United States Invests K6.2 Million to Empower Women and Youth Entrepreneurs

LUSAKA – Nearly 800 women and youth entrepreneurs have completed an innovative U.S. government-funded entrepreneurship project that supports women’s empowerment and inclusive economic development in Zambia. The one-year Kuku Project, implemented by the Women’s Entrepreneurship Access Center (WEAC) through a K6.2 million ($280,000) grant from the U.S. government, provided training to 769 early-stage entrepreneurs from ...
Read More»

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.  ...
Read More»

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

LUSAKA – The U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) and Women’s Entrepreneurship Access Center (WEAC), has today awarded nine women entrepreneurs a total of K4.5 million ($225,000) in seed funding to support women’s entrepreneurship and women’s economic empowerment.  Each of the winners received K500,000 ($25,00) from USADF following a competitive ...
Read More»

U.S. Embassy, WEAC Zambia Launch Expanded Training for Women Entrepreneurs

LUSAKA—The U.S. Embassy and Women’s Entrepreneurship Access Center (WEAC) Zambia have launched applications for phase two for the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) until Monday, August 31, 2020.  As part of the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity initiative, AWE’s goal is to empower women with the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to start ...
Read More»

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Harrington Visits Lusaka

LUSAKA – U.S. Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for African Affairs Matthew Harrington completed a three-day visit to Zambia on February 2-4, as part of a broader visit to Southern Africa.  During his visit, DAS Harrington and President Edgar Lungu shared a frank and candid discussion on the U.S.-Zambian relationship in which DAS ...
Read More»
Show More ∨