Zambia

AJEC

Address: c/o Katonia Tusage, 1369 Kimbane Ave. , Box 10558, Chingola, Zambia
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Contact: Willy Shimba Ngoy
Type of Organization: National / Local / Rural
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

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Purpose:

To encourage young people in Christian leadership; to promote gender awareness; to enhance human rights; to promote peace and justice; to encourage Christian witness and discipleship.

Illustrative Project:

Training about leadership (50 training courses carried out). Gender awareness activities. Human rights campaign. Community development.

Africa Youth International - Zambia

Address: P.B. 40547, Mufulira, Zambia
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Contact: Andrew S. Mulenga
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1986
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To create employment for young people; to offer skills training and development; to organize youth exchange programmes; to develop social and cultural activities. 23006 members.

Illustrative Project:

Skills training and developing training groups; assisting groups to establish their own income generating projects; competitions on national level on social, economic, cultural and professional levels; establishment of fish farming projects; reforestation, planting woodlands.

African Regional Council for Mental Health

Address: P.O. Box 50209, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 282 880 / 224 415
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Contact: Isaac Mwendapole
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Membership dues / Foreign donors
Affiliations: World Federation for Mental Health

Action Areas:

Purpose: 

Strive to prevent mental and emotional disorders in Africa. Promote mental health, proper treatment and care of those with disorders.

Illustrative Project:

Facilitation the establishment of mental health consumer; user movement in the region to enhance human rights for those diagnosed mentally ill; promotion of  psychosocial rehabilitation programmes in various African countries.

Christian Children's Fund - Zambia

Address: P.O. Box 32682, Lusaka, Zambia
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Type of Organization: National
Members: Men / Women / Youth
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International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Microcredit Summit

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Protect children's rights.

Illustrative Project:

Feed, educate, house and protect AIDS orphans. Find alternative families to take care of orphans.

Christian Council of Zambia

Address: P.O. Box 30315, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 22 95 55
Fax: 260 22 43 08
Email: ccz@zamnet.zm
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Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1914
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: All Africa Conference of Churches

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To encourage growth of the Christian religion; to work for the extension of the Kingdom of God through effective propagation of the Gospel among all people of Zambia, and to engage in activities conducive to the attainment of these objectives.

Illustrative Project:

Democracy/Voter Education - The Council encourages voters to exercise their rights to choose a government of their choice without fear or coersion. The Council is engaged in civic and voter education. The Council also speaks on behalf of its members, voicing their concerns for or against the government.

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Secretariat

Address: Ben Bella Road, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 22 97 25 / 22 97 32 / 22 97 26
Fax: 260 1 22 51 07
Email: comesa3@zamnet.zm
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Contact: E.J. Mwencha
Type of Organization: Regional / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1981
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja
Source of Annual Budget: Memebership fees
Affiliations: African Union

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Broadly, the aims of COMESA are to promote regional integration through trade development. The objectives are met through carrying out programmes in the development of industry, energy, environment, transport, communications, macro-economic harmonization, agriculture, peace and security, good government and capacity building.

Illustrative Project:

COMESA Trade Information Network: This is a capacity building activity which has been on-going for the past 10 years. TINET contains four databases designed to provide answers to business needs in identifying market size and volume of import and exports for over 6,000 products traded within the region, by country value and direction of trade; a list of over 5,000 importers, exporters, manufacturers with contact information, by product, country and type of activity; the preferential tariff rates applicable for all products traded under COMESA arrangement; country profiles showing basic economic indicators of each major trade flows, investment opportunities, useful contacts, etc.

Enviro Green Association of Zambia

Address: P.O. Box 50239, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 23 33 45
Fax: 260 1 23 33 45
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Contact: Mercy Siame
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
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Action Areas:

Purpose:

To raise awareness of society on environmental issues; to empower women so that they are able to plant trees and to use them to be economically sustainable also to adopt schools, churches, neglected parks and greening them.

