PEPZ taps into British Chamber expertise

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pepzThe Private Enterprise Programme – Zambia (PEPZ) has called upon British business in Zambia to provide mentorship and support for entrepreneurs.

Speaking at a British Chamber of Commerce Zambia lunch recently, PEPZ’s Deputy Team Leader and manager of its Business Development Services component Clare Simmonds outlined the programme and urged the business community to support its work through providing mentorship, registering as business service providers or sponsoring the flagship Nyamuka Zambia business plan competition.

“Entrepreneurship is flourishing in Zambia – not as a second-best alternative to employment, but as a key component of a vibrant economy, with opportunities for young people – and women in particular – to build successful businesses that create further jobs and stimulate growth,” explained Ms Simmonds.

The synergy between the Private Enterprise Programme and the British Chamber of Commerce is particularly strong given the PEPZ is funded by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) through UKaid.

Ms Simmonds talk was a precursor to a wider presentation by PEPZ Team Leader Bayo Akindeinde to be hosted by the British Chamber on May 26 in partnership with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) at the Taj Pamodzi Hotel, at which he will speak about SMEs and entrepreneurship in Zambia, looking at the state of entrepreneurship in Zambia, and what PEPZ is doing to support entrepreneurship.

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