoming common, caused by a series of droughts and power deficits. This causes both communities and businesses to suffer. The health and prosperity of Lusaka is fully dependent on its water secure future, which can only be achieved through an effective multi-stakeholder collaboration amongst the public and private sectors,...

Under19 Cricket National Team Up Beat for Division Two World Cup Qualifiers

By Bunda Ashton Kelly aka (BAK2BAK)   Zambia Cricket Union (ZCU) president Rueben Chama says Zambians should have confidence in the newly built under 19 cricket national team competing for a 9th to 19th September 2016 Division Two World Cup qualifiers in the South Africa city of Benoni,reports Pan African Radio Journalist Ashton Kelly Bunda. Speaking during a ‘Sendoff Ceremony’ at Lotus Cricket Sports Club in Lusaka, Chama implored Zambians to support the new team whose oldest player at 17-years-old as doing so will shape the future of local cricket in Zambia. The Zambia Cricket Union President appealed to the...

Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017 officially open to all African-based entrepreneurs  Cash prize and yearlong media promotion to be offered to AFIF 2017 Entrepreneurship Award winner  BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 21, 2016/ — AFIF 2017’s focus is to promote access to finance and strengthen entrepreneurship in Africa. To achieve this, EMRC (www.EMRC.be) is launching the annual “AFIF Entrepreneurship Award” (http://APO.af/YUVthk), calling all African-based entrepreneurs to participate in this renowned award, which will be followed by international partners, leading African businesses and international media.  This year’s award, as previous years, will be sponsored by Rabobank Foundation and the winner, an existing African small-medium business, will receive a US$10.000,00 cash prize, yearlong media promotion support in and out of Africa, free participation in the AFIF 2017, including the pre-conference Training.  “The AFIF Entrepreneurship AWARD aims to spotlight leading innovation private sector projects happening today in Africa. This is the moment when entrepreneurs can showcase their remarkable achievements, where partners and participants get to know about outstanding projects which are pushing boundaries in their community and country and where other entrepreneurs can be inspired and receive much-needed know-how,” says Inês Bastos, Senior Project Manager at EMRC and head of AFIF 2017. Applications (http://APO.af/YUVthk) must be sent to EMRC (sa@EMRC.be) by December 19th, 2016.  In parallel with past winners, the current holder of the Award, Lazaro Mwakipesile, head of Raphael Group (Tanzania), has seen a vast change since participating in the competition. “I am now internationally known. Since AFIF 2015, I have travelled abroad four times for presentation and defending of proposals. Furthermore, I expect to travel to USA this December 2016 for a meeting at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,” he explains.    Simply participating in the Award can have important repercussions. Wachira Kariuki, CEO of Classic Foods, who was named runner up in 2015, has also experienced positive change since attending and presenting his business to the international audience. “During AFIF 2015, I met the team from Rabobank who have since provided funding to Classic Foods. Rabo Rural Fund gave Classic Foods a US$1 Million as part of matching grant for soya bean project in Kenya and Uganda that have partnered with UKAID (DFID) as well as matching grant for a new camel milk factory we are constructing in Northern Kenya which is arid area. We couldn’t have asked for more, and this is all thanks to having gone to AFIF 2015 and participated in the Entrepreneurship Award,” he adds.  