ZAMBIA AND COOPERATING PARTNERS SIGN A DECLARATION OF INTENT ON ENHANCED COOPERATION ON ENERGY
On 16 November 2016, in the framework of the UN twenty-second climate Conference of the Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, Minister of Energy David Mabumba, signed a Declaration of Intent on enhanced cooperation with 10 Cooperating Partners supporting the energy sector in Zambia. The signing ceremony took place as part of a high-level event of the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI), a joint undertaking of the African Union and European Union.
On 28 November 2016, the Government of Zambia and the European Union signed the Financing Agreement for the "Support to the Zambia Energy Sector: Increased Access to Electricity and Renewable Energy Production" programme" (40 million Euro grant – approx. 420 million Zambian Kwacha).
The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) held a certification ceremony for twelve Iraqi police officers who have successfully completed the first Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) Defeat Course (Basic). This project was funded by the European Union (EU) and directly supports the development of the national security sector and local capacity to deal with explosive threats in recently retaken areas. The four-week training course was held at Salman Pak Police EOD training centre.