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Chad: The African Development Bank grants $11.26 million for women and girls’ education

  The Project aims to help improve access to quality secondary education in a safe and healthy school environment for 5,000 girls ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, January 8, 2021/ — The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a grant of $11.26 million to the Government of Chad to finance the Girls’ Education and Women’s Literacy Project– the first Bank grant exclusively targeting women and girls. The project will be financed from the Bank’s Transition Support Facility and will be implemented over a five-year period by the Chadian Ministry of National Education and Civic Promotion, in coordination...

Post Bus Domestic Tourism promotion partnership cheers Sister Auxilia Bupe Ponga

By Derrick Sinjela and Ashton Kelly Bunda MINISTRY of Tourism and Arts (MOTA) Permanent Secretary (PS) Auxilia Bupe Ponga and Zambia Postal Services Cooperation  (ZAMPOST) Post Master General (PMG) Brighton Ngoma have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) drafted to promoting domestic tourism. Speaking during a brief meeting Kwacha House on at Lusaka’s Cairo Road on Thursday 7th January 2021, Sister Ponga expressed optimism that the MOU will facilitate enhance ZAMPOST operational performance Operations. On his part, Postmaster General Brighton Ngoma said the collaboration outlined in the domestic tourism promotion partnership is beneficial to both the Ministry of Tourism and...

UPPZ President Charles Chanda recollects Sunday 7th January 2007 accident

Personal Reflection by United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) President Charles Chanda Today, Thursday 7th January 2021, marks exactly 13 years when l was involved in a life threatening accident that almost took my life. Thanks be to God who watches over his own. Its was around 21hrs on the Sunday 7th January 2007 that we had an accident with the entire family in Jeep Cherokee Grand that l had bought cash three weeks before. I lost control in the game park in Botswana after trying to avoid an object on the road. The vehicle made a 360 turn and...

President Lungu appreciates Ministry of National Development Planning’s climate mitigation, adaptation initiatives in Eastern Province through ZIFL Project …Climate Smart Agriculture to improve food security, rural livelihoods

MNDP/5/6/1 Media Statement For Immediate Release LUSAKA, Monday, 23 November, 2020 – His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, has appreciated the innovative thinking that the Ministry of National Development Planning through the Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP) has introduced to improve food security and livelihoods of rural communities while achieving climate change mitigation objectives. President Lungu made the commendation when he recently visited the farm of Mr Charles Tembo, a ZIFLP Lead Farmer from Manyane Agriculture Camp in Chief Mwanjabanthu in Petauke District in Eastern Province, who is growing cashew and practicing Climate...

Assessing the Responsiveness Of Social Safety Nets Towards Reducing Vulnerability Among Child-Headed Households

  Dear Friends & Colleagues Children’s rights assert that all children must be protected from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation but this is not always the reality for many children globally. As poverty, armed conflict and HIV rates continue to soar, the number of orphans and displaced children is equally increasing. The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) estimates that there are about 52 million orphans in Africa; a figure accounting for children who have lost either one or both parents to any cause of death and is under the age of 18.  In many African countries, poverty, AIDS and armed...

Penplusbytes set to deploy #GhanaElections 2020 Early Warning System

COVID-19 has to a large extent moved Ghana’s elections campaign from the usual mass rallies and offline canvassing channels to online and traditional media channels. With no clear laws and rules of engagement, Ghana’s electoral management bodies and regulators are left playing catch up as they chase political parties and their candidates and develop monitoring tools to help keep track of negative developments. Generally, social media platform giants, Facebook and twitter have led the way in dealing with what has become the misinformation disinfodemic. Building systems in place to flag or take down harmful content, they have managed to help...

Govt. committed to promote women, girl’s reproductive health and rights – PS Daniels Chisenda …as GRZ, UNFPA and other multi-sectoral stakeholders map-out 2021 priorities

MNDP/5/6/1 Media Statement For Immediate Release Govt. committed to promote women, girl’s reproductive health and rights – PS Daniels Chisenda …as GRZ, UNFPA and other multi-sectoral stakeholders map-out 2021 priorities LUSAKA, Thursday, 10 December 2020 – Ministry of National Development Planning Permanent Secretary Danies Chisenda says the Government remains steadfastly committed to uplift people’s well-being especially women and girls by upholding sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights for all. In a statement read on his behalf by the Ministry’s Director for Population and Development Mr. Charles Banda at the official opening of the 2020 GRZ/UNFPA 8th Country Programme Annual...

PRESS RELEASE December 4, 2020 Zambian companies mint awards at international conference for continuous work improvements

PRESS RELEASE December 4, 2020 Zambian companies mint awards at international conference for continuous work improvements FIVE Zambian institutions have won Platinum prizes for their work improvement projects at the just ended 5th InternationalConventiononQualityControlCircles (ICQCC) held at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Dakar, Bangladesh. The international Convention on Quality Control Circle awarded the top prize to ZESCO Limited, Hitachi Construction Company (Z) Limited, Lusaka’s Kanyama Level One Hospital, Lusaka Water and Sanitation Company, and Strongpak Limited for implementing various projects aimed at promoting, quality safety and efficiency at their work places. The five companies participated in the Convention virtually from...

2020 PMRC Media Awards Submissions

Dear Friends & Colleagues The Policy Monitoring and Research Centre will host the 2020 Media Awards in the following categories – TV, Radio, Online Media and Print. Participate in the awards by submitting public policy reports (Print, Radio, Online Media and TV) to media.awards@pmrczambia.net Include relevant supporting documents e.g. script or full reports, video and audio clips. Only one entry is allowed per category. All content submitted for entry must have been published or broadcast between 1st January 2020 and 31st December 2020 The PMRC Media Awards Committee will use the following nine (9) dimensions to grade work that will be submitted: Clarity of submission  Reference data ...

PMRC Newsletter: January – December 2020

Dear Friends & Colleagues POST COVID-19 ECONOMIC RECOVERY: WHAT NEXT FOR THE AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA The Coronavirus pandemic is a challenge that was not anticipated by the global economy and it arrived at a period when prospects for many African countries were promising. At the beginning of 2020, Africa was on track to continue its economic expansion, with growth projected to rise from 2.9 per cent in 2019 to 3.2 percent in 2020, and 3.5 per cent in 2021; but the pandemic arrived and destabilized almost all economies in Africa. In view of this, counter measures have since...

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