The Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program, operated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), just announced 18 new grantees. These grantees come from Brazil, India, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Zambia Tender and Business News
A US $25 million loan (in Kwacha equivalent) has been authorized for the Zambia National Building Society (ZNBS) by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). The primary objective of the loan is the financing of affordable housing in the country.
Zambia is rapidly developing its position as a finance hub in Africa, according to Julian Evans, the Director of Protocol and Vice-Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the United Kingdom.
ENGIE, a France-based global energy company, has agreed to acquire Uganda's Fenix International, a next generation energy company offering Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Africa.
Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), a nonprofit company and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany, will be conducting the Fourth edition of their annual 'Merck Africa Asia Luminary' event on the 24th and 25th of October 2018.
Zambia's Copperbelt Province was a place of song, dance and color on September 14, as thousands of people filled the Levi Mwanawasa Stadium in Nidola town, to witness the 41st Combined Graduation Ceremony for registered nurses and midwives in Zambia’s Copperbelt Province.
AGCO, a major manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and infrastructure, spoke of the role of farm mechanization in transforming Africa's farms, as part of the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) (www.AGRF.org) conference held last week in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
During a recent visit by Zambia's Finance Minister, Honourable Felix Mutati, and his delegation to the offices of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), the DBSA pledged to partner with the government on infrastructure development in the region.
Zambia has been approved for a feasibility study for a 130 MW windpower project, courtesy of a grant from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
The Global Book Alliance, a program to transform the development, procurement and distribution of books, has selected South Africa, Zambia and Cambodia as its latest winners in their "Reach for Reading" Call for Proposals.
Enel, an Italian manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas, is collaborating with Swiss group Seedstarts World SA to help small electricity businesses in Africa.
Delegates from 11 countries recently attended the the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions’ (SACAU) Young Agripreneurs Forum to its Future Farm in Zambia for an in-depth three-day programme covering the business of agriculture and effective deployment of the latest equipment.
The fall army worm has expanded so rapidly in southern Africa that its presence is behind a cut in this year's regional maize harvest forecast by up to 10 percent. A new multi-part plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the worm may help push back the agricultural menace.
With a focus on how to help Africa to work together better as well as specifically to help African cities get access to climate finance funds, the Constituent General Assembly of the Network of Chief Technical Officers of Cities and Territories of Africa (Africa TechNet) was held from 03 to 05 July 2017 at Ivotel Hotel, of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire).
Ireland's Africa Agri-Food Development Programme (AADP), a programme developed to support partnerships between Irish and African agri-food companies, just announces a call for applications to participate in the program.
A new competition was just launched to find and support providers of innovative and scalable financial products and services that improve the lives of poor people in rural areas of Africa.
During last week's Africa Energy Forum, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency made two moves to further electricity options in Zambia. One was for a grant regarding mini electrical grid development, and the second was for a new wind power project.
Most organizations need to do more to keep up with the digital era, and African companies match their global peers in what London-based consultancy PwC calls 'Digital IQ'. A new report show only 52% of African companies rate their Digital IQ as strong (with a score of 70% or greater on a detailed metric).
Georgia-based AGCO, a global maker and distributor of agricultural equipment and solutions, has announced a major push to further develop its Challenger farm machinery business in Africa as part of the Company's global strategy.
As Zambia becomes more known as the food basket for Southern Africa, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, today cautioned that many Zambian peasants are at risk of becoming squatters on their own land.
In Nairobi, Kenya, at the 4th Roundtable to focus on Political and Credit Risks in Africa recently, Ministers from across Africa sat sat together with investors and the private sector to determine how best to tackle the investment and credit risk hurdles in order to make African risks bankable.
A new and the only magazine dedicated to the African real estate sector, the African Property Skyline Magazine, has just launched in South Africa.
Swiss-based Syngenta, a GMO seed provider, is looking to help smallholder farmers in Zambia gain access to high-quality, disease-free horticultural seedlings, giving them the opportunity to become commercially viable vegetable farmers.
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) leaders have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.
The Mbeta Island Integrated Fish Farm in Zambia's Senanga district recently won the first prize in Zambia from the Cultivate Africa's Future (CultiAF) group. Its treasurer, Ivy Nyambe Inonge, is excited about what the $5,000 award could do for her group and potentially the whole Mbeta Island community.