SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3 , 2011 ON VOICES OF ANAKAZI, OUR GUEST IS ILO ZAMBIA NATIONAL PROGRAM CORDINATOR, ELIZABETH SIMONDA
The Women’s Entrepreneurship Development and Gender Equality (WEDGE) project started implementing its activities in Zambia in 2001. The project has now developed into a programme, the International Labour Organization- Irish Aid (ILO-IA) Partnership Programme with three Components. In phase one of the programme, (2002-2004), WEDGE concentrated on women’s entrepreneurship development. The second phase (2005-2007) of the programme integrated three components of the ILO-IA Partnership Programme in its objectives and activities namely;
■Women’s Entrepreneurship Development and Gender Equality (WEDGE),
■Developing Entrepreneurship among Women with Disabilities (DEWED), and
■Promoting the Employability and Employment of people with disabilities through effective Legislation (PEPDEL).
The immediate objectives of the ILO-IA Partnership Programme are as follows;
■Entrepreneurship Development – Women Entrepreneurs (WEs) with and without disabilities and women living with HIV/AIDS, have increased to more equitable environment as well as Business Development Services (BDS) including Basic Business Skills (BBS) and entrepreneurship tool such as Gender and Entrepreneurship Together: GET Ahead for Women Enterprise and Improve Your Business (IYB) training.
■Financial Services – WEs including those with disabilities and women living with HIV/AIDS have increased access to financial services and related support services, including micro-finance, savings and credit services.
■Market Access – WEs including those with disabilities and women living with HIV/ AIDS have increased market access and developed marketable technical skills.
■Skills Training – WEs including those with disabilities, women living with HIV/AIDS and laid off women workers have increased access to both formal and non-formal technical vocational skills training opportunities.
■Stronger Associations – Representatives associations of WEs and persons with disabilities in Zambia have increased capacity to provide voice, support and enterprise development services to their members and
■Disability Legislation – Government officials, social partners, Zambia Agency for People with Disabilities (ZAPD) and other relevant stakeholders in Zambia have increased capacity to promote, individually and collaboratively the employability and employment of self
Before her appointment as chair of the Electoral Commission of Zambia, Hon. Irene C. Mambilima was the deputy chief justice of Zambia. She has served as the Supreme Court judge (sessional) of Zambia. She sits on a number of boards among them the Editorial board council of law reporting, Council of the Institution of Advanced Legal Education, Zambia Association of Women Judges, Child Fund (Zambia) and Women in Law, Southern Africa.
In 2005, Justice Mambilima was appointed the chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Zambia and oversaw the holding of the 2006 elections. She left the Commission to take up the position of Deputy Chief Justice of Zambia, a position she held until her reappointment as the Chair of the Electoral Commission of Zambia.
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This week on “Voices of Anakazi” we are featuring:
ELIZABETH NGONZI – FOUNDER / CEO, AMAZING TASTE, LLC
Born in Uganda and “raised” at the United Nations, Elizabeth (Liz) Ngonzi is an international educator, speaker and entrepreneur, who since 2009, has been on Adjunct Faculty at New York University’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy & Fundraising – for which she has developed and taught courses on online and mobile fundraising and where she is one of four recognized social media experts.
Liz is a recognized authority on the application of mobile and online non-profit organization supporter engagement, the African Diaspora market, hospitality / service management, women in business, and social entrepreneurship. She has spoken at academic and industry conferences, including as a featured international speaker at the May 2011 Southern Africa Institute of Fundraising’s 10th Biennial Convention in South Africa – whose delegates voted her as the top speaker. In March 2011, she served as a panelist for New York University’s Philanthropy 3.0 Speaker Series: Mobile in Advocacy The Next Frontier. This coming September, Liz will speak at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 41st Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. and Chair the 2nd Annual ICT Women Empowerment Africa Summit in South Africa; and in December, she will serve as a featured international speaker in the Kenyan Association of Fundraising Professionals’ 18th Eastern Africa Resource Mobilization Workshop in Kenya.