A coffee grower, a dam and a partnership for water security in northern Zambia

This June, CRIDF met with the global specialty coffee producer Olam to discuss future pro-poor possibilities for a dam that Olam is planning to build on the Chambeshi River in the Northern region of Zambia. Olam is the third largest agri-business in the world operating in 66 countries, including five Southern African Development Community countries.…

Country by country: overviews of CRIDF action

CRIDF has produced a series of 11 Country Overviews to succinctly present the full scope of its engagement in projects within each Southern African Development Community country. Given the Facility’s numerous streams of activities across Southern Africa, many of which are transboundary initiatives spanning multiple countries, these briefs were created to make it easy for anyone…

Improvement of water and sanitation infrastructure begins in Zambia

In October 2017, work began on refurbishing water and sanitation infrastructure in the town of Kazungula, Zambia. This project is a partnership between CRIDF, the Southern Water and Sewerage Company and the contractor PCI Africa. The Kazungula project is part of the 12 towns water supply and sanitation initiative. This initiative was prioritised in 2011…