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 […]

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 […]

Maritime Safety Partnership

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The ZBIDF is building a maritime safety partnership to promote safe practice, policy enforcement and adherence on Zambia’s vast waterways. This partnership is motivated by the number of needless and fatal accidents that occur on the lakes and rivers in Zambia. Of note to mention is the unfortunate accident that claimed 25 lives of mostly […]