An unforgettable moment which receives considerable international press coverage, the Award has been won by a unique group of African entrepreneurs(http://APO.af/vm7HzT) which include: Magloire N’Dakon (2014) awarded the prize for his innovative project, Extended Finance, in Ivory Coast; Marie-Claire Matamba (2013) head of Agrimat Gabon; Anastácio Roque representing CESACOPA (2012) from Angola, Suzanne Belemtougri (2011) head of Sophavet and hailing from Burkina Faso as well as Derek Kwesiga (2009) head of Derekorp from Uganda.  This year’s Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) (http://APO.af/y28Bux) will focus on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Growth” and will be held for the first time in the vibrant city of Nairobi, Kenya, hosted by the Strathmore University, taking place from 15th – 16th February 2017.  AFIF 2017 will gather over 300 delegates from all over Africa, Europe, America and Middle East. EMRC will organise a pre-conference training on “A Road-map for Entrepreneurship Growth” (13th -14th February 2017). The training is addressed exclusively to AFIF 2017 participants and will be divided in two linguistic groups (English and French).  As Wachira Kariuki concludes, “My advice to participants especially the entrepreneurs is to make use of the opportunity to make the right contacts and learn from participants. The training session for the entrepreneurs is critical for fund raising. Sharing ideas and experiences with other business people is key to success.”  Full interview of Lazaro Mwakipesile: http://APO.af/j4DYUs.   Full interview of Wachira Kariuki: http://APO.af/SN57XP.   To have an overview of what happened at AFIF 2015 and listen to the Entrepreneurship Award nominees and winner, watch the video.   Distributed by APO on behalf of EMRC.  View multimedia content  For further information concerning speaking opportunities and sponsorship, please contact: Ines Bastos (Sr Project Manager)  Email: ib@EMRC.be   Tel: +32. 26 26 15 15  Social Media: Follow us on Twitter (https://Twitter.com/#!/_EMRC_), Facebook (www.Facebook.com/EMRC.International), LinkedIn (www.LinkedIn.com/company/EMRC), YouTube (http://APO.af/cDCWxz) and Flickr (Flickr.com/photos/_EMRC_).   About EMRC: Established in 1992 in Brussels, EMRC (www.EMRC.be) is a non-governmental organisation composed of a network of entrepreneurs, financiers, consultants and officials based throughout the world. EMRC’s mission is to lead the private sector in Africa to sustainable economic development and to drive regional change via partnerships.   About the Entrepreneurship Award: EMRC launched the first Awards (www.EMRC.be/highlight/awards) in 2008 at the FAO Rome, with the objective of encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa amongst forum participants. The EMRC Awards (Project Incubator Award and AFIF Entrepreneurship Award) are presented at EMRC two main business forums: Agribusiness & the Africa Finance & Investment Forum. A call is sent out for entrepreneurs to put forward their project proposals. Finalists present their business projects during the forum’s plenary session and the winning project is announced at the gala/ networking event.   About AFIF: The Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) (http://APO.af/Kist8c) is an annual business event organized in the framework of EMRC International’s activities, aimed at strengthening the private sector in Africa, encouraging entrepreneurship and attracting investment to the African continent. AFIF has a double objective: to strengthen the financial capacities of Africa’s private sector and to promote the creation of new partnerships through the encouragement of joint projects and trade relations North-South & South-South.

Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017 officially open to all African-based entrepreneurs Cash prize and yearlong media promotion to be offered to AFIF 2017 Entrepreneurship Award winner BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 21, 2016/ — AFIF 2017’s focus is to promote access to finance and strengthen entrepreneurship in Africa. To achieve this, EMRC (www.EMRC.be) is launching the annual “AFIF Entrepreneurship Award” (http://APO.af/YUVthk), calling all African-based entrepreneurs to participate in this renowned award, which will be followed by international partners, leading African businesses and international media. This year’s award, as previous years, will be sponsored by Rabobank Foundation and the winner, an existing African small-medium business, will receive a US$10.000,00 cash prize, yearlong media promotion support in and out of Africa, free participation in the AFIF 2017, including the pre-conference Training. “The AFIF Entrepreneurship AWARD aims to spotlight leading innovation private sector projects happening today in Africa. This is the moment when entrepreneurs can showcase their remarkable achievements, where partners and participants get to know about outstanding projects which are pushing boundaries in their community and country and where other entrepreneurs can be inspired and receive much-needed know-how,” says Inês Bastos, Senior Project Manager at EMRC and head of AFIF 2017. Applications (http://APO.af/YUVthk) must be sent to EMRC (sa@EMRC.be) by December 19th, 2016. In parallel with past winners, the current holder of the Award, Lazaro Mwakipesile, head of Raphael Group (Tanzania), has seen a vast change since participating in the competition. “I am now internationally known. Since AFIF 2015, I have travelled abroad four times for presentation and defending of proposals. Furthermore, I expect to travel to USA this December 2016 for a meeting at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,” he explains. Simply participating in the Award can have important repercussions. Wachira Kariuki, CEO of Classic Foods, who was named runner up in 2015, has also experienced positive change since attending and presenting his business to the international audience. “During AFIF 2015, I met the team from Rabobank who have since provided funding to Classic Foods. Rabo Rural Fund gave Classic Foods a US$1 Million as part of matching grant for soya bean project in Kenya and Uganda that have partnered with UKAID (DFID) as well as matching grant for a new camel milk factory we are constructing in Northern Kenya which is arid area. We couldn’t have asked for more, and this is all thanks to having gone to AFIF 2015 and participated in the Entrepreneurship Award,” he adds. An unforgettable moment which receives considerable international press coverage, the Award has been won by a unique group of African entrepreneurs(http://APO.af/vm7HzT) which include: Magloire N’Dakon (2014) awarded the prize for his innovative project, Extended Finance, in Ivory Coast; Marie-Claire Matamba (2013) head of Agrimat Gabon; Anastácio Roque representing CESACOPA (2012) from Angola, Suzanne Belemtougri (2011) head of Sophavet and hailing from Burkina Faso as well as Derek Kwesiga (2009) head of Derekorp from Uganda. This year’s Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) (http://APO.af/y28Bux) will focus on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Growth” and will be held for the first time in the vibrant city of Nairobi, Kenya, hosted by the Strathmore University, taking place from 15th – 16th February 2017. AFIF 2017 will gather over 300 delegates from all over Africa, Europe, America and Middle East. EMRC will organise a pre-conference training on “A Road-map for Entrepreneurship Growth” (13th -14th February 2017). The training is addressed exclusively to AFIF 2017 participants and will be divided in two linguistic groups (English and French). As Wachira Kariuki concludes, “My advice to participants especially the entrepreneurs is to make use of the opportunity to make the right contacts and learn from participants. The training session for the entrepreneurs is critical for fund raising. Sharing ideas and experiences with other business people is key to success.” Full interview of Lazaro Mwakipesile: http://APO.af/j4DYUs. Full interview of Wachira Kariuki: http://APO.af/SN57XP. To have an overview of what happened at AFIF 2015 and listen to the Entrepreneurship Award nominees and winner, watch the video. Distributed by APO on behalf of EMRC. View multimedia content For further information concerning speaking opportunities and sponsorship, please contact: Ines Bastos (Sr Project Manager) Email: ib@EMRC.be Tel: +32. 26 26 15 15 Social Media: Follow us on Twitter (https://Twitter.com/#!/_EMRC_), Facebook (www.Facebook.com/EMRC.International), LinkedIn (www.LinkedIn.com/company/EMRC), YouTube (http://APO.af/cDCWxz) and Flickr (Flickr.com/photos/_EMRC_). About EMRC: Established in 1992 in Brussels, EMRC (www.EMRC.be) is a non-governmental organisation composed of a network of entrepreneurs, financiers, consultants and officials based throughout the world. EMRC’s mission is to lead the private sector in Africa to sustainable economic development and to drive regional change via partnerships. About the Entrepreneurship Award: EMRC launched the first Awards (www.EMRC.be/highlight/awards) in 2008 at the FAO Rome, with the objective of encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa amongst forum participants. The EMRC Awards (Project Incubator Award and AFIF Entrepreneurship Award) are presented at EMRC two main business forums: Agribusiness & the Africa Finance & Investment Forum. A call is sent out for entrepreneurs to put forward their project proposals. Finalists present their business projects during the forum’s plenary session and the winning project is announced at the gala/ networking event. About AFIF: The Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) (http://APO.af/Kist8c) is an annual business event organized in the framework of EMRC International’s activities, aimed at strengthening the private sector in Africa, encouraging entrepreneurship and attracting investment to the African continent. AFIF has a double objective: to strengthen the financial capacities of Africa’s private sector and to promote the creation of new partnerships through the encouragement of joint projects and trade relations North-South & South-South.

Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017 officially open to all African-based entrepreneurs Cash prize and yearlong media promotion to be offered to AFIF 2017 Entrepreneurship Award winner BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 21, 2016/ — AFIF 2017’s focus is to promote access to finance and strengthen entrepreneurship in Africa. To achieve this, EMRC (www.EMRC.be) is launching the annual “AFIF Entrepreneurship Award” (http://APO.af/YUVthk), calling all African-based entrepreneurs to participate in this renowned award, which will be followed by international partners, leading African businesses and international media. This year’s award, as previous years, will be sponsored by Rabobank Foundation and the winner,...

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