Illustrative Project:

Talking to groups of women, especially charcoal burner's wives.

Environment Conservation Assocation of Zambia

Address: P.O. Box 30395, Lusaka, 10101, Zambia
Phone: 260 22 27 97 / 22 32 22
Fax: 260 22 27 36
Email: ecaz@theoffice.net
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Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
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Action Areas:

Purpose:

Create awareness on the link between environment and development.

Illustrative Project:

Dissemination of information; AIDS prevention.

Family Life Movement of Zambia

Address: Design House 3rd Floor, P.O. Box 37644, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 29 03 58 / 29 33 17
Fax: 260 1 22 18 98
Email: flmz@zamnet
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Contact: L. Tafira
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1981
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Tonga
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: International Federation for Family Life Promotion

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To work for a healthy and happy family life through offering family life education for adolescents, youth and parents / guardians, as well as family planning information and services.

Illustrative Project:

On-going group training sessions at grassroots level with integrated educational programmes which include the general principles of primary health care, family life education, the law of inheritance, and communication in the family. This helps family members identify barriers in their communication avenues and to work towards eradicating these barriers (which include negative traditional beliefs and practices) and to open up an intimate dialogue in view of teaching about HIV/AIDS.

Foundation for Sustainable Development

Address: P.O. Box 37268, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 23 79 01 / 23 79 02
Fax: 260 1 23 79 04
Email: fosud@zamtel.zm
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Contact: Chilufya Bernadette Mwaba
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
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Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promotion of sustainable development - hence emphasis on poverty eradication and environmental protection and awareness. Our projects are based in rural areas and therefore sustainable agricultural development as basis for sustainable human development is critical to all our approaches. Agriculture is the source of livelihood for most people, and therefore its proper harnessing is critical to ensure both food and income security at household level. But this should be done without destroying the resources that future generations will need for their needs.

Illustrative Project:

Through credit and micro-finance, rural women have started savings towards their own-input requirements as well as for income security. As an indigenous NGO with no external funding, our operations are hampered by shortage of funding. Nevertheless, we are currently the only NGO which is not sponsored but with a strong savings plan for participants in Zambia.

HODI

Address: P.O. Box 36548, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 29 04 55
Fax: 260 29 23 76
Email: hodi@zamnet.zm
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Contact: Edward Mwangamba
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
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International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Participatory Landuse Management

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Providing socio-economic support to community based organizations in rural areas to enable them to attain household food security. HODI aims to provide logistical, technical, and financial support to enable programme implantation.

Illustrative Project:

Namwala Cattle Project: Farmers have been assisted in organizing cattle clubs for spraying livestock against ticks. Farmers selected by communities have been trained as para-vets. Each cattle club runs a revolving fund to access drugs and extension services. The project has encouraged two local traders to stock veterinary drugs. The farmers are now diversifying to other areas of socio-economic projects.

Heifer Project International - Zambia

Address: P.O. Box 38237, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 293 285
Fax: 260 1 293 286
Email: hpi@zamnet.zm
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Contact: Kwacha Chisiza
Type of Organization: International / Local / Community
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1944
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Bemba / Tonga
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Heifer Project International

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Assist small-scale farmers to improve their nutrition, income and environment by providing livestock training and related assistance.

Illustrative Project:

Chanikila goats project - Serenje District is an example. Members' nutrition and income levels have improved after getting the goats and training from Heifer Project International.

Human Settlements of Zambia

Address: P.O. Box 50141, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 25 48 81 / 25 32 76 / 25 27 37
Fax: 260 1 25 32 76
Email: huza@zamnet.zm
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Contact: Jere Harrington
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1982
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Bemba / Nyanja / Tonga
Source of Annual Budget: Grants / Earned income / Foreign donors
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Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote self-help and self-reliance in the field of human settlements, social and economic development.

Illustrative Project:

In Ngombe area, we have carried out a successful women's loans system in the local market. Women control the process and make their own decisions. The number of beneficiaries is increasing each month.

