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United States Awards $25,000 To Promote Entrepreneurship for Meheba Refugees

This grant, awarded through the Julia Taft Refugee Fund to non-profit organization Caritas Czech Republic Zambia, will enable the organization to leverage its existing expertise and infrastructure

The U.S. government (through the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration) has awarded a $25,000 grant to improve livelihood opportunities for refugees and host communities in the Meheba refugee camp. Located in Kalumbila District, North Western Province, the Meheba camp is the largest refugee settlement in Zambia, with approximately…

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United States and Germany Join Hands for Young Women’s Empowerment in Zambia

Produced by the young women in the DREAMS initiative, the nearly 30,000 cloth-based products were distributed with COVID-19 support kits for adolescents and young people

The U.S. government’s Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe (DREAMS) initiative has produced 20,000 face masks, over 4,400 packs of reusable sanitary pads, and 4,000 cloth bags upon request and for procurement by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. GIZ placed the order through the German-funded “Strengthening Girls’ Rights!”…

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Zambian College and University Lecturers Complete U.S.-Supported Graduate Literacy Course

More than 70 Literacy and Language Education lecturers in COEs and universities successfully completed the course on December 2

The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Transforming Teacher Education project and in partnership with the University of Zambia and Florida State University, completed delivery of a Graduate Literacy Course designed to help strengthen the capacity of Zambia’s Colleges of Education (COE) and universities. More…

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Coronavirus - Zambia: Peace Corps Zambia Joins Ministry of Health in National COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

Following the launch and training, more than 170 people received the vaccine

On December 14, U.S. Peace Corps Zambia joined the Chisamba District Health Office in the local re-launch of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign, held at Kaputi Secondary School.  Peace Corps supported the District Health Office to conduct trainings of approximately 60 community health workers and traditional leaders to disseminate information…

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U.S.-Zambia Partnership Set to Boost Rural Electrification

Five-year cooperative agreement expected to spur economic development through increased access to reliable and affordable electricity

The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has signed an agreement with National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) International to support widespread electrification and economic development in rural communities in Zambia. The $5.3 million Zambia Electric Cooperative Development Program launched November 16 as part of…

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United States Invests Over 1 Million Kwacha in Zambian Women-Owned Businesses

Each of the winners received 181,601 kwacha ($10,000) from USADF following a competitive review of their business plans

The U.S. government, through the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), awarded six women entrepreneurs a total of over 1 million kwacha ($60,000) in grant seed funding to support women’s entrepreneurship and women’s economic empowerment in partnership with the Women’s Entrepreneurship Access Center (WEAC). Each of the winners received 181,601 kwacha…

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United States Awards $45,000 to Zambian Community Organizations

The grants focus on various sectors including food security, education, and health, and will expand economic opportunities and improve the standard of living in communities in five provinces

The U.S. Embassy has awarded $45,000 (K745,000) to nine Zambian community-based organizations through the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help small grant program. The grants focus on various sectors including food security, education, and health, and will expand economic opportunities and improve the standard of living in communities in five provinces. The Special…

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U.S. Embassy Awards Over K3 Million to Zambian Community Organizations

The grants will promote good governance, support the arts through filmmaking, build entrepreneurship skills, and help preserve an important cultural site

Today, the U.S. government announced the awarding of grants totaling over K3 million ($181,895) to nine Zambian community-based organizations through its Public Affairs Section small grants program.  The grants will promote good governance, support the arts through filmmaking, build entrepreneurship skills, and help preserve an important cultural site. The U.S.…

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U.S. Support for Human Rights Defenders

The Department’s objective is to enable human rights defenders to promote and defend human rights without hindrance or undue restriction

Protecting and supporting human rights defenders is a key priority of U.S. foreign policy. Because human rights defenders seek to hold their governments accountable to protect universally recognized human rights, defenders are often harassed, detained, interrogated, imprisoned, tortured, and even killed for doing their work. The Department’s objective is to…

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U.S. Government Strengthens Zambian Youth Leadership and Civic Engagement

Youth Lead builds civic engagement and leadership skills through a training program, which utilizes a positive youth development approach to help participants reach their full potential

On November 18, the final group of 44 youth leaders graduated from the Youth Lead program supported by the U.S. government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of the Republic of Zambia’s Ministry of Youth, Sport and Arts. The USAID Youth Lead program provided leadership…