GIZ has been working in Zambia on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) since 1966 and has maintained an office in the capital Lusaka since 1982.
GIZ’s work focuses on the following priority areas, based on the National Development Plan adopted in 2011 and revised in 2014:
- water (drinking water, wastewater, water resources management), including adaptation to climate change
- good governance (decentralisation, political participation by civil society, good financial governance).
Outside these priority areas, a country-specific package of measures focusing on improving food security, building resilience and promoting green innovation centres is being implemented within the framework of the BMZ’s global ‘One World, No Hunger’ special initiative. In addition, an HIV/AIDS prevention project is being implemented in Zambia. With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, GIZ is advising on the production and marketing of cotton via the regional Competitive African Cotton Initiative.