Irish Aid / YWCA Small Business Centre

Address: YWCA National Office, Nationalist Road, P.B. 34923, Lusaka, 10101, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 25 51 26
Fax: 260 1 25 47 51
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Contact: Wendy Fitzgerald
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Bemba / Nyanja / Tonga
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To alleviate poverty amongst some of the most vulnerable sectors in Zambian society, namely women and youth through income generating and business development activities.

Illustrative Project:

Small business training for entrepreneurs training of trainers for NGOs and government ministries (540 trainees with over 70 % women and 20 organizations); consultation on business extension; outreach programmes; television programmes on entrepreneur development.

Kitwe Consumers Association

Address: P.O. Box 22735, Kitwe, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 24 56 60
Fax: 260 1 24 57 37
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Contact: Kasasa Nsemiwe
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba / Tonga
Source of Annual Budget: Other
Affiliations: Consumers International

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Consumer education on rights and protection.

Illustrative Project:

We conducted a workshop for journalists on consumer awareness which resulted in a number of articles published in various news media on various issues such as the environment, health and consumer rights.

Makeni Women and Youth Multi-purpose Society

Address: c/o Makeni Plot 83, Bayuni School Road, P.O. Box 50763, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 22 27 97 / 22 32 22
Fax: 260 1 22 27 36
Email: ecaz@theoffice.net
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Contact: Monica Chitulangoma
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Bemba / Nyanja
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: Environmental Conservation Association of Zambia

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To assist orphans through school placement and skill training; to take care of families which are struggling financially; to train retirees in new methods of farming and tree planting; to reduce poverty by increasing food production; to create jobs by engaging women in farming their own portions of land, on the society's land; to reduce depression and hoplessness among orphans by teaching them self reliance and placing them in schools / skill training institutions.

Illustrative Project:

Vocational Skill / Employment Creation -  we have seen two students through primary school and skills courses: one student (a boy) has completed auto mechanics and has found a job. The other student (a girl)  has completed a course in hotel catering and works for a major hotel. Six youth (orphans) are currently undergoing training in organic minimal tillage farming methods, as well as tree planting and management.

Micro Bankers Trust

Address: 57, Zambezi Road, Roma, P.O. Box RW 51122, Lusaka, Zambia
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Email: mbt@zamnet.zm
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Type of Organization: National
Members: Men / Women / Youth
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International Working Language: English
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Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Microcredit Summit

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Generate resources for community development.

Illustrative Project:

Training on creation and management of microfinance institutions.

Non Governmental Consultative Forum

Address: c/o World Vision, P.O. Box 31083, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 260 722
Fax: 260 264 406
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Type of Organization: National
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
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Action Areas:

Purpose:

Partnership among NGOs.

Illustrative Project:

Coordination and consultation of NGO activities.

Non-Governmental Organizations Coordinating Committee

Address: P.O. Box 37879, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 22 38 34
Fax: 260 22 42 41
Email: ngocc@zamnet.zm
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Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Bemba / Nyanja
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
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Action Areas:

Purpose:

Coordinate NGO activities.

Illustrative Project:

Capacity-building; institution-building; negotiations.

People Act Foundation

Address: P.O. Box 33709, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 231 201
Fax: 260 1 224 443
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Contact: Jennifer M. Chimela
Type of Organization: Provincial / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Bemba / Nyanja / Tonga
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Fundraising
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Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote and facilitate capacity-building of rural communities to realize their potential in improving their economic well-being.

Illustrative Project:

We operate a nursery school in one of our rural communities for which a self-help poultry project has also been started. It makes it possible for the orphans at the nursery to have an egg a day.

Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia

Address: P.O. Box 32221, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 29 03 58 / 22 81 78 / 22 81 98
Fax: 260 1 22 81 65
Email: ppaz@zamnet.zm
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Contact: Godfrey Musonda
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1972
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Bemba / Nyanja / Tonga
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors / Local donors
Affiliations: International Planned Parenthood Federation

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote family planning and reproductive health.

