Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Graduation

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires a.i. David Young At the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Graduation Thursday, June 10, 2021 (as prepared for virtual delivery) Good morning.  My name is David Young, the Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy.  I am so pleased to join you this morning to hear about your experiences in the …

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Launch of Zambia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment 2021 Survey Ministry of Health

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young Launch of Zambia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment 2021 Survey Ministry of Health, Lusaka, Zambia May 20, 2021  (as prepared for delivery) Dr. Kennedy Malama, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health Dr. Robert Sheneberger, University of Maryland Country Director Dr. Connie Osbourne, National AIDS Council Director Distinguished guests  …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief 2021 Country Operational Plan Joint Press Conference

Lusaka, Zambia May 18, 2021 (as prepared for delivery) Dr. Kennedy Malama, Permanent Secretary for Technical Services, Ministry of Health U.S. and Zambian government colleagues Members of the press Ladies and gentlemen All other protocols observed Today, we are gathered to highlight the accomplishments of the U.S.-Zambia health partnership as we build even greater momentum …

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World Press Freedom Day: Protect Our Cherished Media Freedoms

 World Press Freedom Day: Protect Our Cherished Media Freedoms by David Young, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i, U.S. Embassy World Press Freedom Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the importance of a free press and the critical role it plays in undergirding democracies and informing the public about the issues of the day. Having worked as …

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USAID Transforming Teacher Education in Zambia Project Launch

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires a.i. David Young USAID Transforming Teacher Education in Zambia Project Launch Friday, April 9, 2021  (Remarks as prepared) Ministry of General Education – Permanent Secretary-Technical Services Dr. Jobbicks Kalumba Ministry of Higher Education – Permanent Secretary Ms. Kayula Siame University of Zambia – Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr. Tamala Kambikambi University of …

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Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young at the Let’s Read Materials Handover

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young Let’s Read Materials Handover Mulungushi Center, Lusaka December 15, 2020 (as prepared for delivery)  Honorable Minister of General Education Dr. Dennis Wanchinga, Permanent Secretary for Technical Services Dr. Jobbicks Kalumba, Permanent Secretary for Administration Dr. Jabbin Mulwanda, Ladies and Gentlemen, All protocols observed. I am delighted …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young: Human Rights Day

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. David Young Human Rights Day U.S. Embassy Lusaka December 10, 2020 (as prepared for delivery) Today, December 10, is Human Rights Day, which is observed all around the world.  Today we celebrate the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is the foundational document that states that all …

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Launch of the Second Phase of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires a.i. David Young Launch of the Second Phase of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Lusaka, Zambia December 2, 2020 Good morning.  I am so pleased to join you this morning to welcome you to the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs or AWE.  On behalf of the U.S. Embassy, I wish …

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Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young: World AIDS Day 2020

“Good morning.  It is a pleasure to join the Zambian government, UNAIDS, National AIDS Council, and others in the recognition of World AIDS Day 2020.  The Zambian government’s leadership continues to impress us all by maintaining focus on the goal of HIV epidemic despite the challenges we all face from the COVID-19 pandemic. This year …

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Gender-Based Violence:  16 Days of Activism Against GBV National Launch

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young 16 Days of Activism Against GBV National Launch Freedom Statue, Lusaka, Zambia November 25, 2020 (as prepared for delivery) His Excellency President of the Republic of Zambia, Dr. Edgar Changwa Lungu Honorable Elizabeth Phiri, Minister of Gender Ms. Coumba Mar Gardio, UN Resident Coordinator Ladies and …

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U.S. Invests K4.5 million in Women-Owned Businesses, Launches Second Phase of Women Entrepreneurship Training

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young Presentation of the Second Phase of Academy for Women Entrepreneurs and Announcement of Seed Funding Winners Women’s Entrepreneurship Access Center, Lusaka, Zambia October 29, 2020 (as prepared for delivery) Good morning.  Thanks to WEAC Executive Director Nambula Kachumi and the WEAC team for hosting us today.  …

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Virtual World Polio Day Commemoration

