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EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES IN ZAMBIA’S EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES

Community Empowerment

By Jennifer Mwanangombe – Programme Coordinator, Environment & Extractives. Introduction Zambia is endowed with abundant natural resources, particularly copper, cobalt, and other valuable minerals, which drive a significant portion of the country’s economy. However, communities residing in close proximity to mining sites often bear the brunt of environmental degradation, social disruptions, and economic disparities. This […]

EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: THE PATH FORWARD FOR ZAMBIA

empowering communities

By: Ali Kaunda – SR4ERZ Project Coordinator. Introduction Situated in the heart of Zambia lies a region of unparalleled natural beauty. However, beneath this surface, communities grapple with significant environmental challenges. From the looming threat of deforestation to the insidious impact of water pollution, these issues not only endanger Zambia’s diverse biodiversity but also threaten […]

ENHANCING FOOD SECURITY THROUGH STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF FOOD LOSS AND WASTE IN ZAMBIA

By Engineer Gabriel Mukuka- PC-SE/CC Introduction Zambia, a nation blessed with abundant natural resources covering 752,612 km², faces a critical challenge: hunger. Recent extreme weather events, exacerbated by phenomena like El-Nino, have devastated agricultural yields across the nation, particularly affecting maize, a vital staple. With an impending rise in hunger, urgent intervention is essential. The […]

STRENGTHENING ENVIRONMENTAL LAW FOR THRIVING COMMUNITIES: INSIGHTS FROM EPD2024

Environmental Law

By: Freeman Chiwele Mubanga – EPD Coordinator. Introduction Environmental degradation, climate change, and biodiversity loss continue to pose significant threats to our planet’s health and the well-being of present and future generations. Recognizing the urgent need for action, the 5th Environmental Protection Dialogue (EPD2024) is set to convene in Lusaka, Zambia, from October 9th to […]

BULAMACHACHA SAVINGS GROUP SUCCESS STORY

Children born and growing up in mining communities in Sinazongwe District are significantly impacted by mining activities, particularly in terms of health hazards. They are more vulnerable to the adverse effects of mining, including exposure to chemical waste and air pollution, which can have long-term health consequences. Furthermore, unfair displacement from communities and inadequate compensation […]

CEJ LAUNCHES EPD STRATEGY AND IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORK

CEJ is thrilled to announce the launch of our Environmental Protection and Development (EPD) Strategy and Implementation Framework, a significant step forward following the successful 2023 EPD and Traditional leaders Caucus (TLC) sessions. Stakeholder engagement is the heart of our strategy, ensuring sustained collaboration throughout EPD and TLC implementation. We’re calling for expressions of interest from […]

LAUNCH OF THE NATIONAL ADAPTATION PLAN

national adaptation plan

The journey that began in 2017, has finally come to an end. On 14th of November 2023, Zambia launched its plan on how it will adapt to climate change. This is a historical day as Zambia becomes the 17th country in Africa to have the NAP. The two year National Adaptation Plan main goals are; 1) […]

CHALLENGES HIT SAVINGS GROUPS IN SINAZONGWE

The Sikalonso Savings Group in the Mweemba Chiefdom area has achieved a significant milestone by becoming the second group, following Kanyama, to successfully complete their investment loan agreement within the designated 6-month timeframe. Notably, the other two groups in the Sinazongwe Chiefdom, Mweenzuma A and B, are also on track to meet their respective deadlines. However, […]

GIRLS TRAINING ON CLIMATE CHANGE IN COLABORATION WITH GIRLS PRIDE ZAMBIA

On August 12th, 2023, a significant event unfolded for the international youth day at Chipata Level One Hospital. The Girls Training on Climate Change, a collaborative effort between the Centre for Environment Justice (CEJ) and Girls Pride, brought together a diverse group of participants with a shared mission, to raise awareness about climate change and […]

CEJ SINAZONGWE OFFICE: COMMUNITY SAVINGS GROUPS | KANYAMA SAVINGS GROUP SUCCESS STORY

Background Information In the period of January and February 2023, Center for Environment Justice (CEJ) with support from Bread for the World (BFtW) carried out a community engagement activity in Sinazongwe District led by Executive Director Ms. Maggie Mapalo Mwape to introduce the Resilient Initiative and Sustainable Environment project (RISE) and the concept of Community […]