Lusaka,Zambia
November 06, 2018

On November 6, IPA and the CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security joined forces to bring together researchers, donors, and practitioners in a half-day research development workshop at the International Microinsurance Conference in Lusaka, Zambia.

Lusaka,Zambia
October 15, 2018 - October 17, 2018

From October 15-17, IPA Zambia presented at the 8th Zambia Health Research Conference, hosted by the National Health Research Authority (NHRA). The conference was organized by NHRA with support from the Ministry of Health and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Lusaka,Zambia
July 27, 2018

On July 27, IPA and the International Growth Centre (IGC), in collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health (MoH), presented the preliminary results of a study titled “Maternal Mortality Risk and Desired Fertility" at the MoH's Family Planning Technical Working Group meeting. These meetings are monthly policy and technical sessions hosted by the MoH with stakeholders and representatives from organizations that address family planning in Zambia.
Lusaka,Zambia
June 22, 2018

On June 22, IPA and the International Growth Centre (IGC), in collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of General Education (MoGE), hosted a policy dissemination event on results from a study titled “The Allocation of Teachers across Public Schools in Zambia” led by Torsten Figueiredo Walter (London School of Economics). The event was attended by 30 stakeholders including representatives from the MoGE and members of civil society.

Lusaka,Zambia
May 08, 2018 - May 10, 2018

From May 8-May 10, 2018, IPA Zambia Country Director, Carlos Acero, presented at the 10th Conference of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) in Lusaka. Carlos presented on the potential benefits of digital wage payments for women and employers. The event was attended by leaders and researchers from a range of organizations, including Kiva, Mercy Corps, Plan International, Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP).

Lusaka,Zambia
April 24, 2018 - April 26, 2018

From April 24-April 26, the National Food and Nutrition Commission of Zambia hosted the third National Food and Nutrition Summit in Lusaka.

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Lusaka,Zambia
March 20, 2018 - March 22, 2018

From March 20-22, the Zambian Ministry of Health, with support from USAID, DFID, and the Population Council, convened the first national Evidence for Impact research symposium.​ The theme of this year’s symposium was “Translating Research into Gains in Primary and Community Health in Zambia.” The focus of the symposium was on reproductive, maternal and newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition services (RMNCAH-N) in primary care and community settings.

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Lusaka,Zambia
November 07, 2017

On November 7, 2017, Innovations for Poverty Action Zambia and Society for Family Health (SFH) co-hosted a dissemination meeting of initial findings from the study An Impact Evaluation of the Introduction of a New Woman’s Condom on Overall Condom Use in Urban Lusaka, Zambia, conducted by Thoai Ngo and Jessie Pinchoff from Population Council, and Rachna Nag Chowdhuri from the World Bank.

The First Lady Esther Lungu, FAWE Chairperson-Prof. Dranzoa and Minister of General Education Dr. Wanchinga and Nampaka Nkumbula presenting GN during the Exhibition
The First Lady Esther Lungu, FAWE Chairperson-Prof. Dranzoa and Minister of General Education Dr. Wanchinga and Nampaka Nkumbula presenting GN during the Exhibition
Lusaka,Zambia
August 23, 2017 - August 24, 2017

Innovations for Poverty Action Zambia co-presented with the Varkey Foundation on August 23-24th in Lusaka. The theme of the event, the Forum for African Woman Educationalists (FAWE) at the 10th General Assembly, was "Towards Gender Equality in Education, Positioning Youth to Champion Africa’s Education Agenda." This high-level conference was attended by The First Lady of the Republic of Zambia (pictured on right), Ministers of Education from the region, and international and local NGOs.

Lusaka,Zambia
July 27, 2017

On July 27, 2017, IPA Zambia presented on Contraceptive Adoption, Fertility, and the Family in Zambia at the Ministry of Health’s Family Planning Technical Working Group Meeting. The TWG meetings are in-house meetings held and chaired by the Ministry of Health every month to discuss Research, Programme and Policy in the Family Planning sub-sector. Meetings are attended by specialist and Programme heads from international and local non-governmental organizations.

Lusaka,Zambia
July 07, 2017

IPA led a learning lunch table during USAIDs Digital Development Forum on the 17th of July 2017 in Lusaka. This action-packed event focused on innovative and effective digital development solutions in Zambia for improving education, health, and agriculture and featured local technology firms, USAID implementing partners, and multiple donors. The topic was “Promising directions for women’s empowerment through digital finance: Evidence from randomized control trials.”

Dylan Ramshaw presenting at the 2017 IATT Symposium and Members Meeting in Lusaka, Zambia
Lusaka,Zambia
May 10, 2017 - May 11, 2017

The UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Education and School Health, and UNESCO as a secretariat, hosted the 2017 IATT Symposium and Members Meeting in Lusaka, Zambia on May 10th and 11th May.

The theme for the symposium was Lessons from Implementing HIV and school initiatives; exploring gaps and opportunities for gender responsive programming in education.

Dr. Caroline Phiri, the Director of Public Health at the Ministry of Health in Zambia
Lusaka,Zambia
April 06, 2017

The Community Health Assistant (CHA) stakeholder meeting was held at Lusaka Radisson Blu Hotel on the 6th of April. In attendance were stakeholders of the program, including MoH, IGC, CIDRZ, CHAI, USAID, DFID, UNICEF, and the EU.

Dr. Caroline Phiri, the Director of Public Health at the MoH, provided a complete background and update on the status of the CHA program from the recruitment and selection criteria to their deployment.

Nikhil Wilmink, a monitoring and evaluation technical advisor with CHAI, gave a presentation on their process evaluation of the CHA program.

Lusaka,Zambia
March 16, 2017

On March 16, 2017, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the International Growth Centre (IGC), in collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of General Education (MoGE), hosted a policy dissemination event on research results from the study, “The Impact of Teaching Girls Negotiation Skills in Zambia,” conducted by Prof.

,Zambia
March 15, 2017

On March 15, 2017, IPA Zambia co-hosted a policy event with the International Growth Centre (IGC) to disseminate evidence on challenges of water provision in Zambia. The event was attended by 45 stakeholders including representatives from the Ministry of Mines, Energy, and Water Development; Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA); Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company; and NGOs such as GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR), and NGO WASH Forum, amongst other organizations.

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