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Men Promoting Women’s Empowerment

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It is important to talk about how men are and can be involved in promoting gender rights and equity for women and girls. In this episode, we speak to Mr. Golden Nachibinga, the Head of Programs for the Zambia National Women’s Lobby. Golden speaks about why men need to join the conversation on championing women’s empowerment in Zambia.

Zambian Voices with Professor Victor Mukonka

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A special edition of Zambian Voices on Covid-19.
Learn how the Zambian and U.S. governments are working together to tackle #COVID19.

Zambian Voices with Nambula Kachumi

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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young speaks with Nambula Kachumi, Executive Director of the Women’s Access Entrepreneurship Center (WEAC) Zambia. WEAC advances gender equality for Zambian women in entrepreneurship. 

Zambian Change Makers with B’Flow

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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young speaks with Brian “B Flow” Bwembya about his career as an artist and activist. Watch Brian's video on the prevention of Covid-19.
https://youtu.be/RbwKT_SXhQQ
#ZPAC19

U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self Help Small Grants Program

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The U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help program (SSH) provides small-scale assistance directly to Zambian community-based organizations as part of an ongoing commitment by the U.S. government to support Zambian-driven development activities at the local level. This program is highly competitive. We seek to support projects that demonstrate a high likelihood of success through their application.

Listen and apply now!

Disregard the visa waiver speculations for Zambia

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U.S. Embassy Vice Consul Jasmin Cho was on ZNBC's Radio 2 to dispel online reports suggesting Zambia is included on the list of countries whose citizens can travel to the United States without a visa.  Speaking during a breakfast show, Jasmin said people must disregard the visa waiver speculations for Zambia as untrue.  The vice consul said any information regarding the U.S. government Visa Waiver Program would ordinarily come through official channels from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of State, who administer and decide which countries qualify for the program.  Jasmin also used the platform to explain the visa application process, urging applicants to apply early for their visas.  She also warned applicants against applying and paying through fraudulent websites as the U.S. Embassy was the only official portal for visa applications. 

Special thanks to presenter Golden Mukelabai.

We can end TB in Zambia by 2030

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Did you know Zambia has one highest rates of tuberculosis in the world? With an estimated 40,000 new cases each year, Zambia is one of the top 30 countries in the world with the highest TB and TB/HIV burdens.

We sat down with Dr. Patrick Lungu, from Ministry of Health and Dr. Kasese-Chanda from USAID to talk about how the U.S and Zambian governments are working together on trying to end Tuberculosis in Zambia by 2030.

 

U.S. Wildlife Protection Efforts in Zambia

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U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Daniel L. Foote and Conservation Service Program Director, Billy Lombe discuss ways in which the United States is partnering with the Zambian government and other stakeholders to protect Wildlife. #YALI4Wildlife

South Luangwa National Park Forest Fire Management

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Garret Olsen, Dr. Catherine Lwando Tembo, and Dennis Fiore provide the background that led to the development of the fire management plan for South Luangwa National Park with financial support from USAID and technical support from the USFS. They discuss the support that had been provided by USAID in wildland fire management to Zambia, the fire mgt curriculum that has been produced with collaboration from tertiary institutions, and why it is important to develop a fire management plan for a protected area forest reserve or national park.

U.S. - India Joint Efforts for a More Peaceful Africa

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The Governments of the United States and India collaborated on military medical training to build the capacity of Zambian military personnel who are preparing to deploy on peacekeeping operations.  The collaboration between the United States and India marks an important step in the growing peacekeeping relationship between the two countries and in providing critical training to the Zambian defense forces. The United States is proud to support Zambia as it plays a significant role in UN peacekeeping operations today, with more than 1,100 Zambian Defense Force troops and police deployed to six different peacekeeping missions.  Under the U.S. Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI), a team of U.S. Department of Defense trainers partnered with two trainers from the Indian Army Medical Corps to prepare personnel from a Zambian Battalion for deployment to the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). 

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