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The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. The neighbouring countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west. The population is concentrated mainly around the capital Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt to the northwest.

Places, projects and networks Edit

The capital city is Lusaka, located in the southeast of the country.

Village cinema Edit

Trees for Zambia - a Greenpop project Week 103:45

Trees for Zambia - a Greenpop project Week 1

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2009 SEED Award Winners Edit

Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia: "Sunny Money - solar micro-franchising".

International NGOs and community-based organisations in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia have created a micro-franchise named Sunny Money, which recruits, trains and supports a growing network of solar entrepreneurs in East Africa, especially deaf and disabled people, helping them build and sell solar kits to power lights, radios and mobile phones. [1]

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Poverty

During the 1970s, the country began sliding into a poverty from which it has not recovered. Zambia's total foreign debt before HIPC completion exceeded $6 billion in 2000. The average per capita income is US $800 (World Bank, 2007). 51% of the population are reportedly living on less than one dollar per day.


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References

  1. United Nations Environment Programme, May 12, 2009

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