Results of the Presidential Elections in the Republic of Zambia

United States Director of Press Relations Office and Acting Spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau Statement Washington, D.C. August 15, 2016 Results of the Presidential Elections in the Republic of Zambia The United States welcomes the Zambian citizens’ democratic spirit which was characterized in voting on August 11th. We congratulate President-elect Edgar Lungu and call on all candidates to ... Read More»

Supporting Zambia’s Choice: By Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

By Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs In so many ways, the United States and Zambia are in this together: together in the fight to bring peace to Africa; together in the effort to lift tens of millions of Africans out of poverty; together in the push to end the ... Read More»

The National Democratic Institute Zambian Political Party Youth United Against Electoral Violence Workshop

The National Democratic Institute Zambian Political Party Youth United Against Electoral Violence Workshop  Lusaka, Zambia July 12, 2016 Remarks as delivered by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Dr. Michael Yates HONORIFICS Officials of the Government of the Republic of Zambia Secretary Generals and representatives of the political parties present Executive Directors and representatives from civil society Staff ... Read More»

Transcript of Ambassador Eric Schultz’s Press Briefing – July 1, 2016.

Transcript of Ambassador Eric Schultz’s Press Briefing July 1, 2016 Reporter: So far, how have you rated the process so far? Ambassador Schultz:  Well it’s been very interesting, very contentious obviously.  I think it reflects the fact that the last election was quite close and I think that both sides feel they have a good ... Read More»

U.S. Assistant Secretary Praises U.S.-Zambia Positive Relations, Urges Zambia to Maintain Democratic Reputation During Elections

June 28, 2016. LUSAKA, Zambia — United States Department of State Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield visited Zambia June 26 – 28, 2016. This was Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield’s second trip to Zambia and during this visit she met officials of the Government of the Republic of Zambia, opposition political party members, civil society ... Read More»

United States Urges Zambian Government to Enable The Post to Reopen

The timing of the closure of The Post Newspaper by the Zambian Revenue Authority, only weeks before important elections in Zambia, is of deep concern.  The closure of The Post is the loss of an independent voice during the campaign period and election cycle.  The United States Government urges the Government of the Republic of ... Read More»

Partnership on Illicit Finance Launch Event

LUSAKA —Members of the Partnership on Illicit Finance (PIF) met alongside the African Development Bank Annual Meetings in Lusaka, Zambia to publish national action plans to combat illicit finance, review member countries’ priorities for addressing illicit finance stemming from corruption and other criminal activities, and share experiences with countries interested in joining the Partnership.  African ... Read More»

Call for Proposals: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section Grants Program

Call for Proposals U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section Grants Program Deadline for Proposals is: June 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (Lusaka time). Late proposals will not be considered. Purpose of the program The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section Grants Program awards grants to Zambian non-profit and non-governmental organizations and independent media for projects that support ... Read More»

U.S. Government Supports BongoHive For a Six-Month Financing Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs

LUSAKA — United States Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz today launched a six-month financing bootcamp for Zambian entrepreneurs beginning May 9 and running through October 2016. In partnership with Zambian innovation hub BongoHive, the U.S. government will bring American business experts to Zambia to hold workshop sessions at BongoHive and at the U.S. Embassy. The ... Read More»

Ambassador Schultz Congratulates 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows

LUSAKA —The Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia is pleased to announce that 41 Zambian young leaders have been selected to participate in the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in the United States. The U.S. Young African Leaders Initiative is a demonstration of the U.S. commitment to ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and WECREATE Host Fourth Economic Discussion on Power

LUSAKA, Zambia — In coordination with Women’s Entrepreneurial Centers of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment in Zambia (WECREATE Zambia), the Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia was pleased to hold our fourth panel discussion on Zambia’s economy, with this session focusing on Zambia’s power/energy sector. The ... Read More»

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Visits Zambia, Urges Free, Fair Elections

Lusaka – United States Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southern African Affairs Todd Haskell visited Zambia April 5 to 10, 2016. This was Deputy Assistant Secretary Haskell’s first trip to Zambia and he met with officials of the Government of the Republic of Zambia, civil society leaders, economic experts, political party members, health ... Read More»

United States Donates Protective Equipment to Zambian Peacekeeping Troops

April 15, 2016. LUSAKA, Zambia – The Embassy of the United States to the Republic of Zambia welcomed a delegation from the Zambian Army for an official handover of protective equipment for the Zambian Peacekeeping Battalion, or ZAMBAT 2. The U.S. Government, through the Global Peace Operations Initiative, or GPOI, trained and equipped both ZAMBAT ... Read More»

Transcript of Ambassador Schultz and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Haskell

Press Avail April 6, 2016 REPORTER: The Ambassador talked about that this is an election year. What do we expect from the American Government in terms of their actual support to us holding free and fair elections? DAS HASKELL: I mean, everywhere, the United States supports democratic governance and I think one point our Assistant ... Read More»

2015 U.S. Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Zambia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on April 13, 2016 released the 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The country-specific Human Rights Reports are documents the U.S. Congress, by law, requires the State Department to prepare annually and make public. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth ... Read More»