Illustrative Project:

Community distribution of contraceptives by community based distribution agents in rural areas.

Programme Against Malnutrition

Address: P.O. Box 30599, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 235 941 / 235 942
Fax: 260 1 235 939
Email: pam@zamnet.zm
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Contact: Fredia Luhila
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Bemba / Nyanja / Tonga
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Affiliations: Coaltion of African Organisations for Food Security & Sustainable Development

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To work with GRZ, WFP, rural communities and NGOs to identify community needs and to target assistance; to serve as an umbrella or clearing house organization to bring together GRZ, NGO, community and donor requirements, capabilities and funds; to engage and provide to NGOs technical support to help design and implement drought recovery projects; to maintain an effective NGO network throughout the country in order to predicate, to obviate or to counter future disasters.

Illustrative Project:

Targeting about 2 million people a year, the network has executed relief food delivery programmes, mainly through food for work community participatory projects, for the past three droughts (1992/92, 1992/93 and 1994/95). There have been no reports in Zambia of hunger-induced deaths.

Programme Urban Self Help

Address: P.O. Box 50294, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 251 076 / 253 738
Fax: 260 1 253 738
Email: pushprog@zamtel.zm
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Contact: Monica Masonga
Type of Organization: National / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Bemba / Nyanja
Source of Annual Budget:
Affiliations: Non Governmental Consultative Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide temporary employment skills and credit to low-income groups in peri-urban, unplanned settlements, and to ensure food security in these areas. Also to facilitate the upgrading of settlements through infrastructure development, so that the upgrading of these settlements can be legalized and systematically planned.

Illustrative Project:

Creation of Employment - women have been engaged in the construction of infrastructure in the community such as roads, drains, refuse bins, and ventilated improved pit latrines. After being on the programme for almost three years, they have formed contractual groups and are now hired by the local community and the municipal councils. In the absence of contracts, they engage in entrepreneurial activities to raise money to feed their families.

SADC Mining Sector Coordinating Unit

Address: P.O. Box 31969, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 25 40 43 / 25 12 64 / 25 23 51
Fax: 260 1 25 20 95
Email: sadc-mcu@zamnet.zm
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Contact: C. J. Chanda
Type of Organization: Regional / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1984
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Bemba / Nyanja / Tonga
Source of Annual Budget: Other
Affiliations: Ministries & Mining Institutions in SADC Countries

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote and facilitate regional integration and cooperation in mining in Southern Africa.

Illustrative Project:

In 1991 undertook review of the climate for investment in SADC member countries in order to advise on deficiencies in the policy framework. This was followed by an international conference on mining in Southern Africa. The conference was attended by project promoters (from SADC) and investors from Europe, North America, and Japan. Ministers from SADC countries explained their policies aimed at attracting investment.

The Baha'i Community of Zambia

Address: Private Bag 227X RW, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 25 45 05 / 29 22 22 / 22 53 08
Fax: 260 1 22 36 82
Email: nsa@zamnet.zm
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Contact: William Nkausu / Soheila Yazameidi
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1958
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Bemba / Nyanja
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: Baha'i International Community

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Human prosperity and world peace through education at local and regional levels.

Illustrative Project:

In the area of Health Education over 150 Community Health Workers (CHWs) have been trained and work in coordination with the Minstry of Health. Future programmes include design of family health curriculum which CHWs will deliver to families in their communities.

The Opportunity Centre

Address: 2398 Longolongo Road, P.O. Box 37505, Lusaka, 10101, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 238 841 / 231 031
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Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba / Tonga
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Microcredit Summit

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To work towards the eradication of poverty.