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young Virtual World Polio Day Commemoration Lusaka, Zambia October 23, 2020 (as prepared for delivery) Dr. Kennedy Malama, Permanent Secretary for Technical Services, Ministry of Health Dr. Nathan Bakyaita, World Health Organization Country Representative Ms. Noala Skinner, UNICEF Country Representative Ms. Lucie Kasanga, District Governor, Rotary Club International …

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United States Supports Democratic Elections in Zambia

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young Democracy Strengthening in Zambia Project Launch Neelkanth Sarovar Premiere Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia October 20, 2020  (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Given Lubinda, Minister of Justice Honorable Justice Esau Chulu, Chair, Electoral Commission of Zambia Mr. Lionel Laurens, Resident Representative, United Nations Development Program His Excellency Jacek …

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Celebrating the USAID Development Objective Grant Agreement

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young Celebrating the USAID Development Objective Grant Agreement State House, Lusaka, Zambia October 14, 2020  (as prepared for delivery) Your Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zambia, Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu Honorable Dr. Bwalya Ng’andu, Minister of Finance Honorable Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Minister of Health Honorable Dr. …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young During the Virtual Graduation Ceremony for the USAID STOP GBV Activity’s Coaching Boys into Men Program

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young Virtual Graduation Ceremony for the USAID STOP GBV Activity’s Coaching Boys into Men Program October 5, 2020 (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Emmanuel Mulenga, Minister of Youth, Sport, and Child Development, Joseph Kapambwe, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth, Sport, and Child Development Coaching Boys Into Men Coaches and …

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Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young During the Virtual Handover of Diagnostic Equipment for Viral Outbreak Detection

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young Virtual Handover of Diagnostic Equipment for Viral Outbreak Detection Ministry of Health, Lusaka, Zambia October 2, 2020  (as prepared for delivery) Hon. Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health Ladies and Gentlemen All other protocols observed. Good morning.  The U.S. government welcomes another opportunity …

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PEPFAR Small Grants Ceremony and Workshop

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young PEPFAR Small Grants Ceremony and Workshop U.S. Embassy, Lusaka, Zambia September 9, 2020  (as prepared for delivery)  Dr. Connie Osbourne, National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council, Director General Ladies and gentlemen All other protocols observed.   Good morning.  I welcome you to the U.S. Embassy’s awards ceremony for the U.S. President’s Emergency …

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Dissemination of the SARS-CoV-2 Prevalence Study Preliminary Results

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young Dissemination of the SARS-CoV-2 Prevalence Study Preliminary Results Ministry of Health, Ndeke House, Lusaka, Zambia September 8, 2020 (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Technical Services, Dr. Kennedy Malama Professor Victor Mukonka, Director of the Zambia National …

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Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young during the Handover of COVID Medical Supplies

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young Handover of COVID Medical Supplies Lusaka Provincial Health Office, Lusaka, Zambia September 3, 2020 (as prepared for delivery) Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Technical Services, Dr. Kennedy Malama Provincial Health Director, Lusaka, Dr. Consity Mwale Ladies and gentlemen All other protocols …

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Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David on the Occasion of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Graduation J. Young

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David J. Young Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Graduation Lusaka, Zambia July 16, 2020 (as prepared for delivery) Good afternoon.  My name is David Young, the Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy.  I am so pleased to join you this afternoon to hear about your experiences in the Academy for Women …

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The Chargé’s Goodwill Message for Former President Kenneth Kaunda’s 96th Birthday

The Chargé’s Goodwill Message for Former President Kenneth Kaunda’s 96th Birthday April 28, 2020 Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation On behalf of the United States of America and the U.S. Embassy, it is my honor to wish His Excellency Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, the First President of the Republic of Zambia and Founding Father of the Nation, …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. David Young at Zambia’s Commemoration of International Women’s Day

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Young during the Government of the Republic of Zambia’s Commemoration of International Women’s Day Monday, March 9, 2020 Showgrounds, Lusaka Good morning! On behalf of the U.S. government, it is my pleasure and honor to join you in celebration of International Women’s Day under this year’s theme, “I …

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Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim David J. Young

David J. Young began his assignment as Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at the U.S. Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia on March 2, 2020. He returns to Zambia, where he served as Deputy Chief of Mission from 2013-2016, after an assignment as Deputy Chief of Mission in Pretoria, South Africa. Prior to his time in South Africa, Mr. …

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