ILO ZGJP Newsletter - 20 October 2015

Welcome to the 1st Edition of the
ZGJP e-Newsletter

Dear Partners
It is with great pleasure we share with you our first edition of the Zambia Green Jobs Programme e-Newsletter. With this newsletter, we will give you quarterly updates and snapshots of our work together, as well as inform you about upcoming events and activities. As this is our first newsletter, we would be very grateful to receive input and feedback on its format and content.

With best wishes from,
the Zambia Green Jobs Team


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Next upcoming event: ABCEC Green Construction Sensitization workshop
22 October, Hotel Edinburg, Kitwe. More info:
Zambia Green Jobs Programme has in the last 2 years created jobs, improved working conditions and livelihoods especially among young people in Zambia, according to a recent independent evaluation commissioned by the Government and Private Sector in Zambia, Government of Finland, and the United Nations. The Evaluation Summary will be published soon by the ILO Evaluation Unit on and

Steering Committee Field Visit

From 28th of September until 1st October, the ZGJP took its Steering Committee on a field visit to a selected few of the programme project sites in North Western and Copperbelt Provinces. The high-level delegation included amongst others, HE Timo Olkkonen, Ambassador of Finland to Zambia, Mr. Alexio Musindo, Director ILO CO-Lusaka, Zambia Federation of Employers (ZFE), Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), National Association of Medium and Small Scale Contractors (NAMSSC), Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors (ABCEC), and other Government representatives.
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Bauma Conexpo Africa 2015

Under ZGJP-Output 3.5 "to promote business linkages and direct investments in green construction", the ZGJP, represented by UNCTAD, participated in the second edition of the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction, the BAUMA Conexpo, which took place from 15th until 18th September.
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ZGJP participates in the Sustainable Enterprise Academy

From 28th August until 4th September, the Zambia Green Jobs Programme participated in the 8th Edition of the Sustainable Enterprise Academy.
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Innovative mobile social protection registration campaigns

The joint mobile registration campaign to promote extension of social protection to the construction sector has successfully been conducted by the National Pension Scheme Authority and Workers Compensation Fund Control Board in collaboration with the Saw Milling Sector Associations and the ZGJP. The registration campaigns were carried out from 11th – 14th and 17th – 20th August 2015 in Ndola and Kitwe respectively and a total of 340 beneficiaries were reached comprising 198 employers and 143 workers. As a result 293 jobs will be improved through registration with WCFCB and NAPSA. This first phase of a series of mobile registration campaigns have been rolled-out to contractors MSMEs. Mobile office operations will be operated by the social security institutions as a way of making social security services more accessible to the target group.
For more information, please contact Ms Patience Matandiko,


ZGJP "an inspiring example"

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) highlights the Zambia Green Jobs Programme as an inspiring example of how ILO has chosen to take action on climate change through developing skills for greening the construction sector.
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Eastern and Southern Africa Youth Employment Knowledge Sharing Forum

The Eastern and Southern Africa Youth Employment Knowledge Sharing Forum adopted key youth employment policy recommendations with a focus on job creation, entrepreneurship, youth participation and a coordinated approach among key players.

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MoU signed with the Copperbelt University

On July 16, the ILO CO-Lusaka, on behalf of the Zambia Green Jobs Programme, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Copperbelt University to join hands in the mission of greening the building construction sector.
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Zambia Green Building Association

The Zambia Green Building Association (ZGBA) is an independent, not-for-profit, member-based organisation with the mission to drive the sustainable transformation of the built environment. Launched by Government and the private sector on February 26, 2015, it serves as a platform for the Zambian property and building construction industry to collectively create a community that champions the sustainable transformation of the built environment in Zambia.

The Zambia Green Building Association is active in issues related to green building governance, education and technical training, advocacy, awareness raising and green certification that provide means for buildings to be publically recognised as being green.

For more information about the Zambia Green Building Association, please send an email to or visit the ZGBA official Facebook and Twitter pages


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