Fourth Economic Panel Discussion on Power Sector

Points Raised by U.S. Ambassador Eric Schultz  Fourth Economic Panel Discussion on Power Sector April 6, 2016 Thank moderator and WECREATE — United States is a proud sponsor. Fourth panel; purpose is to discuss way forward for Zambian economy. Power is a critical sector. Electricity is the lifeblood of a modern economy. Mining, agriculture, tourism, ... Read More»

U.S. Global Coordinator For President’s Malaria Initiative Visits Zambia

March 10, 2016 Lusaka – Retired Rear Admiral Ziemer, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Coordinator was in Zambia on a three day visit February 24 to 26, 2016. Admiral Ziemer held meetings with Zambian health officials in malaria control, and participated in the third President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) technical training that attracted about 150 ... Read More»

Small Grants Program for Regional ESTH Projects

The United States Embassy through the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) Office is calling for small grants applications. Purpose of Grant: The Small Grant program for regional Environment, Science, Technology and Health (ESTH) was established to provide funding for eligible applicants for projects that address environmental and public health issues ... Read More»

Opportunities through Wildlife Protection

by United States Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz Zambia is experiencing difficult economic times at the moment and yet to my mind the country’s long-term economic potential remains strong. One area that I have long argued has great promise is tourism, which can be an important source of employment, economic growth, and foreign exchange. Now, ... Read More»

Fulbright Foreign Student Program

The Fulbright Program brings citizens of other countries to the United States for Master’s degree or Ph.D. study at U.S. universities. The program has brought some of the world’s finest minds to U.S. campuses and offers program participants’ insight into U.S. society and values. More than 1,800 new Foreign Fulbright Fellows enter U.S. academic programs ... Read More»

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

Applications deadline: April 29, 2016. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides ten (10) months of non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States.  Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or the private sector.  Approximately 200 Fellowships are ... Read More»

2017 Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program

Are you a teacher and interested in participating in an exchange program in the United States? The U.S. Embassy in Zambia is pleased to announce the 2017 Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) for secondary school teachers of English, math, science, and social studies. TEA provides teachers with a six-week professional development program at a ... Read More»

2016 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AIEF)

Calling all alumni and current U.S. exchange participants! This is an opportunity for alumni and current participants of a U.S. government-sponsored exchange program. The Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) is accepting proposals starting February 9; submit your alumni teams’ proposal at https://alumni.state.gov/aeif . Your team can receive up to US$25,000 to implement a public service project. ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and WECREATE Host Third Economic Panel Discussion

LUSAKA, Zambia — In coordination with Women’s Entrepreneurial Centers of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment in Zambia (WECREATE Zambia), the Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia was pleased to hold our third panel discussion on Zambia’s economy, with this session focusing on the financial sector. The ... Read More»

Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AIEF)

Application period: February 9 – March 9, 2016 Calling all #USZamExchanges alumni and current U.S. exchange participants! This is an opportunity for alumni and current participants of a U.S. government-sponsored exchange program. The Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) is accepting proposals starting February 9; submit your alumni teams’ proposal at https://alumni.state.gov/aeif . Your team can receive ... Read More»

New Year’s Greetings

Joint Statement By United States Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz German Ambassador to Zambia Bernd Finke Acting British High Commissioner to Zambia Lucy Joyce On behalf of our governments, we would like to wish the citizens of Zambia a prosperous, peaceful 2016. Zambia has proven itself throughout the years to be a shining example of ... Read More»

U.S. Government, Ministry of Health, and Columbia University Launch New Health Survey

Ndola — The U.S. Government, Zambian Ministry of Health, and U.S.-based Columbia University launched a groundbreaking survey:  the Zambia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (ZAMPHIA) on November 27, 2015 at the Levy Mwanawasa stadium.  The ZAMPHIA survey is a nationally representative, population-based HIV impact assessment that will commence in mid-December and is expected to run for ... Read More»

U.S. Project Delivers National Database to Coordinate OVC Health Services

LUSAKA — On November 25, 2015, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) officially handed over the Zambia Orphans and Vulnerable Children Management Information System (ZOMIS) database to the Ministry of Community Development. The ZOMIS database, developed by the USAID Data Rising Project with support from the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy-WECREATE Host Second Economic Panel Discussion

Lusaka, Zambia—In coordination with the Women’s Entrepreneurial Centers of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment (WECREATE), the Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia is proud to announce the Second Economic Panel Discussion focused on the agricultural sector.  The discussion is part of a series of economic panel ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Schultz and U.S. Wildlife Expert: We Must Act

Lusaka, Zambia—The Embassy of the United States to the Republic of Zambia invites Zambians to a discussion with Ambassador Eric Schultz and Michelle Gadd, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) Program Officer for African Elephant and Rhino Programs, on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 10:00 to 11:00. The illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and WECREATE Zambia Center Host 2015 Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit

Lusaka – On November 19, 2015, the Embassy of the United States of America and the WECREATE Zambia Center hosted the first-ever Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit (ZES) with the theme, “Accessing Good Ideas, Accessing Financing.”  The ZES, free of charge for all participants, was a venue for investors, lenders, and empowerment groups to meet with some ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts Blume Distillation LLC

Lusaka – On November 20, 2015, the Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia was pleased to host a visiting delegation of Blume Distillation LLC.  The U.S.-based company showcased the design and development of world-class, turnkey bio-refinery and distillation systems to produce bioethanol from a diverse range of agricultural by-products. ... Read More»
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