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1 ZAMBIA OPENING UP FOR BUSINESS MOVING ZAMBIA TO THE NEXT LEVEL By Elizabeth Sichinga: NGOcc Zambia Representative

2 ZAMBIAS PEOPLE Population 11,477,447 Zambia's economy has historically been: a) Agriculture which employs 85% of the countries population. b) Cooper mines and other minerals e.g. zinc, cobalt, lead, emeralds etc c) Tourism currently is adding $30 million and more per year to the economy English is the official language Zambia has 35 different ethnic groups Zambia has over 70 languages spoken Dance makes up an important part of Zambian culture. Music is also important and many of the ethnic groups use drums as their primary Instrument % of the Zambian people are Christians 24-49% are Muslim and Hindu 1% have indigenous beliefs.

3 Photos/Images of Agriculture, Mining and Tourism in Zambia

4 Zambias Obligations Under International, Regional, and Domestic Law On the international level: Zambia is a party to core regional and international human rights treaties these include: a) ICCPR b) CAT c)ICESCR e) CEDAW f) CRC g) ICERD h) The African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights i) The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa. On the national level: Constitution of Zambia

5 Zambia in Action Deputy Speaker of The National Assembly Mrs. Mutal Nalumango. Has Challenged women parliamentarians. Mentions the review of the constitution of Zambia.

6 THE POWER OF CIVIL SOCIETY

7 CIVIL SOCIERTY IN ZAMBIA Zambia has served as a case in point: Successes of the democratization process in Zambia Definition of civil society by scholars. Growth in the Role of Civil Society: Growth of Civil society organisations. CIVIAL SOCIERTY PARTICIPATION: Democracy, Human rights and The rule of law. A good example of civil society participation: Zambias Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRSP) The media. The private press:

8 WOMEN OF ZAMBIA VOICE OUT THE CHILDREN WATCH AS ZAMBIANS SAY LETS DO IT.

9 THE Projects Young Womens Christian Association of Zambia (YWCA) and Women for Change that will move Zambias Civil Society to the next level. The construction of a total of 60 state of the art clinics 60 state of the art Elementary/Primary schools and Train 60 entrepreneurs to become export ready to trade with the U.S.A. Zambia is opening up for business from all fronts. ZAMBIA IS READY


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