Unemployed Youth Organization of Zambia

Address: c/o Human Settlement of Zambia (HUZA), Chawama Skills Centre, P.B. 50141,
Lusaka, Zambia
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Contact: Stewart Mtambo
Type of Organization: National / Local / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Bemba / Nyanja / Tonga
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local / Foreign / Earned income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To create employment; to promote and encourage participation of youth in national development; to promote respect and human rights; to advocate and emphasis the youth representation at all national youth fora.

Illustrative Project:

Expanding training programmes; carpentry and joinery; youth award scheme; civic education; youth exchanges; community services; achieved recognition of the organization of the National Youth Development Council.

University of Zambia - Institute of Economic and Social Research

Address: P.O. Box 30900, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 29 41 31
Fax: 260 1 29 42 91
Email: inesor@zamnet.zm
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Contact: Michael Phiri
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1938
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Bemba / Nyanja / Tonga
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Government funding
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Economic and social research activities.

Illustrative Project:

Research in the agriculture sector and investment programmes.

Village Industry Services

Address: NSEFU House, 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 35520, Dar-es-Salaam Place, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 225 303
Fax: 260 1 225 303
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Contact: Joyce Mapoma
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1976
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Bemba / Nyanja / Tonga
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: World Association for Small and Medium Entreprises

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote and support small scale entreprises and to foster development in rural areas of Zambia; to help create employment opportunites and to generate income to raise standards of living; to provide self sustaining services to its clientele and members using as much as possible local resources and skills.

Illustrative Project:

Training and capacity-building are the main activities of Village Industry Service. Target groups are women and youth. For empowerment and self employment, training packages are developed and designed for each specific group. Enterprise training consists of Business Management and could include other skills. The training package is also offered to trainees from parastatals preparing for self employment - a component vital for those going into retirement or have dropped out of school.

Women Finance Cooperative Zambia Limited

Address: P.O. Box 50839, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 221 628 / 227 335
Fax: 260 1 227 335
Email: wfcz@zamnet.zm
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Contact: Matondo Monde Yeta
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1987
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Bemba / Nyanja
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors / Fundraising
Affiliations: Microcredit Summit

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The economic empowerment of women. This is achieved through empowering low-income women entrepreneurs who have not had access to economic resources, through provision of financial services - savings, credit, information, training, advocacy, lobbying and networking.

Illustrative Project:

The organization has organized more than 500 women members in one of the more densely populated areas of the city. These women receive credit from WFCZ. Leadership training and capacity building imparted to the women have enabled their leaders to undertake the following: recruit new members into the organization; assist in preparing members to apply for loans, to receive loans; monitor groups loan repayments; arrange for a new branch office to be opened.

Women for Change

Address: P.O. Box 33102, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 224 309
Fax: 260 1 224 296
Email: wfc@zamnet.zm
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Contact: E.J. Sikazwe
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Non-governmental Coordinating Committee

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To contribute to the creation of sustainable economic and social systems which are controlled by rural communities and which respond to their rural needs.

Illustrative Project:

Undertook civic education to sensitize communities in their civic rights and obligations. Our emphases were on democracy, citizenship and responsibilities, human rights, women's participation in politics, voting functions of the councilor and members of parliament. After undergoing these workshops, the communities begun to demand that their civic leaders be accountable and participate in debates of national policies such as the Land Act and the Constitution.

Young Women Christian Association of Malawi

Address: Nationalist Road, P.O. Box 50115, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 25 52 04
Fax: 260 1 25 47 51
Email: ywca@zamnet.zm
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Contact: Dorcas M. Mbozi
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1957
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: World YWCA

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The YWCA is a Christian organization dedicated to the empowerment of women in Zambia for a better tomorow.

Illustrative Project:

Under the Women's Human Rights Project, we cooperate with the police service who have since formed a new unit - the first ever in Zambia. This mainly targets victims of violence especially the elderly, children and women. It is responsive when dealing with these groups of people in instances such as domestic violence. This is now treated as a crime of violence, whereas in the past it was treated strictly as a family affair.

