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ZBiDF Concludes Signing of Three More Partnerships


The Zambia Business in Development Facility (ZBiDF) finally concluded the signing of three partnerships that were awaiting clearance from the Ministry of Justice. The Signing Ceremony took place on 13th July, 2016 at Cabinet Office and was officiated by the Secretary to Cabinet Dr. Roland Msiska. The partnerships are part of the Industrialisation and Job […]

ZBiDF and Partners Host CSR Week

The Zambia Business in Development Facility (ZBiDF) working with the Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) and the CSR Training Institute held a series of events dubbed “ ZACCI Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Week”  in the first week of June i.e. from 6th-10th June 2016. The events were primarily aimed at promoting the development […]

Launch of the Industrialisation and Job Creation Strategy Partnerships

The Zambia Business in Development was contracted by the Zambian government i.e the Private Sector Development, Job Creation and Industrialisation Office (PSDJCIO) under Cabinet Office to work with the private sector in creating 5,000 jobs for the Zambian people through partnering with government, donors and civil society, the project was dubbed Industrialization and Job Creation […]

ZBiDF and Corporate Partners Host Business Call to Action


The Zambia Business in Development Facility (ZBiDF) working with the Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) and the United Nations Development Programme (Business Call to Action BCtA) held an Inclusive Business Breakfast meeting on 15th April, 2016 in Lusaka. The aim of the meeting was to bring together business and government leaders to discuss […]

ZBiDF Facilitates Signing of another MoU


27th May, 2016 was a momentous day for the Zambia Business in Development Facility (ZBiDF) Team as they facilitated the signing of yet another Memorandum of Understanding amongst three key business associations in Solwezi of North Western Province, Zambia. The North Western Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NWCCI), Musele Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) […]

Business Call to Action (BCTA)

In 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. The SDGs define global priorities and aspirations for 2030 providing a shared vision for governments, the private sector and the civil […]

Developing Effective Partnering in the Cassava Value Chain

The Zambia Business in Development Facility (ZBiDF), a partnership brokering facility amongst other competences, is currently facilitating the development of an end to end partnership in the cassava value chain called the Cassava to Starch Products Value Chain Partnership. The partnership is being facilitated as part of the scope of work under a contract between […]

ZBiDF Scopes Chingola and Chililabombwe


The ZBiDF team conducted a scoping and mapping exercise in Chingola and Chililabombwe of the Copperbelt Province of Zambia from the 15th to the 19th of February 2016. The scoping mission was to see the opportunities that are available in the mining community as the people living around these towns largely if not entirely depend […]

The Cassava into Starch Partnership


The cassava tuber which hasn’t been used for anything other than food is now considered as a very versatile product which can be used commercially and/or pharmaceuticals. The Cassava into Starch partnership was developed when the mines were sourcing for local starch to be used in the processing of minerals (they had initially been importing […]