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About Us

CEDP Zambia Limited brings together private and public organisations in supporting business creation through the provision of funds, business skills, capacity building, input support on commercial terms and provision of market for goods produced.

The initiative brings together private and public organisations in supporting business creation through the provision of funds, business skills, capacity building, input support on commercial terms and provision of market for goods produced.

CEDP was the brainchild of the Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ), an economic policy advocacy institution. In conjunction with African Green Resources (AGR) a world-class Zambian agriculture company, overseas anchor investors, and domestic NGOs cane together to launch the company.

CEDP aims to collaborate with local people in the agriculture, mining and urban business initiatives such as digitized taxi services, refuse collection, and city beautification schemes. The programme will support businesses at all stages of the value chain and will work to create new wealth by promoting a fresh generation of Zambian entrepreneurs.

We are a non-politically aligned organisation and operate throughout Zambia in town and country. We are not a Poverty Alleviation body but recognise that our success for us can only be founded on helping in the creation of wealth for Zambian entrepreneurs

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Our History – Road Map

The inaugural Economics Association of Zambia National Economic Summit (NES) held at Avani Resort, Livingstone, from 25th to 26th July 2019. The Summit was officially opened by His Excellency, Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia on 26th July 2019.

The main objective of the Summit was to offer a unique avenue as well as present a platform where key stakeholders could gather to discuss, evaluate and develop strategies aimed at strengthening the economic environment in Zambia in particular and across Africa in general to achieve sustainable economic development.

The theme of the Summit was “The Future of Economic Diplomacy: Supporting Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development in Africa”. The theme was conceived in respect of the current economic development thinking. The theme was in line with the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 that focused on SDGs and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 – “The Africa We Want”, and also at a national level, it fitted into the Seventh National Development Plan and the Vision 2030.

The Summit was also attended by His Excellency, Mr Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, and His Excellency, Mr Jakaya Kikwete, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, following invitations by the EAZ.

The NES drew both local and international participants. A total of 720 attended the NES. Among the delegates were regional government leaders, EAZ members, Cabinet Ministers, senior government officials, captains of industry, policy think tanks, private sector, cooperating partners, academia, students, and civic leaders. It is from the National Economic Summit after almost one year of consultations with relevant stakeholders where it was resolved the forming of the Citizens Empowerment Development Programme.

Global Network

Our Partners

We connect with organizations and companies which are involved with our mission. CEDP operates on a budget that is sourced from partnerships with a diverse range of donors including private foundations and organisations, bilateral donors and individuals.

The CEDP’s growth will demonstrates our competitiveness in efficient program delivery, strategic partnerships and effective grant and financial management.

African Green Resources

African Green Resources is a world-class agriculture company, which focuses on agribusiness. Part of its core mission is to train farmers in good agriculture practices to achieve high yields, promoting value addition and food security to build a sustainable agriculture economy.

Africa Green Resources are passionate about business development in Africa, especially the role that African businesses can play in delivering sustained economic growth and improving food security for millions across the continent.

The organisation is chaired by Zuneid Yousuf. As part of his work, Zuneid has worked extensively with independent specialists, NGOs and academics around the world to develop new approaches to tackle the challenges the world faces in producing food for an ever-growing population.

Board of Directors

CEDP’s leadership structure is organized and aligned to optimize performance and to effectively deliver impact. The leadership structure features a board of directors, the executive leadership team and the senior management team.

Management & Staff

CEDP’s leadership structure is organized and aligned to optimize performance and to effectively deliver impact. The leadership structure features a board of directors, the executive leadership team and the senior management team.