CIG Co-organises Expert Session on Investment and Export Promotion with Zambia Development Agency
April 12, 2022
LUSAKA (ZAMBIA), 12 APRIL 2022 — The Chandler Institute of Governance co-organised and delivered a 2-day expert session on investment and export promotion with the Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) for key Zambian economic agencies and organisations on the 12 and 13 April 2022.
Investment promotion officers from ZDA, as well as officers from Zambian government institutions including the Zambia Revenue Authority; Industrial Development Corporation Zambia; ZCCM Investment Holdings Plc; Bank of Zambia; the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone; and the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry amongst others attended the session. The Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry-ZACCI from the private sector was also present.
The session was delivered by investment and export promotion experts from the Chandler Institute of Governance including Mr Lee Eng Keat, former Executive Director, Agrifood; Commercial & Professional Services, Singapore Economic Development Board; Mr Leonard Lee, former Head of Southeast Asia and Lead of the Urban Solutions Team, Singapore Economic Development Board; and Mr Steven Yeo, former Head of Lifestyle Services of the Singapore Economic Development Board; and Mr Audsitti Sroithong, Director of the Thai Enterprise Development Division, Thailand Board of Investment (BOI). Mr Lee Eng Keat, Mr Leonard Lee, Mr Steven Yeo and Mr Audsitti Sroithong shared investment and export promotion experiences and approaches from Singapore and Thailand. Mr Albert Halwampa, Acting Director of the ZDA, also shared the ZDA’s investment promotion approach and ease of doing business initiatives and platforms.
The expert sharing session marks the start of a close partnership between the Chandler Institute of Governance and the Zambia Development Agency. CIG and ZDA are currently exploring opportunities for collaboration in enhancing investment promotion in Zambia.
About the Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG)
The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) is an international non-profit organisation, headquartered in Singapore. We believe in a world where citizens have a deep sense of trust in their governments and public institutions, and where nations are governed by principled, wise leaders supported by an effective civil service. Trust and effective governance serve as a strong foundation for national development and prosperity. CIG supports governments in building government talent, leadership and public service capabilities through training programmes, research initiatives and government projects and advisory. We are not affiliated with any national government or political party, and we do not represent any partisan or commercial interests.
About the Zambia Development Agency (ZDA)
The Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) is Zambia’s premier economic development Agency with a multifaceted mandate of promoting and facilitating trade, investment and enterprise development in the country. The Agency is also responsible for building and enhancing the country’s investment profile for increased capital inflows, capital formation, employment creation and growth of the Medium Small and Micro Enterprise (MSME) Sector.
ZDA, a quasi-government institution under the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry was established under the ZDA Act No. 11 of 2006. It became operational in 2007, after the amalgamation of five statutory bodies namely; Zambia Investment Centre, Zambia Privatization Agency, Export Board of Zambia , Small Enterprise Development Board and the Zambia Export Processing Zones Authority.
The Government amalgamated the five statutory bodies in a bid to foster synergies that would accelerate economic development and achieve sustained exponential growth. The other reason was to improve efficiency in the delivery of business development services under a one stop shop concept aimed at reducing the cost of doing business. The one stop shop concept would also make it easy to do business thereby enhancing business competitiveness.
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Chandler Institute of Governance
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