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 […]

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 […]

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 Partnering Journey

Partnering Cycle

Every journey begins with one step and for one to get to their destination they need to be prepared to face whatever challenges or obstacles they may meet along the way. The same is true for the partnering journey because one cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel without that first step […]

How not to Reinvent the Wheel

How not to reinvent the Wheel

Learning from the International Partnering Landscape As the ZBIDF Hub sets out its plans for supporting cross-sector partnership action in the focus areas of manufacturing, tourism, extractives and agriculture, the Hub’s partnership brokers were particularly keen not to reinvent the wheel. Just as the concept of partnering in Zambia is not new, and there are existing […]

Clearing the Language Barriers

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The field of partnership development is significantly constrained by the lack of a shared vocabulary. Creating stronger understanding of the key terms of the debate – and strengthening the ability of people to act as interlocutors – will enhance opportunities, reduce misunderstandings and lead to more effective outcomes. Development practitioners see the world through the […]