Youth Association of Zambia

Address: Limson Chambers Room 310, Freedom Way, P.B. 31703, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 23 74 84
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Contact: Geoffrey Musonda
Type of Organization: National / Local / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To facilitate procurement of funds from the government to NGOs and its members; to bring together young people from different walks of life; to assist members in their skills training business development programmes; to protect the economic and civic rights of the members; to purchase and acquire or to loan, borrow or to lease property to members. 2000 members.

Illustrative Project:

Seminar on capacity building for youth leaders; seminar on leadership training for leaders from our own branches (20 participants); promotion of business activities among youth.

Youth Development Association of Zambia

Address: 2nd Floor Fintex House, Dar Es Salaam Place, P.B. 50645, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 22 71 77
Fax: 260 1 22 71 84
Email:
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Contact: Musonda Samual Mofya
Type of Organization: National / Local / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1977
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Prior aim is to strengthen the capacity building of youth organizations and community based organizations promoting training seminars and workshops; consultation services; production of easy understandable manuals. 610 members.

Illustrative Project:

Civic education, human resource development; information dissemination; exchange visits; research, studies and publications; launching income generating programmes in cooperation with youth management committees.

Zambia Agency for the Disabled

Address: P.B. 110101, Sowezi, Zambia
Phone:
Fax: 260 8 82 16 66
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Robinson B. Siame
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1997
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To offer rehabilitation, training, planning and to render social welfare services to disabled young people.

Illustrative Project:

Rehabilitation and training for young disabled people (more than 50 beneficiaries in particular in the North Western region); the organization has already registered 800,000 disabled people.

Zambia Association for Research and Development

Address: P.O. Box 37836, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 22 28 83 / 22 45 36
Fax: 260 1 22 28 23
Email: zard@zamnet.zm
Internet:
Contact: Olive Muntania
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1984
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Non-Governmental Organisations Coordinating Committee

Action Areas:

Purpose:

ZARD aims to uplift the status and position of women through action-oriented, participatory, gender-sensitive research, advocacy, networking, and information dissemination.

Illustrative Project:

ZARD runs a computerised, project-oriented Women's Resource Centre and Library. The Centre houses a collection of over 5,000 volumes, newsletters, newpaper clippings on the situation of women, a valuable collection of unpublished papers including speeches, research documents, reports on seminars and conferences, and an extensive collection of women's periodicals from all over the world.

Zambia Civic Education Assocation

Address: No. 1 Butwa Court, Great East Road, Northmead, Private Bag RW 239X, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 23 97 67
Fax: 260 1 23 62 32
Email: zamcivic@zamnet.zm
Internet:
Contact: Christine Munalula
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors
Affiliations: South African Network of Legal Aid & Legal Asstance NGOs

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To create awareness  among the people of Zambia about the duties and responsibilities under the Constitution for good governance.

Illustrative Project:

Police and Human Rights Programme - the Association organized workshops with junior police officers where human rights and the law in general were discussed. There were a lot of findings and recommendations given to higher authorities, leading to a lot of reform in the police force. These included a human rights values syllabus.

Zambia Federation of Association of Women in Business

Address: P.O. Box 50239, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 23 33 45
Fax: 260 1 23 33 45
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Mercy Siame
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Bemba / Nyanja
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: COMESA

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To empower women economically.

Illustrative Project:

Provided small loans for micro entrepreneurs and training in small business development.

Zambia Federation of Employees

Address: P.O. Box 31941, Plot 6662, Mberere Road, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 29 55 41
Fax: 260 1 29 55 82
Email:
Internet:
Contact: President
Type of Organization: National / Urban / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: International Organization of Employers

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To represent employers in the private sector and parastatals including statutory bodies, and to lobby on behalf of employers to government; to establish promotion, development, and maintenance of good relations between employers and employees; dissemination of information and advice on labour matters.

