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Current Programs

  1. Zambia Indigenous Small and Medium Business Association Project (ZAISMBA) - funded by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF): 2008 - 2012

Amongst other areas of support, this program provides for:

  1. Training of Entrepreneurs
  2. Exchange Visits Among members
  3. National Workshops on policy engagement
  4. Building Partnerships with public sector, private sector and civil society
  5. Radio programmes and other information dissemination activities.
  1. Institutional and Program Support (funded by the Zambia Governance Foundation -ZGF): 2010 - 2011

Co-financing ZAISMBA project activities, program support, information base, knowledge management, dissemination and outreach, skills building and upgrading, interface, coordination & networking, Governance and human resource strengthening.

  1. Wealth Creation Through Business Association Agri-business Centers - (funded by Oxfam-Novib): 2007 - 2011

The purpose of this program is to increase income and access to finance of farmers and MSMEs in agricultural activities through:

  1. Improving marketing systems through trade and business information services, communication services and trade facilitation services;
  2. Improving the value and quality of marketable commodities;
  3. Enabling farmers to access credit on their warehoused produce.
  1. ACCESS! II for African( Zambian) Businesswomen in International trade: 2011 - 2012

This program provides export training as well mentoring and business counselling for Zambian business women who are emerging, export ready or are already exporting. Three sectors are eligible namely art/handicrafts, food processing and leather.

Below is the summary of past and ongoing programs and projects ZCSMBA has managed.

Table 3: Summary of Projects Managed by ZCSMBA


Programme/project Description

Funding Agency

Amount US$

Development of ZCSMBA (2000-2004)

USAID

1,116,000

Copper link programme (Institutional Strengthening  - 2003-2004)

USAID

175,000

Western Province Livestock Enterprise Development Programme (Agriculture development)

USAID

456,456

Programme support

Private Sector Development Programme/ILO/ FES

295,088

Contract Training

Small Holder Enterprise Marketing Programme

40,147

BIZAIDS (Approach to Dealing with HIV/AIDS as it Impacts Economic Growth)

USAID

295,000

Training of women entrepreneurs

Royal Netherlands Embassy

50,000

Contract Training

TEVETA

145,000

Advocacy & Lobbying programmes

Pact Zambia

50,000

Programme support (on-going)

Royal Netherlands Embassy

575,000

Wealth Creation through Business Associations Agri-business Centres (on-going)

Oxfam Novib

450,000

Support to and capacity building of indigenous SMEs in Zambia (on-going)

African Capacity Building Foundation

1,700,000

  1. Reinforcing ZCSMBA’s Capacity Building for MSME’s Business Development Services. (2009-2010)
  2. Warehouse Receipting System(2009-10)

European Union (EU)

416,280

Promoting MSME Growth And Competitiveness Through Access To And Adoption Of ICT Tools And Services (2008-2009)

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

38,158

 

Institutional Capacity Building of ZCSMBA, Integrated Access to finance for 10 Members and Entrepreneurship Training for 105 Members in Zambia

International Finance Corpora (IFC)

 

137,551

Business Development Services Voucher Program
(2009-2010)

RNE/GRZ/Finland/ UNDP

475,675

Organic Crop Production (2009-2010)

Africa Now

19,910

 

ZCSMBA Institutional support and strengthening in line with public policy and engagement (on-going)

 

Zambia Governance Foundation (ZGF)

 

480,000

ACCESS!II For African Businesswomen in International Trade (2011-2012)

Canadian International Development Aid (CIDA) through the International Trade Centre

35,000

(on going)

TEVETA

232,035

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