On May 5th, as the Official Partner, the Zambia Green Jobs Programme was joined by second time sponsors First National Bank Zambia (FNB), Zambia Property Owners Association (ZAPOA) and Knight Frank in kicking off the 216 edition of the Zambia International Property (ZIP) Expo. This high-profile event took place from May 5th until 7th at the Mulungushi Conference Centre in Lusaka, organized by SmartHomes International, Jannou New York and R!evolution Media.
At the end of 2015, the ZGJP has supported the creation of 2,660 jobs, as well as the quality improvement of 2,018 green and decent jobs existing in micro, small and mediusmsized enterprises. In addition, the programme has benefitted more than 6 667 enterprises, workers and their representatives. As a result, 2,554 households have reported an increased income. To find out more about these results and how they were achieved, please download our 2015 annual report here.
As part of a strategy for increasing social security registration in the construction sector, the Zambia Green Jobs Programme (ZGJP) in collaboration with the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA), Workers Compensation Fund Control Board (WCFCB) and Sawmilling Employers' Associations have launched a second round of mobile office operations among members of the Copperbelt Sawmillers and Timber Growers Association. The mobile registrations took place from 4th to 8th April 2016.
The second launch of the Zambia Green Jobs Programme (ZGJP) and Lafarge Zambia sustainable and affordable Housing project "Building Greener Cities" took place on March 30 in Lusaka. The launch unveiled two new green demonstration homes and marked the continuation of a successful partnership on affordable housing and job creation through linkages with micro, small and medium enterprises.
Together with more than 50 participants representing ILO staff in field offices and HQ with engagement in ILO Green Jobs work, representatives of the Zambia Green Jobs Programme (ZGJP) travelled to South Africa to participate in the 5th edition of the Global ILO Green Jobs Workshop which took place from 8th until 11th March at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town.
Local MSMEs urged to lead real estate boom at Zambia International Property Expo 2016 media breakfast.
Leading members of the residential and commercial real estate community gathered to meet with construction and investment stakeholders of the Zambia International Property Expo 2016 on March 2 at the Protea Hotel Towers in Lusaka. As the Official Partner, the Zambia Green Jobs Programme was joined by second time sponsors First National Bank Zambia (FNB), Zambia Property Owners Association (ZAPOA) and Knight Frank in introducing the 2016 edition of the Zambia International Property (ZIP) Expo to members of the press. The Zip Expo is organized by SmartHomes International, Jannou New York and R!evolution Media.
February 24, 2016, MISCHEK WANGW. THE Zambia National Association of Sawmillers says economic potential of the wood processing sector has continued to be undermined by the lack of access to finance from banks. In a statement, association president William Bwalya stated that access to finance was the single greatest concern of small-scale enterprises, including sawmillers, in Zambia.
2nd Annual Joint Planning Workshop sets the course towards a sustainable year with sustainable results
Following last year's success, the second Zambia Green Jobs Programme joint planning workshop kicked off on February 9 in Siavonga and concluded on February 12, with final work plans for each of its composite eight technical assistance projects. More than 30 participants from the UN system, public and private sector and academia gathered at the Lake Kariba Inn to create plans and activities for 2016.
Lusaka - A stakeholder's symposium on extension of social security to the informal economy was held in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security from 15th to 16th December 2015 at the Mika Convention Centre in Lusaka.
As a productive year comes to an end, we would like to extend our best wishes for a happy holiday season and our sincere thanks for your loyalty and goodwill throughout the year.
Situated in south-central Africa and bordering eight countries, peaceful and stable Zambia is approximately three times the size of the UK. Endowed with natural resources such as copper and hydropower, it ranks among the top 10 fastest growing economies in Africa.
Training workshop conducted for NAPSA and WCFCB inspectors on strategies for extension of social protection to the construction sector
Following the first phase of social protection registration campaigns jointly conducted by National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) and Workers Compensation Fund Control Board (WCFCB) in partnership with construction sector employers' and workers' associations, a training workshop for NAPSA and WCFCB inspectors was conducted by the Zambia Green Jobs Programme in collaboration with the two social security institutions.
Participants of ILO-led Tripartite+ roundtable call for national dialogue on multinational enterprise engagement in Zambia
During a two-day Stakeholder Dialogue on Multinational Enterprises' (MNE) activities in Zambia, the tripartite participants agreed on the need for an integrated framework for MNE activities. Emphasis was put on increased transparency, dialogue and partnerships between MNEs and Government as key to maximising the positive impact MNEs have in Zambia.
From 28th of September until 1st October, the ZGJP took its Steering Committee on a field visit to a selected few of the programme project sites in the North Western and Copperbelt Provinces.
2nd October 2015. More than 2, 500 jobs have been created in the last 24 months under the Zambia Green Jobs Project. Zambia Green Jobs Project is a private sector development program aimed at promoting sustainable enterprise, job creation, protecting people and preserving quality of environment as it involves use of local products.
September 08, 2015, Workers' Compensation Corner with MAYBIN NKHOLOMBA. Last week, we discussed extension of coverage to informal sector workers with particular reference to the partnership between the Workers' Compensation Fund Control Board (WCFCB) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The article did not bring out detail on the partnership which we feel obliged to disclose in today's article. Readers may wish to learn that we recognise the challenges that come with facilitating more broad -based wealth creation and job creation, and as such efforts being made to identify private sector development as a strategic means to boost employment, are welcome.
Lusaka: The Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) is about to conclude the development of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Guidelines for the building and construction industry. For this reason it is convening all involved stakeholders for a validation workshop to take place on 15 September at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Lusaka. The EIA guidelines have been initiated in partnership with the ILO-led UN Zambia Green Jobs Programme (ZGJP) as part of the objective to integrate environmental concerns in economic development to foster a sustainable development and job creation.
Workers’ Compensation Corner with MAYBIN NKHOLOMBA
FOLLOWING the successful signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Workers’ Compensation Fund Control Board (WCFCB) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for the purpose of extending social security coverage to workers in the informal construction sector, sensitisation meetings have been held so far with saw millers based on the Copperbelt.
Zambia Green Jobs Programme shares experiences and best practices on green entrepreneurship and market development for green growth at the Sustainable Enterprise Academy
Green business practices are one of the central topics of the Sustainable Enterprise Academy currently taking place at the New Government Complex in Lusaka. The five day event has brought together government officials, UN representatives, development partners, ILO tripartite partners, academia, civil society and the media from more than 14 countries to discuss and share ideas on the latest developments related to sustainable business development. The academy is jointly organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Training Centre of the ILO in collaboration with its tripartite constituents
ILO Helps Boost Transition to Green Economy - UN Alliance on Climate Education, Training and Public Awareness
The International Labor Organization (ILO) has joined the UN Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public Awareness to further accelerate the ongoing transition of the global workforce toward a low-carbon and resilient economy.
Lusaka, 11th August 2015. A joint mobile registration campaign to extend social security coverage to workers in the construction sector is currently being carried out by the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) and the Worker’s Compensation Fund Control Board (WCFCB) with the financial and technical support of the ILO-led Zambia Green Jobs Programme (ZGJP).