Our Team

The ZBIDF is managed by a small team of expertly trained partnership brokers with vast and diverse experience. Partnership Brokers act as managers of the partnering process by helping to initiate, develop, maintain, review, revise and support multi-stakeholder collaboration through a deep knowledge and understanding of what it takes to collaborate effectively. Skilled brokering can make all the difference to the effectiveness of complex networks, nontraditional alliances and consortia as well as partnerships.

Partnership Brokers Association

Ernest A Muwamba

Ernest A Muwamba

Managing Consultant

As Managing Consultant, Ernest is charged with managing the ZBIDF operations and business development. The current focus is on supporting and controlling the development of partnerships in three sectors namely manufacturing, agriculture and extractive. Ernest is also responsible for developing a conducive partnering culture in Zambia through various ways among which include;

  • Facilitating partnership training, and the exchange of knowledge and experience
  • Raising awareness and building motivation around the role of business in development and the potential of partnership to achieve business and development goals
  • Creating opportunities for dialogue and partnership co-creation, including innovation spaces and matchmaking services

Choongo Chibawe


As an Agriculture Sector Broker, Choongo plays a leading role in the development of the Agriculture Sector partnership interventions including the development of partnership agreements, secure partner roles and resources, support partnership management and monitor and measure effective delivery of the partnerships.

Agriculture Sector Partnerships


Shupi Mweene

Consultant- Skills Development

As a Manufacturing Sector Broker, Shupi is deepening the partnership between the Zambia Association of Manufacturers and the Technical Education Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority. Her focus is to broker partnerships between specific TEVET institutions and members of ZAM and other interested organisation to enhance the capacity of TEVET institutions to deliver employable graduates through direct participation of manufacturers in designing course materials, provision of opportunity for TEVET faculties to acquire relevant industry experience, investment in teaching aids in TEVET institutions and provision of opportunities for industry attachment for TEVET students in relation to the needs of the manufacturing sector.

Manufacturing Sector Partnerships