Illustrative Project:

Small busines development/enterprise: ZFE has been involved in training displaced workers and those affected by the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) on how to start a business. About 140 potential entrepreneurs were trained between January and December 1997. Statistics from the impact evaluations carried out indicated that 24% have started businesses and have employed an average of 2 people in their businesses. 

Zambia Integrated Settlement Upgrading

Address: P.O. Box 81418, Kabwe, Zambia
Phone: 260 5 223 024 / 224 585
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Isaac Mwendapole, Executive Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations: HABITAT International Coalition

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To empower poor communities particularly women in unplanned settlements in accessing affordable social and economic services without endangering the local environment.

Illustrative Project: 

Conducted training in capacity building of unplanned settlements to better manage their environment and to dispose of solid waste; started community primary schools in the unplanned settlements; conducted profile research/study in the unplanned settlements to identify needs and resource availability strategies.

Zambia Scouts Association

Address: Plot n 2653 Lubu Road, Longacres, P.B. 31278, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 25 02 69 / 25 39 73
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Paul Kafula
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1930
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To encourage good citizenship among young people by forming their character; to train young people in observation, obedience and self-reliance; to inculcate loyalty; to teach them services and crafts useful to the public and themselves, promoting their physical, mental and spiritual development. 5,000 members.

Illustrative Project:

Skills training for scouts; environmental protection; health promotion; food production; literacy activities; spiritual development; education on family life; formation of scout groups in a refugee camp.

Zambia Student Christian Movement

Address: P.O. Box 32834, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 233 372
Fax: 260 1 288 260
Email: mdf@zamnet.zm
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Urban / Rural
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1939
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To witness Jesus Christ in word and deed among youth in academic and wider community, and to empower them to develop a vision for transformation of society within the life and mission of the church.

Illustrative Project:

Conflict resolution training - setting up of centre for conflict prevention and resolution. Institution building - 2 NGOs have been set up by graduates of our training.

Zambia Voluntary Workcamp Association

Address: Kamnala Shopping Centre, Bombay Road, Plot 8116, P.B. W 236, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone:
Fax: 260 1 23 67 35
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Henry Kabula
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To undertake voluntary work together with the community in remote areas; to make young people aware of the needs of the communities in remote areas; to encourage and teach volunteers to live a simple lifestyle.

Illustrative Project:

Construction projects; health awareness activities and projects, e.g. rehabilitation of hospitals, etc.; activities on environment protection, sanitation projects, e.g. improvement of ventilated pit latrines; renovation of destitute accommodation/schools and road/bridge construction; training in leadership skills (20 trainees).

Zambia Young Christian Workers

Address: Worker Pastoral Centre, P.B. 270035, Buchi Kitwe, Zambia
Phone: 260 22 99 09
Fax: 260 22 99 09
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Justin Chilufya
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1982
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Bemba / Nyanja
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To build a movement of young workers regardless of their creed, color, denomination etc., regardless of whether they are in the formal or in the informal sector, so that they assume their responsibilities in the struggle for the realization of their aspirations. 200 members.

Illustrative Project:

Share experiences about day to day activities in schools, at work and in the community; actions against low wages; training in market advisory skills.

Zambian Women in Agriculture

Address: Fintex House, 2nd Floor, Dar-es-Salaam Place, P.O. Box 50377, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone: 260 1 22 71 77
Fax: 260 1 22 71 84
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Cecilia V. Makota, National Co-ordinator
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Nyanja / Bemba
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations: Associated Country Women of the World

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To facilitate the development of affordable and sustainable agricultural production for rural women farmers, thus reducing poverty levels and fighting hunger and malnutrition; to empower rural women farmers with training information, such as credit and saving schemes.

Illustrative Project:

Procured 50 hectares of land in Lukansa and accessed agricultural input loans without collateral; obtained a tractor from the credit scheme; held field days and demonstrations on varied aspects of food production; won the prestigious Women's World Summit Foundation Award.